It’s Real! Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Announced

As Carl “CJ” Johnson once said, “Ah shit, here we go again.” Rockstar Games will be taking us back to the PlayStation 2 era of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Rockstar announced the existence of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition today. It will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher in 2021. It will later launch for iOS and android in the first half of 2022.

Rockstar took to Twitter to post the announcement as well as a thread celebrating the legacy of these titles.

Later this month marks a very special anniversary for Rockstar Games: 20 years since the original release of Grand Theft Auto III. In addition to carving a new path for the open world genre, GTA III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent — and equally legendary — entries in the series, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas.

We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the GTA fans who have supported the games over the past two decades. In honor of the upcoming anniversary, today we are excited to announce that all three games will be coming to current generation platforms later this year in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

Rockstar Games Twitter

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Improvements

The game will feature GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. The trilogy will see “across-the-board upgrades”. These include graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements, yet still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals. More details on the changes for this trilogy will come in the following weeks. Those who want the existing version of these games need to buy it soon, though. Rockstar says those versions will be removed from digital storefronts next week.

The remasters have been rumored for months with several leaks seemingly confirming its existence. These leaks included logos, achievements, and even from Rockstar’s own game launcher. The title also received a rating in South Korea.

Jeremy Culver is the founder and owner of Press Start. He's been playing games since as long as he can remember with his favorite series being Final Fantasy. You can send him news tips by emailing

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