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Welcome to the archived GTA-SanAndreas.com site. This site is here to provide up to date information on the impressive Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. The site originally started on February 17, 2003 based on rumours and speculation, and after over a year of working with no content, the game was finally confirmed. Since then the site has gone through two different layouts and is now settling on this, the third design for the site. The site is (was) updated daily and aims to be one of the best resources for GTA: San Andreas information. Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoy the site and find everything useful. We also suggest using a screen resolution of 800x600 or 1024x768 to view this site.

GTA-SanAndreas.com is no longer updated, however the site will remain for archive purposes. News below via iGrandTheftAuto.com

Posted on 16 Mar 2022 (823 Views)
Welcome back to Los Santos. Experience entertainment blockbusters Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online on the latest generation of consoles — now available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S through the PlayStation 5 console store and the Microsoft Store with a host of improvements and upgrades for new and returning players.

Explore Los Santos and Blaine County in greater detail than ever before, now featuring:

Stunning Visuals

Enhanced levels of fidelity and performance with three new detailed graphics modes to customize your gameplay experience — featuring up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, HDR options, ray tracing, improved texture qualities, and more.

Faster Loading

Quicker access to the action as the world of Los Santos and Blaine County load in faster than ever before.

Immersive Controls

Feel new levels of responsiveness with Haptic Feedback and dynamic resistance via the Adaptive Triggers on PlayStation 5's DualSense wireless controller, including weather effects, rough road surfaces, explosions, directional damage, and much more.

3D Audio

Hear the sounds of the world with pinpoint precision: the throttle of a stolen supercar, the rattle of neighboring gunfire, the roar of a helicopter overhead, and more.

Plus, experience all-new enhancements to the dynamic and ever-evolving world of GTA Online, where you can rise from street-level hustler to become a kingpin of your own criminal empire.

Hao’s Special Works

Exclusive to the latest generation consoles, Hao has taken over the LS Car Meet’s Mod Shop to offer his services as a specialist customizer with Hao’s Special Works. First, unlock Hao’s Special Works by taking his phone call and completing a time trial using a high-performing, HSW-modified vehicle. Once you beat the par time, Hao’s shop will be unlocked for business, allowing you to purchase an HSW upgrade for eligible vehicles and then add a new range of modifications including groundbreaking acceleration, Chameleon Paint, and more.

Starting today, HSW upgrades and modifications are available for the Übermacht Sentinel XS, Shitzu Hakuchou Drag, Grotti Turismo Classic, and Bravado Banshee. There are also five new vehicles releasing today on the latest generation consoles only; the Coil Cyclone II, Karin S95, Imponte Arbiter GT, Pfister Astron Custom, and the Pegassi Weaponized Ignus, all of which are eligible for HSW upgrades and modifications.

Plus returning players from PS4 and Xbox One will receive a complimentary all-new and fully HSW-upgraded Karin S95 after unlocking Hao’s Special Works. In addition, these players will unlock the Dark Purple Pearl and Red Prismatic Pearl Chameleon Paints for all HSW-eligible vehicles with the ability to apply either one for free.

Coil Cyclone II

Take your newly upgraded HSW vehicles into the new HSW Race Series using these specially modified vehicles. The LS Car Meet will also be showcasing Hao’s Premium Test Ride vehicles weekly with his very own podium, allowing LS Car Meet Members on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to take a weekly selection of highly modified HSW-eligible vehicles for a test drive with the option to buy straight off the lot — without visiting a dealer website.

The first Premium Test Ride vehicle is a souped-up Bravado Banshee decked out in Hao’s Special Works proprietary upgrades and a matching livery. One thing’s for sure: the other cars on the lot will know where you got your work done. Once it’s up to spec, you’ll be able to test your ride’s mettle out in the new HSW Time Trial, a dash from East Vinewood to Vespucci Beach.

