Remastered GTA Trilogy to get November 11 release on console and PC

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (Image credit: 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.

Rizwan Anwer