GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas may arrive in the future. Kotaku reports that Rockstar Games’ Dundee Studio is currently working on remastering three PS2-era Grand Theft Auto games: Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. The titles are expected to be released on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S in late October or early November.
Rumors about remastered titles circulated for some time. But, this month, Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that it plans to release “three unannounced iterations” of older games. These remasters could include everything from Bioshock to Max Payne or Bully.
THE TRILOGY DEFINED OPEN-WORLD GAMES GENERATIONS
Kotaku reports that the GTA games are being remastered using Unreal Engine. One source claims they look like modified versions of existing titles. The gameplay will be faithful to the originals, while the UI will retain its classic look. The release of the games has been affected by the pandemic. However, the current plan is to release the titles simultaneously on all platforms. PC and mobile will follow in 2022.
Rockstar Games spokesperson did not respond immediately to a request for comment. If the remastered trilogy is successful, the publisher may also plan to remaster the Red Dead Redemption.
The PS2-era trilogy by Rockstar was a landmark in open-world gaming. It was also one of the most popular games on the console. While the games have their worlds and storylines, they are all part of the same universe. Certain characters appear in each match. Rockstar released two PSP games in the same city (one in ‘s Liberty City and one in Vice City) which were later portable to traditional consoles.