The Career Builder

Anyone who is getting started in GTA Online on the latest generation consoles will have access to the Career Builder, helping everyone enter the world of GTA Online with useful tools for rising from street-level hustler to criminal kingpin. Choose from one of four Criminal Careers — Executive, Gunrunner, Nightclub Owner, or Biker — and select from a range of properties, powerhouse vehicles, and weaponry to kickstart your enterprise. The Career Builder is also available to anyone who wants to restart their character in GTA Online.

New Menu Design

Immediately access everything GTA Online has to offer right from the Main Menu, including the latest and most popular updates. Quickly jump into Heists, Races, and Adversary Modes, launch directly into Freemode, or browse from weekly event offerings like discounts, 2X GTA$ opportunities, and more.

Access to All Current and Previous Updates

Dive into more than 40 massive updates with more to come. Featuring everything from the high-stakes hunt for Dr. Dre’s missing music files with Franklin Clinton in The Contract to the high-octane underground street racing action of Los Santos Tuners; Heists on the lush tropical island of Cayo Perico to the nightlife circuit of After Hours and The Diamond Casino & Resort.

All this and more available alongside a wide range of races, modes, activities, and social spaces to enjoy solo or with friends — including nightclubs, arcades, penthouse parties, car meets, and much more.

GTA Online Profile Migration

Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account can seamlessly migrate their GTA Online Profile from PS4 or Xbox One to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, which includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.*

Returning players who migrate their profiles will also receive the all-new Karin S95 — converted and tuned up courtesy of Hao’s Special Works —along with the exclusive Cool Noise HSW Racing Suit, Dark Purple Pearl Chameleon Paint, and Red Prismatic Pearl Chameleon Paint.

Just load up the game on either of these new consoles — the first time you enter GTA Online you'll be given the option to migrate your GTA Online Profile. You can also choose to transfer your character via the Migrate Profile option in the Online section of the Pause Menu.

Please note: Migrating your GTA Online Profile will result in its removal from the PS4 or Xbox One account it was initially tied to, which means you will need to create a new one to continue playing on the original platform.

You can also transfer Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. For details on how, please visit Rockstar Support.

And More

In addition to the new Chameleon Paints for all eligible vehicles in GTA Online, there are a number of new quality-of-life updates for veteran players, including the ability to choose different session types from the Find New Session submenu.

As we continue to improve and tune the GTA Online experience, we’ve also made adjustments to increase base payouts on Biker Sell Missions and Nightclub Daily Income on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Going forward, we plan to continue making further adjustments across all versions of the game, in addition to rebalancing other areas — such as vehicles commonly used in PvP combat. Stay tuned for details.

And make sure to check out the re-launched Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online website, which features our handy GTA Online Guides for those starting out.

GTA Online artwork illustration

GTA Online Now Available as a Standalone Title For the first time, GTA Online is also now available as a standalone title for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. It is available for free exclusively on PS5 through June 14, 2022, and at a discounted price for Xbox Series X|S players through June 14, 2022.

Players who want to experience the interwoven stories of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor have the option to upgrade and add Grand Theft Auto V’s Story Mode at any time, which includes Director Mode and the Rockstar Editor. Download now from the PlayStation Store or the Microsoft Store.

*For GTA Online platform migrations, purchased GTA$ can only be transferred between platforms of the same family (PS4 to PS5, Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S). All earned GTA$ will transfer regardless of console platform.

Posted on 05 Mar 2022 (456 Views)
Note:: It seems the "Expanded and Enhanced" wording of the upcoming versions has been dropped entirely.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online arrive for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 15 - delivering the action-packed, blockbuster Story Mode adventure and the dynamic, ever-evolving world of GTA Online to the latest generation consoles with a host of improvements for new and returning players.


These new versions of GTAV and GTA Online introduce high-end PC visuals to the console experience with new graphics modes featuring up to 4K resolution, a frame rate of up to 60 frames per second, improved texture quality, HDR options, and ray tracing - as well as utilizing the technical advancements of the latest console hardware for faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, support for platform-specific features, and more.

