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GTA Remaster Trilogy finally shows gameplay: These are the biggest changes

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With “The Trilogy”, GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas return in the Unreal Engine. And now Rockstar has finally revealed what exactly will be improved graphically and gameplay-wise.

On 11 November, the classic games GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas will return in the remaster collection The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition in the Unreal Engine. Now Rockstar has finally presented what has been done in terms of gameplay and graphics. We give you an overview of the improvements.

All further information on the release, price, platforms, system requirements and more can be found in our big info article on the GTA Remaster Trilogy. (Take a look for yourself)

GTA: All changes of the new edition at a glance

This improves the remaster trilogy graphically

With the Remaster Trilogy, GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas are being remade using the Unreal Engine. This, of course, allows developer Rockstar to tweak the graphics of the three games. The official blog post talks about the following improvements that are supposed to give the GTA classics a modern look:

  • improved weather and water effects
  • revised lighting and shadows
  • HD textures for buildings, weapons, vehicles and roads
  • reworked character models
  • environmental enhancements with smooth surfaces and reflections
  • increased visibility in the open game world
  • 4K resolution and 60fps for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
  • Nvidia DLSS support for PC

You can see for yourself the updated graphics of GTA: Definitive Edition with the following screenshots:

This improves the Remaster Trilogy gameplay

The Remaster Trilogy doesn’t just screw with the graphics, though. There will also be some gameplay improvements, so that the gameplay is not quite as stale as it was 20(!) years ago. Rockstar has taken the following aspects into consideration:

updated weapon and radio selection

  • revised mini-maps
  • GTA 5 style controls and targeting mechanics
  • failed missions can be restarted immediately
  • special controls for Nintendo Switch with touchscreen and Joy-Cons

You can get a first impression of the gameplay of GTA: Definitive Edition with the help of the new trailer for the remaster trilogy:

What else you should know about the GTA Trilogy

GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be released on November 11, 2021 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One and is available for pre-order now. (We have already taken a closer look at the system requirements of the PC version).


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