There has been a lot of speculations, tidbits and rumours above just what is planned next for Rockstar’s prolific Grand Theft Auto series. The latest happens to be an ode to the releases that arguably started GTA’s most notorious run.
The holy GTA trinity – that is to say Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – is being reportedly put up for the remastered treatment. Now Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has confirmed it has plans to release “three unannounced” iterations of old games, but fan-favourite speculations put that at the door of Rockstar’s flagship game series and the creme-de-la-creme of the PS2 era.
Reportedly the three GTA games are being remastered in Unreal Engine, with one source commenting that they look like heavily-modified versions of the existing titles. Gameplay is said to be staying true to the originals, while their UI should also retain their classic style. The games’ release has reportedly shifted a lot as a result of the pandemic, but the current plan is said to be a simultaneous digital release for the three titles across most platforms this year, with PC and mobile following in 2022.
A late October or early November release is said to be tentatively planned for the titles, which could eventually be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Switch, PC, Stadia, and mobile phones.
More as things develop.