According to a recent piece on Kotaku, Rockstar may be bringing three classic Grand Theft Auto games to new platforms – with Rockstar Dundee (the studio formerly known as Ruffian) handling development of the Rockstar remasters.
Citing ‘sources’, Kotaku claims that Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are being remastered, using the Unreal engine and will be released for PlayStation4 & 5, Xbox One & X/S, Switch, PC, Stadia, and mobile phones in late October/early November.
Another source told Kotaku that Rockstar Dundee is also working on next-gen console ports of GTA V, which are also due for release later in 2021.
However, the the PC and mobile versions of the games may not be released until early-mid 2022, as Rockstar focuses on developing the console ports first.
“While some might have expected Rockstar to space these releases out, if not releasing them on each games’ respective 20 year anniversary, sources told me that this isn’t the current plan. Instead, it seems all three games are to be released in one collected package that may only be sold digitally.”
The site also states that remastered versions of Red Dead Redemption and other Rockstar titles may also be remastered for release depending upon the success of the initial three GTA games.
According to Kotaku:
“Dundee is leading development, and many other studios across Rockstar’s vast network of teams are also pitching in on both projects. According to one source, everyone shifting to support these titles is one major reason why Red Dead Online has seen fewer and smaller updates. But if all of this pans out it might be a very exciting year for fans of classic GTA games.”
You can read the rest of the groundless speculation about Rockstar remasters here (and we shall of course jump on any new rumours as and when they occur…)