For a while now, there have been a lot of rumors floating around regarding remastered versions of the GTA Trilogy that would make their way to mobile devices soon. This comprises GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, which are three very popular games that have defined an era, being worked on by Rockstar Games. It’s hard to ignore these rumors since Rockstar themselves have made certain moves that strongly suggest the same. We might be seeing some confirmation soon if these rumors hold some truth.
Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar had not too long ago said that they’re working on “iterations of previously released titles” during an investor meeting. They have also taken down a bunch of mods for these older games. All of these have fuelled the speculations regarding the remastered versions.
Mobile remains a key growth opportunity for Take-Two
During the same investment meeting, Take-Two also expressed its interest in the mobile gaming industry. They feel will remain “a key growth opportunity“. Their free-to-play mobile games have been very successful in the recent past. They intend to release 24 free-to-play titles between fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2024. A lot of those titles probably would be for mobile devices.
Currently, the GTA Trilogy which had started off with the release of GTA III two decades ago is available on mobile for $4.99. However, Rockstar has really stopped working on them. They have not been updated since early-mid 2019, with newer versions of mobile operating systems not being compatible and the games have been facing issues.
While Rockstar hasn’t really confirmed anything yet, Kotaku’s reliable sources claim that the remastered games will be released on PC, consoles (PS/Xbox), Switch, Stadia, and mobile. Also, confirmation shouldn’t be too far away since sources have also said that the remastered game versions should be released this October/November.
Remastered GTA Trilogy will surely bring back nostalgia
This is a piece of exciting news for people around the world since GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas have amassed millions of downloads worldwide. Back when they had been launched, they managed to blow the audience away. Even today, they are still pretty impressive because of the gameplay, amazing stories, underlying social themes, and more. Hence, it is not hard to see why there would be demand in the market for their remastered versions.
It is not clear whether they’d be a part of the free games section for mobile devices or paid like the original ports. But, surely a lot of players won’t mind paying a little for the remastered versions of the games that used to rule the world of gaming and the hearts of players.
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