GTA trilogy remaster details leak: Steam release, updated controls and system requirements

Daniel Sims

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Rumor mill: Someone on gtaforums.com this week claimed that Rockstar published a support page for its upcoming remasters of three classic Grand Theft Auto games early, leaking new details about them. If true, the leak describes what enhancements the remasters will bring and reveals some suspiciously high system requirements.

Grand Theft Auto fan forum user "alloc8or" posted what they claim to be a product description and PC system requirements for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The provided link leads to an error page on Rockstar's support site which suggests that the company published the information and then quickly took it down. If what's on the forum is real, the updates in the remasters of these three games could be significant.

The product description mentions upgraded lighting, textures, and draw distances, as well as controls remodeled after those in Grand Theft Auto V. The system requirements don't look terribly high for a modern game, but do look unusual for remasters of games that came out between 2001 and 2004, and they are higher than GTAV's PC requirements.

The minimum requirements alloc8or posted include a GTX 760, whereas GTAV's recommended graphics card is a GTX 660. They also indicate 45GB of storage space will be required, presumably for all three games combined.

Information for each of the three games also showed up on SteamDB today. They're listed as individual games, suggesting they will be sold separately. So far Rockstar has only confirmed a PC version of the remaster trilogy for its own Rockstar Games launcher. A Steam release could be on a delay. Rockstar recently removed the original versions of these games from Steam.

After weeks of rumors, Rockstar confirmed last week that it is remastering Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC. They will also come to iOS and Android next year. The 20th anniversary of the original release of GTAIII is this month. Rockstar only confirmed visual and gameplay improvements in its announcement of the remasters without going into specifics.

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VitalyT

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classic Grand Theft Auto games
Yeah, like good-ol Escobar years and cheap cocaine in the supermarkets...
Is it just me, or it has the same moral ring to it?

Like, we need these games badly, because violence on the streets is running dangerously low these days.
 

RudyBob

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Nothing new to report. perhaps Rockstar just wants to train people on techniques and this is a cheap way. Perhaps they will make some money but it is snoozing me. NOW, if it was a remake of a game series I hadn't played a megagazzilllion X I would be more positive. At any rate a great series
 

RudyBob

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Yeah, like good-ol Escobar years and cheap cocaine in the supermarkets...
Is it just me, or it has the same moral ring to it?

Like, we need these games badly, because violence on the streets is running dangerously low these days.
I love your point. And they will tell us games don't affect life
 

cliffordcooley

Posts: 13,073   +6,376
If morals is the only thing keeping you from killing somebody, you've got problems. Games have nothing to do with it.
I take it you don't truly understand the definition. Morals keep me from playing some games. Since you don't see the connection. That means you are closer to being able to actually killing someone.
 

Mister_K

Posts: 2,090   +787
I take it you don't truly understand the definition. Morals keep me from playing some games. Since you don't see the connection. That means you are closer to being able to actually killing someone.

If you have a predisposition to violent outburst then yes, games are a ticking time bomb for that individual. Same can be said about any other activity.
 
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3ogdy

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A remake of the games pertaining to the GTA3 era would be amazing.
Mind the wording.

A remake, not a reskin of GTA V, Rockstar. The latter is called a mod.

First a return to WW2 for CoD, then an HD version of AoE I & II...now this. Keep them coming!
Can't wait to see what they come up with.
 

0dium

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I take it you don't truly understand the definition. Morals keep me from playing some games. Since you don't see the connection. That means you are closer to being able to actually killing someone.
Morals keep you from playing games but not from killing someone, got it. I wanna see a list of serial killers who were hardcore gamers.
 

0dium

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If you have a predisposition to violent outburst then yes, games are a ticking time bomb for that individual. Same can be said about any other activity.

Oh it's so good we actually have science and logic at our disposal.
You are absolutely right. Also, games became a scapegoat because it's easier to blame games and just ignore the real problems that are happening.
A boy was bullied for a long time, nobody around him cared. He took a gun and killed a few people. Nobody wants to take responsibility for being ignorant, who to blame? Videogames.
 

pcnthuziast

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Capacity and propensity are quite distant in most people. Human nature itself has the capacity for the entire spectrum of behaviors and deeds. There are very few that are actually prone to committing murder, even if they have literally fantasized about it.
 

Adi6293

Posts: 931   +1,309
You are absolutely right. Also, games became a scapegoat because it's easier to blame games and just ignore the real problems that are happening.
A boy was bullied for a long time, nobody around him cared. He took a gun and killed a few people. Nobody wants to take responsibility for being ignorant, who to blame? Videogames.

That's exactly the problem, nobody wants to deal with the actual problems in the society so they are looking for something to blame and now it's games, in the past it was violent movies... Nonsense
 

cliffordcooley

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That's exactly the problem, nobody wants to deal with the actual problems in the society so they are looking for something to blame and now it's games, in the past it was violent movies... Nonsense
What you can't see is the cycle of issues through society living their life. You acknowledge their is issues in society. Yet you don't acknowledge that those issues then create products that strengthen our issues. You will not fix our issues by ignoring the products of our issues. Calling it nonsense is only acknowledging a percentage of the problem.