How Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Experience will look was well maintained until the game was released on Friday. The new skin can be seen in the trailer for the Xbox family of consoles, PS4/PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC. Release date is November 11th.
Today’s teaser video primarily shows off the visual top-down retouching applied to the collection’s Grand Theft Auto III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. The footage is largely made up of cut scenes, as opposed to the background image of an average game.
While staying true to the games’ original code and animations, Rockstar chose a bloated, cartoon-like aesthetic to incorporate new additions, with a higher resolution, cartoonish face.
What looks disturbing in the screenshots comes together much more beautifully in the trilogy’s full video trailer.
Each game’s control suite has been updated to better resemble GTA V, complete with locked weapon targeting and custom waypoint mapping. The Nintendo Switch version brings switchable gesture controls and touchscreen support – though it’s not yet clear whether this version will support higher accuracy and resolution or higher frame rates.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S owners can get “up to 60fps” performance. It is not yet clear what kind of performance is expected on Rockstar, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
The trilogy has experience porting the game maker’s classics to a variety of console and smartphone platforms. The bundle costs $60 and there doesn’t seem to be an option to purchase each game separately. However, on the day the full trilogy is released, GTA San Andreas: The Definitive Edition will be released as a standalone free to pay Xbox Game Pass customers on Xbox consoles.
About a month later, on December 7, GTA III: The Definitive Edition will arrive on Sony’s PlayStation Now service. Physical versions of the trilogy will also be released in December.