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Reports are claiming that a Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy could be on the way for multiple platforms.
If true, we could see remasters of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas, and they could be repurposed for platforms including the portable Nintendo Switch.
According to Kotaku, Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive used copyright law takedowns to remove classic GTA mods from the internet, while announcing that the publisher had three remastered games in development.
Take-Two is yet to reveal the names of the three new projects, but has said they are 'new iterations of previously released titles', which has resulted in rumours circulating that they will be the PS2-era GTA titles.
Sources informed Kotaku that they will be versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The sources went on to explain that the visuals of the games reminded them of a heavily-modded version of a classic GTA title and it was hinted that developers are trying to stay true to the original games as much as possible.
Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has previously dropped hints he'd be keen to redo the game.
Earlier this year Zelnick was asked if he was considering remastering GTA to which he replied: "It's a great and encouraging question.
"I'm kind of inclined to leave it more as a statement than a question and any update on our release schedule will come from Rockstar Games."
He followed this up in March, saying: "Remastering has always been a part of the strategy. We've done differently than the competition - we don't just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we're launching it on.
"So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements. And that's why I think our remastered titles typically do so well."
Me when GTA 3, Vice City & San Andreas remasters release pic.twitter.com/sQRcJWCeWG
- Jake ☆ (@Viboxing) August 12, 2021
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "Please be true," while another added: "Inject a San Andreas remake directly into my eyeballs."
Clearly not quite as thrilled, a third commented: "They're really gonna do everything except give us GTA 6 before 2037 huh?"