Grand Theft Auto V

Experience the interwoven stories of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor across the sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos and the backwoods countryside of Blaine County in greater detail than ever before with stunning all new levels of visual detail.

Choose from one of three detailed new graphics settings to tailor your gameplay experience for what matters most to you. Fidelity Mode is tuned for the highest visual quality and targets 30 FPS. In this mode the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X support native 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled while the Xbox Series S supports upscaled 4K resolution. Performance Mode is tuned for the most responsive gameplay experience and targets 60 FPS. In this mode the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X support upscaled 4K resolution while the Xbox Series S supports a resolution of 1080p. In addition, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have Performance RT mode, a hybrid of the Fidelity and Performance modes supporting upscaled 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled and targeting 60 FPS.

These new versions also offer across-the-board improvements including faster loading times, increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections, and other elements. Plus improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, highly detailed new explosions, fire, and much more.

There’s also new levels of responsiveness with Haptic Feedback and dynamic resistance via the Adaptive Triggers on PlayStation 5’s DualSense wireless controller, adding new sensations to weather effects, directional damage, rough road surfaces, explosions and much more. Platform-specific features also include immersive audio using Tempest 3D positional audio on PlayStation 5 and Spatial Sound on Xbox Series X|S.

Grand Theft Auto Online

The massive and unrivaled experience of GTA Online - with an unprecedented 8+ years’ worth of gameplay additions delivered across over 40 unique updates - will continue to evolve with the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This new generation of GTA Online includes a range of new vehicles and a new addition to the Los Santos Car Meet: Hao’s Special Works.

Hao’s Special Works encompasses best-in-class vehicle upgrades, a new class of Races using specially modified vehicles, and a weekly rotation of Hao’s Special Works Time Trials, along with a Premium Test Ride, where you can get behind the wheel of these newly modified vehicles for free.

In addition to access being included as part of GTAV, GTA Online will also now be available for the first time as a standalone title for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Plus, for the first three months from launch, GTA Online will be available to download and keep for free for PlayStation 5 players - making it easier than ever before for new players to experience everything GTA Online has to offer.

And new players might need more than just a pistol in their belt strap to survive Los Santos, so we're introducing a new Career Builder feature designed expressly for new players – or anyone who wants to reset their character and get a fresh start – to get an introductory leg up in the criminal world of Southern San Andreas. With this system, you get a GTA$4,000,000 windfall to select essentials including Business Properties, Vehicles, and Weapons.

Furthermore, GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has an assortment of new quality of life improvements, including a newly designed introduction and tutorial for new players, a new front-end Main Menu that allows you to jump directly into Freemode, Heists, Races, Adversary Modes, the latest featured weekly event content, and more.

Story Mode and GTA Online Character Transfers

PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to transfer both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, or across console platforms, with a one-time migration for each.

Starting today, players can begin transferring their Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. To begin this process, enter GTAV on your current console account and go to the Game tab of the Pause Menu. From there, select the Upload Save Game option. Please note, you can only store one game save per platform at a time and saves will remain available to download for 90 days.

Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account will also be able to migrate their GTA Online character progress to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S on March 15 upon loading up the game on either of these new consoles. This migration includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.*

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will be available digitally on March 15 through the PlayStation 5 console store and the Microsoft Store - with pre-purchase and pre-load beginning on March 8 - and physical releases coming in April. Stay tuned for more details.

*For GTA Online platform migrations, purchased GTA$ can only be transferred between platforms of the same family (PS4 -> PS5, Xbox One -> Xbox Series). All earned GTA$ will transfer regardless of platform.

Posted on 04 Feb 2022 (845 Views)
For those subscribed to PlayStation Now, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition is available until Monday, May 2.

"Play the genre-defining classic of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City updated for a new generation, now featuring 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 this beloved world to life with all new levels of detail."

More info and other games.

