The most significant upgrades and tweaks coming to GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition 

GTA remasters: 7 things you need to know

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1. The worst kept secret in games is finally out

After months of rumors Rockstar has confirmed the early 3D GTA games have been remastered. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is out Nov 11, priced $60/£55.

2. The trilogy will now handle more like GTA 5

Of the "across-the-board enchancements" mentioned in a Rockstar press release, GTA 5-style controls and targeting will feature in all three entries of the trilogy. 

3. The visual upgrades look transformative

Environmental upgrades and high-resolution textures have been added for the remasters. It's also clear character models have received a major upgrade, looking markedly more stylized than those of the originals. 

4. Grove Street Games is behind the remasters

Working with Rockstar North, the Floridian outfit—formerly War Drum Studios—has remade the trilogy using the Unreal Engine. The team has worked on mobile GTA ports in the past.

5. A new lighting sytem looks to give the games a fresh feel

New Unreal-powered lighting techniques have been used to bring these old games more in line with the look of Grand Theft Auto 5.

6. The trilogy's cities will be more detailed

The remasters boast new foilage, smoother surfaces, increased draw distances, alongside updated Mini-Maps and a more detailed weather system.

7. System requirements are low, while NVIDIA DLSS is also supported

Minimum specs are Nvidia GTX 760 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB, recommended are Nvidia GTX 970 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB. The games will take up 45GB of space.

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