After several ill-kept rumors, Rockstar has finally confirmed that GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas are each getting remasters. All three games have been in the hearts of many after being one of the most influential games of all time. The package will soon launch for PC, consoles, and Switch, including a mobile version scheduled for next year. As for its price and release date, we’ll find out soon.
Aside from graphical improvements to keep up with the current gaming demands, the company hasn’t shared any info about other changes made. But it says each of the games has gotten “across-the-board” upgrades while still maintaining the classic look and feel from how they were back in the old days.
If you’re in the generation who grew up on GTA V, and haven’t had an easy way playing these influential games, this seems like the perfect time to try it out. You might get weirded out though since you can’t swap between characters, but the adventures of the silent Claude, Tommy Vercetti, and CJ are still very much worth trying out.
GTA Remastered Confirmed, At What Cost?
Perhaps the saddest part of this is the planned removal of the “OG” versions of the games to make way for the remastered versions. This has thrown us into yet another debate about the permanence of online products. Still, GTA fans wonder if you could end up preferring the old ones over the remastered versions, and if that’s the case, there’s no way you could acquire them anymore. We still don’t know if existing owners are getting some kind of reward offer, but Rockstar says that whoever owns the games will still have access to them.
When the first rumors about the GTA Trilogy Remastered appeared in the headlines, it was originally planned to be a part of the GTA 5 next-gen release, but that’s no longer the case. The next-gen release was supposed to be out this November but was moved to 2022 for unknown reasons. Rockstar has also faced controversy for promoting a re-release without having enough basis that would justify a re-purchase. And, likely, it won’t appear like if you own the original GTA games in this remastered trilogy. I mean, of course, not, since Rockstar can still make more revenue from this remaster.
A Breather, As We Wait For GTA 6
The GTA Trilogy Remastered will be a complete remastering of all three GTA classics, while still maintaining the classic look and feel like how they were presented on PlayStation 2. This should help temporarily draw away attention over the GTA 5 next-gen debut scheduled for March 2022. In any case, the GTA Trilogy Remastered will help buy some time while we wait for the GTA 5 next-gen.
Of course, there’s also the much-anticipated GTA 6 – which fans have been anxious to learn more about. Honestly speaking, the GTA 6 project is a virtual guarantee considering the sheer amount of dosh that the previous titles have made, but that’s all we know at the moment. It looks like fans will have to deal with the GTA Trilogy Remastered and the GTA 5 next-gen releases for now!
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