Posted on 04 Feb 2022 (578 Views)
As the GTA Online community continues to grow stronger with each passing year, Rockstar Games would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for playing with us across 2021, whether through the high-speed thrills of Los Santos Tuners, chasing down Dr. Dre’s lost tracks in The Contract, or just causing havoc in Freemode with friends. As we enter our third console generation and with much more to come in 2022 and beyond, here is a look at just some of what’s on the way.

The Contract – Short Cuts to Short Trips and More
The Contract brought GTAV’s story into present-day GTA Online as players helped Franklin Clinton set up his celebrity solutions agency and track down hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre’s lost, unreleased music, along with an array of new gameplay including Security Contracts, Payphone Hits, and the ability to step into the shoes of Franklin and Lamar for the Short Trips co-op story missions.

To ensure everyone can easily experience the fun of Short Trips, players will soon be able to access Short Trips directly from the Jobs menu without completing The Contract’s story missions. And look for official versions of Dr. Dre’s tracks from The Contract, hitting your favorite music streaming service today.

A New Generation for GTAV and GTA Online
With the GTAV community stronger than ever, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms this coming March 15, bringing the blockbuster open-world experience to players on the latest hardware. We sincerely appreciate the entire community’s support over the years as the game now heads into an unprecedented third console generation.

Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S features new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, texture and draw distance upgrades, HDR options and ray-tracing, as well as offering the technical advancements of the latest console generation with faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, platform-specific features like advanced haptic feedback, and much more.

PS4 and Xbox One players eager to continue their journey on the newest generation of hardware will be able to transfer both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with a one-time migration at launch.

Plus, a new standalone version of GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will debut at launch — available for free for the first three months to PlayStation 5 players — making it easier than ever before for new players to experience everything GTA Online has to offer.

Improvements to GTA Online
GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series also includes a range of improvements including the ability to skip the GTAV Story Mode prologue before entering Online, and an all-new GTA Online Tutorial. New GTA Online players will now enter the Career Builder, with instant access to their choice of one of four illicit businesses — Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner — and a sizable GTA$ windfall to help select a property, high-end vehicle, and the firepower required to kickstart their enterprise. Returning players will also have the option to restart their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA Online also include the new Hao’s Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, which will allow players to upgrade select vehicles (5 new vehicles and 5 existing vehicles at launch) for elite driving performance that takes full advantage of the upgraded power of new console hardware.

What’s Next
"With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.

On behalf of our entire team, we thank you all for your support and cannot wait to step into the future with you!"

- Rockstar Games


(spoiler alert: don't expect news of the next Grand Theft Auto anytime soon)

Posted on 16 Dec 2021 (1356 Views)
Join forces with one of Los Santos' most famous hustlers and his friends in GTA Online: The Contract, an all-new adventure for solo players and groups, featuring the return of Grand Theft Auto V protagonist Franklin Clinton, manager of F. Clinton & Partner, a "celebrity solutions Agency" ready to fix the special kinds of problems plaguing the high rollers of Los Santos.


With your partnership in the Agency, you’ll work alongside new and familiar faces including Franklin’s longtime friend Lamar Davis, his loyal sidekick Chop, and the Agency’s elite in-house hacker Imani. And in the Agency’s first A-List client contract, you’ll help Dr. Dre resolve a high-stakes theft.

On the streets of Los Santos, Dr. Dre’s stolen phone is the talk of the town — word is the device is loaded with never-before-heard music from Dr. Dre’s as-yet unreleased work, which you’ll need to track down before it leaks to the world. This could make or break your Agency, and you’ll be the one getting your hands dirty.

As you make headway with the investigation, you’ll discover new songs from the six-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop legend, all premiering exclusively within this massive update to GTA Online.

You’ll also get a rare inside look at Dr. Dre working his magic at Record A Studios, a new music studio where you can hang with Dr. Dre and a special guest artist, kick back, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hit-making process.

