Rockstar didn’t share an official release date for its GTA remasters, but some sources claim that it will launch physically in December.
One of the worst kept secrets of 2021 was finally revealed only a few days ago. Namely, that remasters of the three PlayStation 2 era Grand Theft Auto games will be released as a bundle by the end of the year.
Rockstar Games has still yet to provide an exact release date but, according to Polish website PPE, physical copies of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition should be available in December. However, its sources suggest that this only applies to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions.
In Rockstar’s announcement, it stated that the collection would be available across all modern platforms, including Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, later in 2021. Android and iOS versions will then follow in the first half of 2022.
If PPE’s sources are correct, then the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions are being pushed back to 2022, or at least their physical editions are.
What’s interesting is that industry insider Tom Henderson has stated that the trilogy is actually scheduled for a November release, specifically on November 11. He says that budgets have been allocated to various marketing agencies and November 11 is the date pencilled in.
Henderson has regularly proven to be a reliable source of info, having leaked numerous details about Battlefield 2042 before it was announced, but release dates are always subject to change.
It’s entirely possible that the November release is for the digital versions of the game, with physical versions to arrive at retailers the month after. Henderson never specifies whether the release date he’s seen is exclusively for the digital release or not.
Considering Rockstar plans on removing the original three games from digital storefronts at some point this week, it’s likely confident that the remastered versions will be available in some form before the end of the year.
Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – Definitive Edition releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC later this year.
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