Gameplay video from the ‘Grand Theft Auto remaster’ has leaked online
A day before the official release of the game
Gameplay footage from Rockstar’s planned remaster of its PS2-era Grand Theft Auto trilogy has surfaced online, following the release of early copies. VGC has compiled three YouTube uploads and one Reddit post, totaling almost an hour of footage from Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Despite the fact that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition is only a day away from release, Rockstar has yet to publish any significant gameplay video from the restored games. A trailer published last month focused almost entirely on cutscenes from the three games rather than the gameplay improvements promised by Rockstar for the nearly two-decade-old trilogy.
These leaked gameplay video, on the other hand, provide a far better picture of how these remasters will actually play. They demonstrate the games’ new weapon selection wheel UI, which was inherited from later GTA games, as well as how the Grand Theft Auto V-inspired controls work in practise. One of the Vice City clips purports to show the user entering a cheat code and spawning in a tank (check it out from roughly the 16:10 mark below).
Other expected improvements include revamped graphics, improved navigation via micro maps, and modern quality of life elements such as Achievements and Trophies for Xbox and PlayStation, respectively. The game will have motion-controlled aiming and touchscreen controls for the Switch, and it will be compatible with Nvidia’s DLSS technology on PC.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition will be available for $59.99 (£54.99) digitally tomorrow, November 11th, on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and newer Series X/S consoles, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher. The physical release will take place on December 7th, with iOS and Android versions following in the first half of next year.