As part of your partnership investment in F. Clinton & Partner, you’ll acquire a new multi-floor, state-of-the-art office space, fitting for a high-end private solutions Agency. The property includes office space for the team and a dedicated lower level for vehicle storage. You can add further modification with an Armory to service your arsenal and a Vehicle Workshop that opens a new range of modifications ideal for completing contracts for clients.

F. Clinton & Partner is new to the scene, and you’ll need to pick up Security Contracts for clients in need to gain experience and credibility. Recover valuables and vehicles, conduct daring rescue operations, defend high-value assets, and more.

After completing a few Security Contracts, Franklin will reveal the Agency’s dirtier work in Payphone Hits — off-the-books, street-level assassinations with bonuses paid out for following specific instructions. These assignments demand a low-profile — you’ll pick up the details by answering payphones around Los Santos.

In addition to a Concierge service at the Agency, you’ll be able to call Imani and Franklin from your iFruit in Freemode to make use of their unique services and abilities, as well as request Security Contracts and Payphone Hits from the road.

The Contract has three new weapons, each a valuable instrument Franklin has accrued over his career. The Heavy Rifle is available at Ammu-Nation or to purchase and modify from your Agency’s Armory at a discount. The Stun Gun and Compact EMP Launcher are tools of the trade that are exclusively available at the Agency’s Armory.

Enus Jubilee
Look out for a fleet of seven new vehicles including the Pegassi Ignus supercar, Lampadati Cinquemila sedan, and Pfister Astron SUV, which are all available from Legendary Motorsport. The Dewbauchee Champion supercar, Bravado Buffalo STX muscle car, Enus Deity sedan, and Enus Jubilee SUV have new Imani Tech modifications available to them from the Agency’s Vehicle Workshop. Slick Mines, Armor, and Machine Guns are baseline essentials for Agency work. Meanwhile, a Missile Lock-On Jammer will keep you clean of homing missiles, and the Remote Control Unit will allow you to drive the vehicle remotely.

While you hit the streets, tune into the new radio station MOTOMAMI Los Santos hosted by ROSALÍA and Arca pumping tracks from across the musical spectrum — from bachata to electro and much more. New music is hitting the airwaves of Radio Los Santos and West Coast Classics as well, including exclusive new tracks from artists such as Juicy J and Mike Dean, Pusha T, Dom Kennedy, Mozzy, and more.

There are hundreds of new pieces of streetwear and accessories, including new jackets, sweaters and hoodies, baseball caps, tattoos, and new Facepaints and Hairstyles from the Barber. Plus, players who visit Record A Studios anytime between now and December 22 will receive the Westside Fitted Cap for free.

Today’s release brings several other positive changes for GTA Online. Players will now receive fewer phone calls and texts inviting them to take part in new gameplay. Now, players can use the map in the Pause menu to review and select gameplay. Highlight any contact blip on the map to see more details and trigger the contact’s introduction to this content.

Additionally, a number of new Pause Menu Awards and Daily Objectives are now available to complete in GTA Online, and daily fees for Properties and Businesses have been reduced. Players are also now rewarded LS Car Meet reputation for completing Auto Shop Contracts, Customer Deliveries, and Exotic Exports Deliveries, and the safe capacity in the Nightclub and Arcade has been increased.

Alongside all the new additions with The Contract, you can also take advantage of weekly event bonuses and discounts in GTA Online. Visit the Lucky Wheel and LS Car Meet to see the latest prizes and contests, earn 2X GTA$ and RP on Transform Races, Weed Killer, and Welcoming Party. Plus, all who play GTA Online this week will receive the Radio Los Santos Tee, free of charge, to celebrate the legacy of LS’ long-running hip-hop radio station.

As you complete each of the missions within Dr. Dre’s Contract, look out for first-time completion cash bonuses of varying amounts. Plus, completing three Security Contracts between now and December 22 will earn you a tidy GTA$200K one-time bonus, available within 72 hours of completion.

