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The GTA Remastered Trilogy Is Real, Using Unreal Engine, And Coming This Year

The GTA Remastered Trilogy Is Real, Using Unreal Engine, And Coming This Year

Ah sh*t, here we go again

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

It looks like the rumours were true: A Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy is on the way for multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch. Even better, it'll apparently be out this Autumn.

Insiders over of the GTAForums have been saying for months now that Rockstar Games is working to remaster Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, and that each game would be developed using the same engine that was used to develop GTA V (the RAGE Engine). Kotaku has now learned from sources that the collection is indeed real, and that each game is being remastered in Unreal Engine using a mix of "new and old graphics".

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Rockstar's Scottish branch Rockstar Dundee is leading development on the project, and is also working with the rest of Rockstar on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of GTA V planned to release in November.

One of Kotaku's sources claims to have seen the remasters in action, and that visually they recall many of the graphically enhanced mods of the original games we've seen over the years. The UI for each game is also being overhauled, though old-school fans needn't worry: each title aims to "stay true to the PS2-era GTA games as much as possible."

Finally, Kotaku says that the remasters were originally planned to release alongside the new-gen version of GTA V as a bonus, but the project ultimately evolved into its own standalone packaged. The trilogy is expected around "late October or early November", so should be around just before or around the same time as the "expanded and enhanced" GTA V.

The GTA remastered trilogy will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile. Kotaku does state, however, that PC and mobile ports could be pushed back to next year so that Rockstar can focus on the console versions.

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Topics: GTA, GAMING, Rockstar Games, News, Grand Theft Auto