Remasters are long overdue, will sell well

August 19, 2021

Whether you are a gamer or not, you have undoubtedly heard of the Grand Theft Auto series. Despite much controversy from outsiders, the GTA series is beloved by millions of gamers around the world. GTA V, the most recent release in the franchise, has sold over 145 million copies. The games from the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era are beloved by so many, and people have been begging for a remake, or at least a remaster, for a long time. 

According to Kotaku, fans of the highly controversial but esteemed series might have something to look forward to this fall. 

Kotaku claims to have a source that says all three games are being remastered with the Unreal Engine and will visually appear like a mix of modern and classic graphics.  

“While Kotaku can’t confirm what all of those teased remastered titles specifically are, we can confirm via corroborating details from three sources that GTA remasters are currently in the final stages of development.” According to Kotaku’s source, the Remastered Trilogy will be released this fall for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, PC, Stadia, and mobile.

While Rockstar has not confirmed or denied these rumors, Kotaku’s source seems pretty credible. Take this with a grain of salt. However, I would not be surprised at all to find out this is true. I think remasters of these games are long overdue and they will sell extremely well. For someone like me who didn’t grow up playing these games, this is the perfect opportunity to jump in with more modern graphics and trophies/achievements. 

If this rumor is true, will you be picking up the GTA Remastered Trilogy? I know I certainly will. Let’s talk on Twitter: @pixelsnplanners.

  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, a planner babe, and a boba tea fanatic. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader by her aunt. Her current main consoles are the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Some of her favorite games include The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series, Persona 5, and Night in the Woods. Follow her on Instagram at @planningwithcass and YouTube at

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