GTA Trilogy: New Evidence Points to Grand Theft Auto Remastered Bundle Coming Soon

By Sam Hargrave Updated:

Grand Theft Auto fans have been eagerly awaiting the sixth installment of the franchise for some time now. The award-winning Grand Theft Auto V was released eight years ago and yet remains popular to this day, with Rockstar Games' record-breaker having received multiple remasters since then.

Next year will see the popular title and its legendary online mode updated to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with the Expanded and Enhanced Edition which will include major graphical updates along with some new content.

However, it seems as if the highly-anticipated re-release isn't the only remaster Rockstar has on the table as new evidence points to a Grand Theft Auto Trilogy bundle coming soon.

Definitive GTA Trilogy Rated in Korea

Grand Theft Auto

As shared on Twitter by @NibellionGrand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition has been officially rated in Korea, seemingly confirming rumors of a remastered collection coming from Rockstar Games.

Additionally, the collection receiving an official rating anywhere in the world seems to suggest an announcement and release may be imminent.

The classic trilogy was originally released from 2001 to 2004, consisting of the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto IIISan Andreas, and Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto's Extensive History

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive previously hinted that remasters of older titles in the legendary franchise may be on the table. With much of the franchise's current player base being too young to have experienced the classic titles, remastering the series' greatest hits is a perfect way to offer new content until the inevitable sixth installment is ready to release.

Rockstar Games previously released Grand Theft Auto — The Trilogy on PS4 in 2016 with backward compatibility now making the classic games playable on PS5. This bundle serves as a port of the existing titles with no graphical upgrades or additional features, something which will likely accompany the Definitive Edition.

Grand Theft Auto IIISan Andreas, and Vice City remain some of the highest regarded entries in the popular franchise among many fans. The re-release ought to satisfy new and old fans of the iconic action games as some can relive old memories in crisp 4K while others experience these titles for the first time.

Prior to the franchise's third installment, Grand Theft Auto was a drastically different experience as it utilized a top-down camera with gameplay unrecognizable to fans of modern games. As Rockstar revolutionized its own franchise with the addition of a 3D open world, it also changed gaming forever with mechanics which continue to influence the industry to this day.

Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have yet to announce the existence of the remastered Grand Theft Auto trilogy. But with the ground-breaking third installment celebrating its 20th anniversary on October 22, the news may come around then to celebrate the occasion. 

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.