Stay tuned to GTA Online over the coming weeks for new vehicles, holiday gifts, a new Adversary Mode featuring familiar faces, and even more surprises at Record A Studios.

Posted on 08 Dec 2021 (653 Views)
In the years since he and his accomplices knocked over the Union Depository, renowned Los Santos hustler Franklin Clinton has been making moves of his own.


Welcome to F. Clinton and Partner, a new “celebrity solutions agency” catering to the Vinewood elite in need of solutions to high-society problems.

Franklin needs two things: a reliable partner and a big-ticket, high-profile client. With your longtime LS contact — and newly aspiring cannabis entrepreneur — Lamar Davis making the connection, you can be the partner that helps Franklin take the business to the next level.

Meanwhile on the other side of the city, DJ Pooh has been reaching out to Franklin about an exciting potential client: his close friend, Dr. Dre. Lost in the shuffle on his way to Cayo Perico last year, it turns out Dr. Dre’s phone isn’t just missing — it’s in the wrong hands. Not only that, but the phone also contains the hottest property in the city: new, unreleased music from Dr. Dre himself. This could be the big break your agency needs.

Get ready for a wild and hilarious ride through Los Santos, from the mean streets of Franklin’s old neighborhood to the hottest parties in the city, from debaucherous mansions to the offices of the FIB and everywhere in between as you join Franklin, expert hacker Imani, Chop the Dog, and crew to secure Dr. Dre’s precious tracks and return them to their rightful owner.

Stay tuned for more info on The Contract, arriving December 15 to GTA Online — including details of an eclectic new radio station from some very special guest hosts, huge first-of-their-kind updates to existing radio stations including a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting line-up of artists, plus additional opportunities for agency work including choice hits for players willing to get their hands dirty, plus new weapons, vehicles, and much more.

Posted on 02 Dec 2021 (769 Views)
Just a quick update...

Rockstar Games quietly announced the physical versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition have been pushed back from December 7th to the 17th. The Nintendo Switch physical version will release sometime early 2022.

"Check your local retailer for availability."

Posted on 11 Nov 2021 (1224 Views)
Rockstar Games is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available digitally for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Available directly from the PlayStation Store, the Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop, and the Rockstar Games Launcher, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will also release physically for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on December 7 — and will be coming to iOS and Android in the first half of 2022.

Celebrating this year’s 20th anniversary of the launch of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition comprises the genre-defining titles Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition features across-the-board enhancements such as GTAV-inspired modern controls, graphical and environmental upgrades including higher resolution textures, enhanced lighting and weather and more, bringing the iconic locations of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas to the latest platforms, honoring the experience of the original titles while enhancing them for a whole new generation of players.

Grand Theft Auto III


It all starts in Liberty City. Originally released on October 22, 2001, Grand Theft Auto III first pioneered our approach to building highly immersive and detailed, fully 3D open worlds, delivering unprecedented freedom and nonlinear gameplay combined with rich, cinematic storytelling, alongside the series’ now signature radio stations, each with a thoughtfully curated playlist and DJ host to match.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City refined this approach, delivering heightened levels of immersion, detail, and humor, as it took players back to the 1980s and into a neon-soaked tropical town brimming with excess through the story of Tommy Vercetti and his quest for revenge.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas elevated these concepts even further with the introduction of three distinct cities including the original Los Santos, as well as a host of new features as Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson battles the streets and corrupt cops to save his family in a loving homage to the ’90s.

Originally developed by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been adapted to modern platforms by Grove Street Games using Unreal Engine to make these classics more vibrant and more immersive than ever.

All three games included in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition also feature platform-specific enhancements including Gyro aiming and touch screen camera zooming, pans and menu selections on the Nintendo Switch, 4K-resolution support with up to 60 FPS performance for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X systems, and NVIDIA DLSS support for PC.

Starting today, players with Xbox Game Pass also have access to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition, while Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition will be coming to PlayStation Now on December 7.

