While the announcement of the “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition” finally gave fans answers to many of the questions that had been lingering regarding the long-rumored remaster, there were still some important details omitted, in true Rockstar fashion. Namely, the developers have yet to reveal the actual release date for the upcoming trilogy, though they did give fans some clues.
In the Rockstar Newswire announcement, the studio said all three titles would arrive “later this year” but did not list a date that fans could expect to start enjoying the remasters. However, considering that Rockstar mentioned the upcoming 20 year anniversary of “Grand Theft Auto 3,” which occurs on October 22, but did not tie a release to that date, fans can likely expect the games to arrive either in November or December.
There are two other factors to take into account for the upcoming trilogy. First off, Rockstar did note in their announcement that a mobile version of the remasters would be arriving for iOS and Android in the first half of 2022, so Rockstar is at least prepared for an extended release window for those versions. Second, the next-gen upgrade for “Grand Theft Auto 5” has been delayed into 2022, so it will be interesting to see if that affects the planned PlayStation 5 and Series X|S versions of the remaster. However, the announcement did not indicate it would.