If Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy – Final Edition there was a boat, it would have sunk already after all the recent leaks. First, the rating information was leaked, then the achievements leaked… Now, more details on how the game will play, the box layout and its obvious specs for PC have eluded us as well.
Kotaku first reported the then rumors GTA Trilogy remastered back in August… Later, on October 8, after the leak of foreign rating information about the existence of the game, Rockstar Games finally announced GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition with a tiny teaser confirming that the package will contain GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas… Since then, Rockstar has not shared any new details about the upcoming collection, apart from a few vague information published in the news feed, which explains that the trilogy will contain updated visuals and “modern gameplay improvements.”
But thanks to the data developers, we now know more about this highly anticipated collection.
On GTAForums, alloc8or shared a not-yet-released description and support article found buried on Rockstar servers, links improved, Gta v-like controls and other improvements. (Alloc8or also leaked achievements earlier this week.)
“Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classic of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas have been updated for the next generation, now with ubiquitous improvements, including brilliant new lighting and environmental improvements, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with new levels of detail. “
The description mentions three iconic cities, which seems odd considering GTA San Andreas actually contains three cities, not one. But I think Rockstar is just treating the entire state as a city to leverage this admittedly good-sounding Three Iconic Cities, Three Epic Stories marketing line.
The same user also found some more text that talked about a time-limited agreement that Rockstar Games can make with people who buy the updated collection on its own PC launcher.
“By purchasing Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition from store.rockstargames.com or the Rockstar Games Launcher before January 5, 2022, you will receive a $ 10 discount on your next purchase from the Rockstar Games Launcher or Rockstar Online Stores. eligible products worth $ 15 or more (exchange rate applies). The discount will expire on January 16, 2022. “
The end date on January 5, 2022 seems to be a perfect match for what I and others have heard about a possible November release of the collection, which is slated for Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC later this year.
But wait, there is still information leak! The same user, alloc8or, dug up what appears to be a PC game requirement.… (Some people have pointed out that Intel processors seem to be wrong, but it looks like a typo.)
– Intel Core i5-2700K / AMD FX-6300
– Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
– 8 GB of RAM
– 45 GB of disk space
– Windows 10
– Intel Core i7-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
– Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
– 16 GB of RAM
– 45 GB of disk space
– Windows 10
Interestingly, it looks like the full collection will take about 45 GB of space. For comparison, all three original versions III, Vice city, and San Andreas only 5 GB on a PC. Perhaps some uncompressed audio files and larger high quality textures are blowing up the size that much?
Yes, and since at this point everything but the game itself has leaked, another user on GTA Forums could find box arts for games on Rockstar asset servers. They are not very exciting, but so far something else leaked ahead of schedule.
At this point, as the hype around these updated games gets bigger and bigger, it seems like the next thing most fans want are actual gameplay footage and screenshots. And I suspect we’ll get them sooner rather than later, either from Rockstar or some serious data provider.