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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Revealed for PC & Consoles

Rockstar Games has finally revealed Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X| S.

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The short-but-sweet teaser announcement simply reveals that the three-game bundle—which contains remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City—will launch sometime this year, with mobile ports for iOS and Android slated to arrive in the first half of 2022.

Rockstar says that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition offers “across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements” without sacrificing the look and feel of its original genre-defining titles. The studio also promises to share more information “in the coming weeks.” Until then, watch the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition announcement trailer below.

Though it’s not quite Grand Theft Auto VI, Rockstar’s trilogy remaster announcement accompanies the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III. Today’s reveal is certainly exciting, but there is a catch: the original digital versions of the three games are being removed from all digital storefronts starting next week. So, if you’re worried about losing that pure, classic experience, you’ll want to head over to your respective digital retailers as soon as possible.

Removing the digital versions of the original Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City might not be the best way to celebrate the 20th anniversary, but at least Rockstar has other plans. Grand Theft Auto Online players will have the opportunity to take part in special festivities throughout this fall. Along with other updates planned for the coming months, these anniversary tie-ins bring commemorative cosmetics as well as other, currently unspecified, in-game events.

A Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition reveal follows lots of rumors and reports that led many to believe an announcement was imminent. Most recently, a report from Kotaku indicated that a November launch is likely, but nothing is certain until we hear official word from Rockstar. Regardless, it shouldn’t be too long before we see gameplay.


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