GTA The Trilogy Release Date Set For November 11, Will Include DLSS Support
The long-awaited (and oft-rumored) GTA Trilogy finally has a release date: November 11! This collection of remasters will launch digitally on PC (only through the Rockstar Games Launcher), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and the Nintendo Switch. Retail copies will then follow up on December 7, but only for Xbox One, Series S|X, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. To make things even better, Rockstar has partnered with Microsoft and will be releasing the entire trilogy on Xbox Game Pass on day one! So, on the off-chance you’re not already a staunch Game Pass subscriber, you have a few weeks to rectify that mistake! Sony, not one to be outdone, has made a similar deal with Rockstar and will release the entire GTA Trilogy on its PlayStation Now service, although at a later date (December 7).
Improvements Across the Board
Rockstar has given us a fairly comprehensive outline of what we can expect from this fascinating trilogy:
“Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition introduces wide-ranging modern control upgrades, including improvements to targeting and lock-on aiming, updated Weapon and Radio Station Wheels, updated Mini-Maps with enhanced navigation allowing players to set waypoints to destinations, updated Achievements, Trophies, and more. The Nintendo Switch version also features Switch-specific controls including Gyro aiming, as well as touch screen camera zooming, pans, and menu selections, while the PC version includes support for NVIDIA DLSS and additional new Accomplishments via the Rockstar Games Social Club.”
The inclusion of NVIDIA’s DLSS is quite a surprising one as, well, there’s really no need for it. The true potential and power of AI upscaling can best be harnessed when you’re playing a game and can’t reach that oh-so-important 60 FPS mark. This remastered trilogy, however, is pretty undemanding in terms of hardware, so you’ll have a phenomenal experience on basically any gaming rig, no matter its age.
Still, some might want to push things a bit further (like 4K, for example), in which case DLSS will definitely come in handy!
“Additional enhancements across all three titles include a completely rebuilt lighting system; improved shadows, weather, and reflections; upgraded character and vehicle models; along with new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition also features a range of environmental upgrades including all new foliage, smoother surfaces, and increased draw distances to provide a new level of depth and clarity throughout the world.”
The community, as expected, is pretty split on this one. Some love the fact that Rockstar has preserved the vibe and aesthetic of the original games, whereas others feel quite underwhelmed at certain stylistic choices that have been made, few of which happen to be positive. We still don’t have a lot of gameplay footage to go over, so it’s best to just reserve judgement until all three remasters come out.