The highly-anticipated remaster, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, has already gone gold and is releasing next month. November 11, 2021, to be exact, as per Rockstar Games.
Essentially a compilation of previous Rockstar Games titles in their update-to-date renditions, changes are the Trilogy’s central theme. And the games in question are seeing not only a fresh coat of paint, but also control adjustments that make gameplay easier. In the words of Rockstar, there will be “across-the-board visual enhancements” and “improved visual fidelity across the world”.
Other visual alterations
That is also including resolution improvements, which is a befitting adaptation to today’s growing display screens. But while there may be expectations of a massive visual uplift to the games, Rockstar stressed that they will retain their “original distinct aesthetic”.
Part of the graphics improvement treatment is also the lighting, which was “completely rebuilt”. This results to better reflections, shadows, and weather.
As for the controls, it will be “GTA V-inspired” the company claims. This meant, more than anything, no more clunk aiming and shooting mechanics that were often the bane for past players of the classics. In addition to a more precise and manageable aim-and-shoot control, the system also overhauls the weapon wheels for a more convenient switching of arsenal. The radio station wheels are also getting an update, too, for additional benefit.
The world of GTA can be a vast place per each entry, even for a sandbox game. This makes mini-maps an integral part of the series. But gone are the days when players have to be bothered to having to double-check the map to ensure proper destination. Rockstar Games did it so by including a waypoint system that gives players right direction to their intended location.
Revamped Achievements and Trophies
For the completionist who find accomplishments a significant deal, GTA: The Trilogy has its Achievements and Trophies improved. This either meant more play time or greater challenge to getting that wanted platinum trophy or bragging rights to friends.
Exclusive platform features
Making for a first from the franchise to the Nintendo Switch system, the Trilogy takes advantage of the hybrid console’s unique controls. In particular, the use of gyro for aiming as well as the touchscreen for camera zooming, panning, and interacting with the game’s menu. The PC version, on the other hand, will support DLSS and will feature connectivity with the Rockstar Games Social Club.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition will release on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC for $70. The compilation will also be seeing physical releases on said platforms, except PS5 and PC, on December 7, 2021.
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