Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy

GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition New Details Leaked & PC Specs Revealed!

Following our coverage of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, it appears more information about the new remasters have come to light following a background update with the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC. It appears Rockstar Games are preparing for the release of the new editions and a release could be closer around the corner than we think!

GTAForums user, @alloc8or has once again managed to discover new details about the new release which includes details from a Rockstar Support entry which has recently been removed. The details on this entry are as follows:

“Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.”

“By purchasing Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition from or the Rockstar Games Launcher by January 5th, 2022, you’ll receive a $10 discount on your next purchase through the Rockstar Games Launcher or Rockstar Web Stores on qualifying products of $15 or more (exchange rates apply). Discount expires January 16th, 2022. For complete details/terms,

It is interesting to note that when Rockstar initially said in the announcement that the game would have ‘modern gameplay enhancements’ it could be referencing to the above with gameplay mechanics from GTAV. This could include character movements and shooting mechanics. 

Not only this, but Alloc8r has also found some background artwork from the Rockstar Launcher including the pre-purchase screens which we have included below. 

As well as the above, the PC specifications appear to have been discovered too. These are as follows:

Minimum requirements:

  • Intel Core i5-2700K / AMD FX-6300
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • 8GB RAM
  • 45GB Storage Space
  • Windows 10

Recommended Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • 16GB RAM
  • 45GB Storage Space
  • Windows 10

These PC specs are insane compared to the original games (which we have included below for comparison). GTA III alone only required 500MB on HDD storage, whereas the Definitive Edition requires 45GB for the three games! GTAV on PC was 65GB at launch, so it is interesting to see what improvements have been made to the games! Hopefully this is a proper remaster rather than a brief upgrade. Pictured below are the Minimum and Recommended Specs for GTA III from Steam.

We are super excited to see what more information comes to light with GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition. We will continue to update our community as the information is revealed. A huge thanks goes to the community of GTAForums who take the time to find out the information and dissect the updates as they are released. 

Hi, I'm Lewis! - I'm 25 years old and from the UK. I am the owner and founder of Rockstar Universe, which was founded in 2014 following the release of Grand Theft Auto V. I'm responsible for writing articles, running the website and managing the social media platforms. I'm a huge fan of the Grand Theft Auto franchise and have been for over 2 decades - with GTA IV being my ultimate favourite release.