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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has a release date (and a new trailer)

Announced with a trailer about two weeks ago, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition finally has a release date.

Rockstar Games has in fact released a new trailer for this collection which includes GTA III, GTA Vice City And GTA San Andreas in a remastered and updated version, revealing when it will land on each of the available platforms.

The promotional video, visible below, shows the improvements made to the three classic chapters of the saga by comparing them with the original ones.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition release date

The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition collection will launch digitally on November 11, 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Windows PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher. A physical version of the collection will arrive on December 7, followed by versions for iOS and Android expected in the first half of 2022. Rockstar Games has also launched an official website on which more details can be found.

Subscribers to Xbox Game Pass will have immediate access to Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition already on day one, while landing on the game streaming service PlayStation Now is scheduled for next 7 December.

As reported by The Verge, each of the three titles of this Definitive Edition has been remastered by Grove Street Games, a team that seems to have done a great deal of work to make them much better looking and more playable than their PS2 counterparts.

Rockstar claims to have used the Unreal Engine and a “completely rebuilt” lighting system with every aspect of the games that appears to have benefited from the graphical improvements made.

The list of technical interventions provided in the Rockstar press release includes upgrades of shadows, weather conditions, improved reflections, 3D character models and updated vehicles. There are greater drawing distances, smoother surfaces and “higher resolution textures on buildings, weapons, roads, interiors and more”.


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