Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive EditionSource: Rockstar Games

What you need to know

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is set to launch on November 11, 2021, first available digitally on all major consoles & PC. A physical release of the trilogy is set to follow on December 6.
  • The trilogy is set to deliver the games with various quality of life changes and graphical enhancements.
  • Preorders for the remastered trilogy are now live from $60, with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas also included in Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service from Nov. 11.

The forthcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was easily one of the most rumored and sought-after releases that fans have been speculating on for years. With the new release, three games are in the package: GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas. They're each set to get a major graphics overhaul, and even include some quality of life changes.

Rockstar Games has now provided further context around the package, including more information on its planned launch. Pre-orders for all the consoles and PC versions are now open, however, with a digital-only Nov. 11 release date. If you want to get your hands on the physical copy, you're going to have to wait, now set for Dec. 6.

A quick grab from the product description tells us the pre-order incentives, and what to expect from the changes.

Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, with high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all-new levels of detail.

Purchase Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition from the Rockstar Store via the web or Rockstar Games Launcher by January 5, 2022, to receive $10 off a product priced at $15 or more (exchange rates apply). Discount expires on January 16, 2022. See here for complete details/terms.

Rockstar initially teased the trilogy without a release date but stated that the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch would get the trilogy this year, and the mobile ports will follow in 2022.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available for preorder from $60 on console and PC. GTA: San Andreas will also be included in Xbox Game Pass from Nov. 11, while GTA III joins PlayStation Now one month later on Dec. 7, 2021.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Three classics in one place.

The original Grand Theft Auto trio has returned, bundling GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas, into one remastered compilation. Improved graphics rework textures and lighting, while title-wide refinements adapt the trilogy for the modern age. Experience these Rockstar Games classics in their greatest form yet.

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