Rockstar Games dropped their first official trailer for Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy – Definitive Edition on Friday afternoon – and it has certainly whetted the appetite of fans ahead of its November release.
GTA II, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas have all been given the remake treatment as part of the collection and the work that Rockstar has put into reviving the classic titles is immediately obvious.
The much-loved trio of games were originally released on the PlayStation 2 between 2001 and 2004. Far from simply upscaling these into HD, though, it’s clear to see from the trailer that each has been given a complete visual overhaul to provide them with a modern-day feel.
The developer had already told fans to expect “across-the-board enhancements, including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, with high-resolution textures, increased draw distances”. They look to have made good on their word.
The updates aren’t just aesthetic, either. According to Rockstar, numerous tweaks have been made to gameplay across all three titles.
An overhauled minimap and UI, improved gunplay and targeting controls and updated weapon wheels have all been introduced to give the classic games a feel similar to that of GTA V.
Video: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Trailer
You can check out the trailer for yourself below:
In reviving three of their most successful titles of all time, Rockstar would have been all too aware of the pressure to get these reboots right. So far, the project appears to be on track to be a huge success.
Fans will be able to download the collection from November 11 when it is released digitally on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and the Rockstar Games Launcher.
Those who prefer to own a physical copy of their games will have a slightly longer wait – with The Definitive Collection not due to hit shelves until December 7.
With a price point of £54.99, the trio of revamped titles will cost less than a typical new release on a next-gen console too. An exciting time for fans of the GTA franchise.
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