Ahead of its launch tomorrow, Rockstar Games has shared a set of comparison videos for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, showing just how much the new versions have been improved.
Taking a quick look at all three games - Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - it's immediately clear how Rockstar has polished each title up. Featuring improved character models, lighting and a smooth 60 frames per second (on Series X), they're all getting a new lease of life.
Here they are in action:
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Sometimes it takes a comparison to really take into account how much work has gone into a remaster. Some titles do very little, but it's surprising the lengths Rockstar has gone to here to bring us back to those original Xbox days.
Sure, some players would have loved nothing more than a fully-fledged remake of each title, but it's probably unrealistic to think that may happen. Not to mention it would be a lot of work. In all honesty, the improved visuals here are bordering on remake territory, and while they may not shape up against any modern-day games, they certainly don't look bad at all.
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