Report: Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Coming To Modern Platforms
It was difficult to overstate the context of Grand Theft Auto III’s release back in 2001. The PlayStation 2 open-world game created a new genre in game design that has been a mainstay for the past two decades. This was the first time that I remembered a guest on the Tonight Show talking about a game. Even though the idea of picking up a prostitute and later running them down to get your money back would make my stomach turn back into a fetus, it was a great example of how a guest can talk about a game.
However, it’s difficult to play them on modern platforms due to the lack of PC ports for as much cultural impact as GTA3 and its successor titles Vice City and San Andreas had. Rockstar may be addressing this problem with a new Grand Theft Auto collection. Report by Kotaku.
Kotaku reports that Rockstar is working on a Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City collection to be remastered for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. This will make it the first Nintendo console with a 3D Grand Theft Auto title.
According to reports, the updated games will have an updated user interface and slight updates in graphics, but they will remain faithful to the PS2 originals. The release date is expected to be October or November of this year. This suggests that the game will likely be digital-only.