After months of speculations, there is new info about the remaster of GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. Kotaku has learned from sources that Rockstar Games may be remastering three classic Grand Theft Auto games.
In the past, we had a lot of speculations about the remastering of old GTA games. These speculations grew in popularity also because the parent company of Rockstar Games, Take-Two has removed several classic GTA mods while they announced that three remastered games are in development. Kotaku can’t confirm if these three games are GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas but they can confirm that the remasters are in their final stage of development.
According to Kotaku’s sources the GTA Trilogy (GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas) is being remastered using the Unreal Engine. The updated graphics are a mix of “new and old graphics.” One source who claims to have seen a snippet of the games in action said that the visuals reminded them of a heavily modded version of a classic GTA title. The UI is also being updated whilst keeping the same classic style. They are trying to stay true to the PS2-era GTA games as much as possible.
This is how the San Andreas map looks like in the Unreal Engine:
This is how GTA remake could be looking 🤯😍 ran on unreal engine pic.twitter.com/w6FdHrqXnY— gta news and more🌴 (@rockstarnews18) August 12, 2021
Thie video shows the San Andreas map in Unreal Engine 4
The remastered trilogy was scheduled to be released earlier this year. However, plans have changed again, and now the remastered titles are planned to launch around late October or early November for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC, Stadia, and mobile phones. It appears the PC and mobile ports might slip to next year as Rockstar focuses on developing the console ports first.