So say the sources, anyway…
Rockstar is readying up to release a trio of GTA remasters according to sources that have apparently seen some of the games running in their new forms.
According to a report by Kotaku, the three PS2-era games – GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas – will be releasing on consoles, PC, and even mobile, though PC and mobile may release sometime next year.
The rumour goes that Rockstar is putting the finishing touches on these remasters and that they’ll release digitally this October or November. The platforms? Just about everything, including the Nintendo Switch. But don’t go expecting a PS Vita release… even if that would be sweet.
According to Kotaku’s sources, the game’s have been remastered using Unreal Engine and that they’ll be using a mixture of “new and old graphics” while keeping each game’s specific style. One of the sources says that the graphics are like “a heavily-modded version” of classic GTA games, whatever that means. Have you seen how many mods are out there?
The report goes on to say that the GTA remasters were originally going to be offered up as freebies to players who buy the next-gen version of GTA V, which will release “expanded and enhanced” later this year with higher resolutions and framerates.
That’s no longer the case, apparently, and instead, the games will release as a three-game package via digital storefronts and there will be no disc release.
It’s no surprise, really, that GTA remasters are in the works. Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has previously hinted that the company would look to exploit fan nostalgia but with a bit more effort than most remasters.
There’s nothing official from Rockstar as of yet but if these leaks are true – and they are coming from reputable sources, according to Kotaku – then expect to hear something from Rockstar sometime in the next couple of months.