Report: GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas are getting remastered

They’re supposedly coming to the Nintendo Switch, too
by Drei Laurel | Aug 13, 2021
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You know how a lot of gamers are complaining that there aren’t many new titles available for next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? Well, if this news rings true, we think we can live with that for the time being.

According to a report by Kotaku, Rockstar Games might be remastering Grand Theft Auto 3,  Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas—arguably the three most iconic games in the long-running video game franchise.

Details are still scarce, but the report says the remasters might be released on a variety of gaming platforms later this year, including the Nintendo Switch.

The games will supposedly run on the Unreal Engine now, and will feature a mix of “new and old graphics.” They reportedly will also feature new user interfaces and are trying to stay true to their source material gameplay-wise.

Kotaku has already reached out to Rockstar Games for comment but has yet to get a reply. The website, however, says its sources have “so far, had reliable track records” when it comes to information regarding the developer’s releases.

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Perhaps this is the reason we still don’t have any word regarding Grand Theft Auto 6? Who knows. But hey, we’ll take it. At least it’s better than binging on the franchise’s fifth installment for the nth year in a row, right?

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