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Rockstar has finally confirmed the existence of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for launch “later this year”.
The studio has now published a short teaser trailer for the collection and an announcement on the Rockstar Wire. An accompanying Twitter thread also reads: “Later this month marks a very special anniversary for Rockstar Games: 20 years since the original release of Grand Theft Auto III.”
“In addition to carving a new path for the open world genre, Grand Theft Auto III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent—and equally legendary —entries in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.”
The collection will feature “across the board upgrades” for all three games. However, it promises to do this while “still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals”. While it didn’t share specifics, Rockstar did promise to show more of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition in the coming weeks. Rockstar added they will begin removing existing versions of the classic titles from digital retailers next week in preparation. The studio encourages fans to check Rockstar Games Support for more info.
Rumours of the collection ramped up over the last few weeks. Rumours first buzzed around back in August, before the collection was spotted on a Korean ratings board. Just this past weekend, new achievement icons were found in the Rockstar Launcher.
Rockstar will announce more information, including a release date, for the collection soon. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will launch later this year. It’ll be available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC when it does.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 8, 2021