The three main characters from the classic PS2-era GTA games.

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After months of rumors and speculation, Kotaku has discovered from resources that Rockstar Games may well be remastering three traditional Grand Theft Vehicle games. At this time, it appears these game titles will be produced afterwards this drop for a multitude of platforms, which include the moveable Nintendo Swap.

For the previous year, rumors have swirled on Twitter, Reddit, and numerous information boards that Rockstar is functioning on remakes or remasters of basic, PS2-era Grand Theft Car titles. These rumors only grew in popularity as Rockstar’s mother or father organization, Take-Two Interactive, used DMCA takedowns to eliminate basic GTA mods from the world-wide-web when saying that the publisher had a few remastered online games in development. While Kotaku cannot confirm what all of these teased remastered titles exclusively are, we can affirm by way of corroborating particulars from three resources that GTA remasters are at this time in the last levels of development.

Kotaku has attained out to Rockstar about these remastered video games and foreseeable future GTA re-releases. But our sources have, so much, experienced reputable observe documents that have alerted us to updates in GTA On-line and Pink Dead On the web months if not months in advance.

According to these resources, Rockstar is actively developing remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Vehicle Vice Metropolis, and Grand Theft Car San Andreas. All three of these online games are getting remastered utilizing Unreal Motor and will be a combine of “new and previous graphics.” A person source who promises to have noticed a snippet of the game titles in action reported that the visuals reminded them of a heavily-modded edition of a basic GTA title. The UI for the video games are currently being current too, but will keep the same classic design and style. No specifics ended up shared about gameplay, but Kotaku has been advised these remastered titles are hoping to stay correct to the PS2-era GTA video games as considerably as possible.

Sources verified that Rockstar Dundee, a Scottish outpost and one particular of the most recent studios at the firm, is leading the charge on acquiring the remastered game titles. Yet another resource discussed that the studio is intensely involved in not just the remasters, but is even encouraging Rockstar on building the future-gen GTA V ports that are due out later on this 12 months. This strains up with information and facts I experienced heard last calendar year, following the studio was procured by Rockstar Online games. Prior to turning out to be Rockstar Dundee, the studio was Ruffian games and had formerly worked on Crackdown 2, Crackdown 3 and assisted with improvement on the Grasp Main Assortment.

The classic covers of GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas.

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Ideas around these remastered GTA titles have shifted quite a little bit about the final 12 months as a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, and they may well carry on to do so until eventually factors are officially announced. Initially, it seemed that these re-releases were being likely to be packaged with each other and supplied to players who procured the future upcoming-gen ports of GTA V and GTA On-line as a sort of reward or “thank you gift” from Rockstar. Then options adjusted, and the remastered trilogy was scheduled to be launched before this year. Nevertheless, strategies have changed again, and now the remastered titles are prepared to launch all-around late October or early November for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X/S, Change, Pc, Stadia, and cell phones.

It seems the Personal computer and mobile ports may slip to subsequent 12 months as Rockstar focuses on creating the console ports initial. When some may have predicted Rockstar to place these releases out, if not releasing them on just about every games’ respective 20 calendar year anniversary, resources advised me that this isn’t the latest strategy. In its place, it seems all 3 games are to be produced in just one gathered package that may well only be offered digitally.

For fans who are more fascinated in other typical Rockstar online games acquiring remastered and rereleased, sources inform me that Rockstar has options to establish new ports of video games like Red Useless Redemption. But the long run of these remastered games is dependent on how very well these first re-releases sell.

Nonetheless, for now, Rockstar is centered on getting these three remastered Grand Theft Automobile game titles out the doorway alongside the GTA V up coming-gen ports. Dundee is foremost progress, and quite a few other studios throughout Rockstar’s extensive network of teams are also pitching in on the two projects. According to a single source, every person shifting to assistance these titles is one key rationale why Crimson Lifeless On line has found much less and smaller sized updates. But if all of this pans out it could possibly be a extremely thrilling year for supporters of typical GTA video games.