Rockstar Launcher Update hints at Grand Theft Auto Remastered Trilogy
There has been a lot of speculation that the remastered Grand Theft Auto trilogy is happening. According to a report by PC Gamer Publisher, Take-Two Interactive stated in August that it is working on three unannounced "iterations of previously released titles," and last week South Korea's games rating board revealed the classification of something called Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy—The Definitive Edition.
GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas are without a doubt three of the most popular and well-known video games of all time. Rockstar has long been petitioned by GTA fans to remaster the PS2 classics for modern consoles but to no avail.
Many leaks and hints have surfaced in recent months indicating that GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas will be remastered and sold as a trilogy.
The most recent news comes from Rockstar: after the company updated its PC launcher on Tuesday, internet sleuths discovered code related to the three PS2 games.
The evidence became more solid after Twitter username @videotech_ on Twitter looked at the back end of the latest Rockstar Games Launcher update, and sure enough, they found slots for Grand Theft Auto III, San Andreas, and Vice City.
Grand Theft Auto III – Unreal, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Unreal, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – Unreal are all listed in the launcher's data. The word "Unreal" may confirm previous rumours that the remastered GTA games would use the Unreal Engine.
In recent years, Grand Theft Auto fans have been deprived of new titles. GTA V, which was released in 2013, earned more than $900 million in 2020, thanks in large part to the continued popularity of GTA Online. Rockstar's desire to create GTA VI has waned, with the only announced upcoming Grand Theft Auto title being the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA V, which will be released in March.
Rockstar Games released its own PC games launcher in 2019, complete with a hub and store dedicated to its games. GTA, L.A. Noire, and Bully are among the games available through the launcher.
The rumour has not only been exclusive to the GTA trilogy but it was earlier heard that GTA 5 is coming to next-generation consoles, but it has been pushed back to 2022.