Posted on 23 Oct 2021 (1093 Views)
Three iconic cities, three epic stories, one definitive collection. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition includes the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas together — each one enhanced for a new generation and available together for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher.


Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be available digitally on November 11 through the PlayStation Store, the Microsoft Store on Xbox, Nintendo eShop, and the Rockstar Games Launcher, with a physical release for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on December 7.


Experience the games that started it all — introducing unprecedented freedom and immersion through three living, breathing worlds filled with hilarious action, rich, cinematic storytelling, classic characters, and unforgettable music.

Bringing the classic worlds of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas to modern platforms, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition debuts new GTAV-inspired modern controls, plus across-the-board visual enhancements such as resolution upgrades and improved visual fidelity across the world, and much more to faithfully tune and improve upon all three games, while also maintaining their distinct original aesthetic.


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.

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.


Originally developed by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been adapted to modern platforms by Grove Street Games using Unreal Engine to make these classics more vibrant and more immersive than ever, celebrating the legacy of the series that redefined interactive entertainment and helped propel video games to the center of culture. Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for more and check out the brand new site for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

Players will also be able to experience Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition with Xbox Game Pass starting November 11.

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition will be available on PlayStation Now starting December 7.

Plus, expect to see more fun and special surprises celebrating the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III in GTA Online — like this week’s bonus Baseball Bat Tee commemorating GTAIII’s most memorable melee weapon.

Posted on 08 Oct 2021 (1160 Views)
Later this month marks a very special anniversary for Rockstar Games: 20 years since the original release of Grand Theft Auto III — the game that set players loose in the sprawling, three-dimensional metropolis of Liberty City with a new and unprecedented sense of freedom and immersion. In addition to carving a new path for the open world genre, Grand Theft Auto III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent — and equally legendary — entries in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the Grand Theft Auto fans who have supported the games over the past two decades. Your love and appreciation for these games has helped push the Grand Theft Auto series forward with every iteration.



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In honor of the upcoming anniversary, today we are excited to announce that all three games will be coming to current generation platforms later this year in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will feature across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements for all three titles, while still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals. We’re extremely excited to share more about these groundbreaking titles in the coming weeks — stay tuned!

To prepare for launch, we will begin removing existing versions of the classic titles from digital retailers next week. For more information, please visit Rockstar Games Support. In addition, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be coming to iOS and Android in the first half of 2022.

Plus, as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for GTAIII, look for a cavalcade of special gear to collect in Grand Theft Auto Online throughout upcoming events this Fall, including commemorative clothing and liveries.

Images Need Alt Text We’ll have more details on how to acquire these in the weeks ahead as part of our ongoing events in GTA Online. This month’s GTA Online events will also have some special surprises — including the upcoming possibility of some unusual activity occurring in and around Southern San Andreas... We are also continuing to improve and evolve GTA Online. As you may have noticed, we recently began cycling select Adversary Modes and Player Jobs in and out of the game. GTA Online offers a hugely diverse array of gameplay, hosting over 1,000 Rockstar-created Jobs and tens of millions more player-created Jobs since launch. By beginning to cycle the Rockstar-created Jobs in and out of the game over time, not only will we be freeing up space for new missions and modes in the future, but we are also improving the game’s matchmaking by focusing the community on a more streamlined list of Jobs from week-to-week.

This will also allow us to bring back Jobs at various times for special or seasonal events and help reduce some of the lesser-liked Jobs, as well as helping surface some of our slept-on classics or the community’s quirkier favorites alongside special bonuses, like this past week’s return of Offense Defense, Sumo, and more.

We are also looking at ways to improve the GTA Online experience for new and returning players in the upcoming release of GTA Online for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S next March – stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for details on this and more information about the expanded and enhanced releases of GTAV and GTA Online in the months to come.

And later this year, get ready to go on an exciting new adventure in GTA Online as some well-known contacts and familiar friends need your help in expanding their “legit business” — with many more surprises soon to be revealed!


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