Rockstar Announces Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

It’s a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it? Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

It’s one of those awkwardly long game names containing both a hyphen and a colon that ultimately we’re going to keep getting wrong every time we write about it. But Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is the name that Rockstar has decided upon for its upcoming re-release of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A release that’s been rumoured for a while, and finally confirmed by Rockstar itself.

So, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be bringing GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas to all formats later this year. That means it’s coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC (via Rockstar Games Launcher).

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The new ‘Definitive’ versions of these games will feature graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements. But they’ll also ‘maintain the classic look and feel of the originals’. Rockstar is currently light on details (it promises more to come soon), but we’d expect these to be HD ‘enhanced’ rather than full remasters.

From next week, Rockstar will begin to remove the ability to buy existing versions of the games. So if for any reason you want to own the original version of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on any format, we suggest you buy it pronto.

There’s no release date for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition just yet, but it’s coming “later this year”. There’s not much of this year left now, so expect to see this within the next two months.

You can read more about it in Rockstar’s full announcement blog post, here.