Rockstar Games announced today its plans to launch the Definitive Edition of the GTA Trilogy across a number of leading platforms during 2021.
The good news is that we know exactly when this will be happening and the visual quality we can expect.
As the name suggests, the Grand Theft Auto Definitive Edition Trilogy of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas, will be the best versions money can buy.
They include improved visuals, controls and design options that will make replaying each game a breeze.
According to Rockstar, there will be better targeting and lock-on aiming in each game, as well as updated Weapon and Radio Station Wheels, and updated Mini-Maps.
This will also help with navigation, making it possible for players to set waypoints to destinations, updated Achievements, Trophies, and more.
A message from Rockstar Games explains: “Additional enhancements across all three titles include a completely rebuilt lighting system; improved shadows, weather, and reflections; upgraded character and vehicle models; along with new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more.
“Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition also features a range of environmental upgrades including all new foliage, smoother surfaces, and increased draw distances to provide a new level of depth and clarity throughout the world.
“Originally developed by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been adapted to modern platforms by Grove Street Games using Unreal Engine to make these classics more vibrant and more immersive than ever, celebrating the legacy of the series that redefined interactive entertainment and helped propel video games to the center of culture.”
Some platforms are getting different things, and thankfully, this includes special measures being taken to make playing on Nintendo Switch as easy as possible.
The Nintendo Switch version features Switch-specific controls including Gyro aiming, and touch screen camera zooming, pans, and menu selections.
This should make playing GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas as easy as on PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms.
Meanwhile, the PC version includes support for NVIDIA DLSS and additional new Accomplishments via the Rockstar Games Social Club.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be available digitally on November 11 through the PlayStation Store, the Microsoft Store on Xbox, Nintendo eShop, and the Rockstar Games Launcher, with a physical release for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on December 7.