After months of rumors and leaks, Rockstar Games has finally revealed GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, which is essentially three remasters of the PlayStation 2 games Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas. There is a palpable sense of anticipation surrounding the upcoming remasters, as the older GTA games still have a devoted fanbase who continue to play them.
As a result, remasters appear to be a good idea for Rockstar, and the Definitive Edition on next-gen consoles will set players back a pretty penny, according to base.com, an online retailer. GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition will be available for £70/$70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and $60/£60 on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, according to the listing.
GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition will set you back $70 on the PS5/Xbox Series X/S
So @base_com have listed the price of “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition”— Vinewood Motors (@Vinewood_motors) October 10, 2021
It looks like £60rrp for PS4/Xbox one & Switch and it will cost £70 for PS5 & Xbox Series X.
Also does this mean we're getting a physical copy? #GTATrilogy pic.twitter.com/fugLeemsud
Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar’s parent company) has previously released games at the $70 price point, including NBA 2K21 and 2K22, and the publisher believes the community is ready for the new price point. Aside from the games being released later this year, all existing versions of the games, including the bundle, will be removed from all digital storefronts (including the PlayStation Store and Steam), which is concerning.
This effectively means that players will no longer be able to play previous versions of the GTA PS2 trilogy, even if they are content with the upcoming remasters being slightly inferior. The “Definitive Edition” and what it entails, as well as what kind of improvements players can expect, have remained a mystery.
While base.com has “revealed” these prices and opened pre-orders for Marvel’s Wolverine, which has yet to receive an official release date, they appear to be the first to do so for Marvel’s Wolverine. As a result, it’s possible that the data isn’t entirely accurate. According to Rockstar, the games will receive “visual enhancements” as well as “gameplay enhancements” in line with modern games, which sounds a little vague. Rockstar is likely to reveal more details as we approach the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III, and hopefully, the publisher will do so soon.