Rockstar Games To Release Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition on Android
Rockstar Games announced their plans to release remastered versions of the original 3 GTA games – Vice City, Grand Theft III, and San Andreas.
The remastered versions of these 3 games will be collectively called Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. And these will be available on the latest generation of platforms like the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The new Definitive Edition will also be available on iOS and Android in the first half of 2022.
The remastered versions will get a graphical upgrade and modern gameplay mechanics while still retaining the classic look and feel of the original games. Just before the launch, that is, within this week, the existing version of the original trilogy will be taken off all the app stores and other digital retailers.
GTA Online Gets New Content
As part of the celebrations, Rockstar Games also promises new content for GTA Online, like a cavalcade of special gear, which will be slowly added throughout upcoming events this Fall, including commemorative clothing and liveries.
“This month’s GTA Online events will also have some special surprises — including the upcoming possibility of some unusual activity occurring in and around Southern San Andreas….”
As per Rockstar Games Newswire, there will also be content in GTA Online along with some improvements in the servers.
“We are also continuing to improve and evolve GTA Online. As you may have noticed, we recently began cycling select Adversary Modes and Player Jobs in and out of the game. GTA Online offers a hugely diverse array of gameplay, hosting over 1,000 Rockstar-created Jobs and tens of millions more player-created Jobs since launch. By beginning to cycle the Rockstar-created Jobs in and out of the game over time, not only will we be freeing up space for new missions and modes in the future, but we are also improving the game’s matchmaking by focusing the community on a more streamlined list of Jobs from week-to-week.”
Keep in mind that the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be a premium product, meaning you will have to buy it from the store. The price and release date have yet to be announced, but we can expect the Definitive Edition to be available within this month, at least on PC and consoles.
As for the fans, some are excited to hear the news, while others think Rockstar is just trying to make more money by reselling their classic games. Besides, the GTA modding community has already done a pretty good job of keeping the original three up to modern gaming standards. Who knows, maybe Rockstar will include some new content in the trilogy to make it more attractive to players; a few extra missions will undoubtedly spark some interest.
Many players also don’t like the fact that Rockstar is pulling the plug on the old games without giving any details about the remastered versions, including the release date. They are essentially replacing the trilogy without giving the players an option to choose between the two. As such, the fans are rushing to buy the original GTA trilogy before it disappears off the shelves.
That’s it for now; stay tuned for more gaming news and an update on GTA: Definite Edition.