Rockstar Games Reveal What's New in GTA Definitive Edition

The GTA Definitive Edition trilogy releases November 11 for multiple platforms, but we've known very little about what changes Rockstar made - until now. The developers recently updated their website with a bevy of new details about the remasters and what's been enhanced in the classic games (thanks, VGC).

The majority of the enhancements are visual, with improved graphics and textures in GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. Control upgrades are also waiting for players who would try the trilogy, though the devs stress it “still maintains the classic look and feel of the originals”.

Here are all the enhancements posted by Rockstar Games on their official website:

Updated player experience, making it easier than ever to play these classic games, including:

  • A GTAV-style controller layout
  • Updated Weapon and Radio Station selection wheels for quick switching
  • Updated Mini-Maps with enhanced navigation allowing players to set waypoints to destinations
  • Improved gunplay and targeting controls, with upgraded drive-by controls in GTA: San Andreas
  • The ability to immediately restart failed missions
  • Updated Achievements and Trophies
  • New Rockstar Social Club Accomplishments for members
  • Plus newly supported languages; including Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Korean, in addition to English, Spanish (Spain + Mexico), Italian, Japanese, French, and German
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Enhanced visuals, with improved graphics and fidelity across all three games, including:

  • Higher resolution textures from characters to weapons, vehicles to
    roads, and more for greater detail
  • A completely rebuilt lighting system, with enhanced shadows, reflections, and more
  • Improved environmental effects such as water and weather effects including rain and fog, plus more distinct changes to highlight different times across the sky, sun, moon and stars
  • Enhanced detail in trees and foliage, plus newly added three-dimensional detail to buildings and windows
  • Increased draw distances to provide a new level of depth and definition
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Plus platform-specific features, including:

  • 4K-resolution support with up to 60 FPS performance for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X systems
  • NVIDIA DLSS Support for PC
  • Touch screen camera zooming, pans, and menu selections as well as Gyro aiming for the Nintendo Switch
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