Kotaku reports that Rockstar Games Dundee is currently working to remaster three PS2-era Grand Theft Auto games: Grand Theft Auto 3 Grand Theft Auto 3 Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. The titles are expected to be released on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S in late October or early November.
Rumours about the remastered titles circulated for some time. However, this month Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that it plans to release three unannounced versions of old games along with current-gen ports GTAV, GTA Online and Kerbal Space Program. These three unannounced remakes could be anything, from Bioshock to Max Payne or Bully, given Take-Two's extensive library.
This trilogy was the foundation of a new generation of open-world games
Kotaku reports that the GTA games are being remastered using Unreal Engine. One source claims they look like modified versions of existing titles. The gameplay will be faithful to the originals while their UI design should remain classic. The release of games has been affected by the pandemic. However, the current plan is to release the titles simultaneously on all platforms. PC and mobile will follow in 2022.
Rockstar Games spokesperson did not respond immediately to a request for comment. If the remastered trilogy is successful, the publisher may also plan to remaster the original Red Dead Redemption.
The PS2-era Rockstars trilogy was a landmark in open-world gaming. It was also one of the most popular games on the console. The three games have their own worlds and stories, but they are all part of the same universe. Certain characters appear in all three. Rockstar released two PSP games, one in GTA3's Liberty City and the other in Vice City. These were later ported onto traditional consoles.