A recent leak of update files for Rockstar’s personal game launcher appears to confirm that we’ll be getting a Grand Theft Auto Remastered trilogy at some point in the near future, and it will apparently be made in Unreal Engine 4. While Rockstar hasn’t announced it yet, it seems legitimate for now.
The trilogy will apparently allow players who were fans of Grand Theft Auto 3 and its expansions to play through the game again. Alongside 3, players will also get to play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, both of which have their own stories and their own central characters.
Exactly why Rockstar focused on Grand Theft Auto 3 instead of allowing players to play 1, 2, and 3 together remains to be seen, but at least it’s something refreshing after Rockstar has spent the past several years repeatedly re-releasing Grand Theft Auto 5 instead of moving on to the next mainline entry in the game.
The prospect of the Grand Theft Auto Remastered trilogy getting remade in Unreal Engine 4 will be another great step in making the games play and look even better than they did on their release, especially given how good Grand Theft Auto 5 looked on its own release.
Considering how many people look back fondly on games like San Andreas, though, Rockstar may have picked out what most people thought were some of the best Grand Theft Auto games and decided to target what people liked best. Depending on the success of this remaster, a Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster might be in the cards as well.
While a Grand Theft Auto Remastered trilogy is apparently on the way, who knows how long we’ll have to wait until Rockstar actually decides to announce it. It could be soon, such as at this year’s Game Awards, or it could be later, possibly next year’s E3.
Either way, hopefully this leak is not only true, but also that the game is coming out soon.