Rockstar is reportedly remastering its PS2-era Grand Theft Auto trilogy

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Rockstar Video games’ Dundee studio is engaged on remastered variations of three basic PS2-era Grand Theft Auto titles: Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice Metropolis, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Kotaku stories. A late October or early November launch is alleged to be tentatively deliberate for the titles, which may ultimately be launched for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X and S, Swap, PC, Stadia, and cell phones.

Rumors of the remastered titles have been floating round for a while, however this month Rockstar Video games’ guardian firm Take-Two Interactive confirmed it has plans to launch “three unannounced” iterations of previous video games, alongside current-gen ports of GTAV, GTA On-line, and Kerbal House Program. Nonetheless, contemplating Take-Two’s library of video games, these three unannounced remasters may embody something from Bioshock to Max Payne, or Bully.

In keeping with Kotaku, the three GTA video games are being remastered in Unreal Engine, with one supply commenting that they appear like heavily-modified variations of the prevailing titles. Gameplay is alleged to be staying true to the originals, whereas their UI also needs to retain their basic fashion. The video games’ launch has reportedly shifted rather a lot on account of the pandemic, however the present plan is alleged to be a simultaneous digital launch for the three titles throughout most platforms this yr, with PC and cellular following in 2022.

A spokesperson from Rockstar Video games didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. The writer can be stated to be planning a remaster of the unique Crimson Lifeless Redemption if the remastered trilogy sells nicely.

Rockstar’s PS2-era trilogy outlined a era of open-world video games, and had been three of the most important video games on the console. Though the three characteristic unbiased worlds and storylines, they’re a part of the identical shared universe, with sure characters showing throughout the three video games. Along with the trilogy, Rockstar additionally launched two PSP video games set in the identical cities (one in GTA3’s Liberty Metropolis and one in Vice Metropolis), which had been later ported to conventional consoles.