• "GTA Trilogy Remastered" is reportedly being developed by Rockstar Dundee
  • The remasters would reportedly launch on Nintendo Switch too
  • "GTA Trilogy Remastered" was initially planned to be released as free gift to gamers

American video game company Rockstar Games is currently developing remakes of classic "Grand Theft Auto" titles, "GTA 3," "Vice City" and "San Andreas," also known as "GTA Trilogy Remastered" for PS5, Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia, iOS and Android, according to a new report.

Rumors and leaks claiming that "GTA Trilogy Remastered" is in the works have been rife online over the past months. Interestingly, a new report from video games site Kotaku, corroborated by Japanese video games site Gematsu and VGC editor Andy Robinson, added more weight to the claims.

According to the report, Rockstar Dundee (formerly Ruffian Games), the team behind "Crackdown 2" is handling the development of the remasters for the classic PlayStation 2 titles "GTA 3," "Vice City" and "San Andreas." The report also noted that the upcoming remasters would run on Unreal Engine and include a mix of "new and old graphics."

GTA San Andreas
CJ steals a car in "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." Rockstar Games

The report stated, "One source who claims to have seen a snippet of the games in action said that the visuals reminded them of a heavily-modded version of a classic GTA title. The UI for the games are being updated too, but will retain the same classic style."

Aside from those, the Kotaku also revealed that while Rockstar Dundee is the lead studio for the remasters, "Another source explained that the studio is heavily involved in not just the remasters, but is even helping Rockstar on developing the next-gen GTA V ports that are due out later this year."

"GTA Trilogy Remastered" was initially planned to be released as a gift to gamers who purchased the next generation ports of "GTA 5" and "GTA Online," according to the report. However, it turns out that plan has changed because of undisclosed reasons.

Right now, these remasters would be reportedly released as digital-only, standalone products. As for the project's release window, the report said it would be released sometime in the late part of October or early November of this year.

"GTA Trilogy Remastered" will reportedly release on Nintendo Switch aside from previous generation and new generation gaming consoles. The game will also release on PC and mobile ports, but the report noted they might become available in 2022.