According to Kotaku sources, a Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster is coming to all platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, Google Stadia, and mobile devices. It is reportedly aiming to release in late October or early November 2021, with the PC and mobile releases potentially being released next year. While Kotaku cannot confirm which three specific GTA titles are receiving the remaster treatment, its sources indicate the games are Grand theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Recent activity from Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive suggests an imminent announcement may be coming. The corporation has been issuing DMCA takedowns to remove classic GTA mods from the internet, and it revealed this month that it had three remastered games currently in development.
The Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster is reportedly being developed using Unreal Engine and will have a mixture of new and old graphics. The user interfaces for the games are being updated as well but will still have that classic GTA style that fans are familiar with. No gameplay details are available, but Rockstar is reportedly aiming to preserve the PlayStation 2-esque feel to these titles. The trilogy may be a digital-only release.
Rockstar Dundee, based in Scotland, is reportedly leading the development of these remasters and also assisting on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S ports of Grand Theft Auto V. Additionally, the first Red Dead Redemption and other games may receive new ports as well, but it depends on how well these GTA remasters sell.
On the subject of Vice City, it’s been rumored that Grand Theft Auto VI might include that setting as well.