There’s been a lot of speculation lately, and last Friday Rockstar made it official: a definitive version of GTA: The Trilogy is coming.
In other words: As previously speculated, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will all get a mod that’s supposed to be based on the Unreal Engine, but it should keep its look and feel. origins.
The occasion of the new release of the title is the 20th anniversary of GTA 3. Rockstar says: “In addition to the fact that Grand Theft Auto III paved the way for the open-world genre, it also laid the foundation for Grand Theft Auto like a cultural phenomenon, along with the following two – and equally legendary – sequels. Both – from the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.”
Beautiful and good. I don’t want to deny what these titles have done for the franchise. With all the festivities, Rockstar shouldn’t forget the three games that laid the foundation for it all: Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, and Grand Theft Auto 2. The original trilogy, to put it that way. Three titles deserve a little love just as much as the three packs that came next.
I’m interested in Vice City and San Andreas for the sole reason that I’ve never played them before, but at the same time I’m skeptical. After a long wait, the first trailer for the next generation of GTA 5 turned out to be unbelievable and disappointed the fans. Rockstar didn’t learn anything from this, and once again there was no material to be seen announcing the definitive release of GTA: The Trilogy. This certainly doesn’t help dispel any fears fans have regarding new releases.
But back to the origins. GTA and GTA 2 are the games that gave me my first contact with the legendary series. And many other people my age (36) and beyond should feel the same way. Although at that time when I was a teenager I started with little more than running, driving and shooting wildly in search of a better tank and weapons. Always these killer games…
Despite everything, I associate pleasant memories with the beginnings of the series, more than in GTA 3 and Co. But just because of their historical significance to the GTA series, these three titles were worthy of modern releases so that you could play them on all current devices. It would have been great if Rockstar had started their new releases on the origin of the series. Hopefully the games won’t pile into the Rockstar archives forever, but they’ll soon get a little love they deserve.
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