GTA: The Trilogy - Definite Edition: Official PC Requirements

GTA: The Trilogy - Definite Edition: Official PC Requirements


Rockstar Games has unveiled the minimum system requirements and recommended for GTA: The Trilogy - The Collection for PC, the collection that includes the remasters of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas.

Hardware requirements have been reported on the official Rockstar website, along with the official release date of GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. They are practically identical to those that appeared on the net at the end of last week thanks to a well-known leaker. So let's talk about fairly accessible requirements, for example you just need a GTX 970 / RX 570 and an i5 6600K / Ryzen 5 2600 processor to fall within the recommended ones, but which curiously are significantly more demanding than those of GTA V.

In short, we are still waiting for a first official gameplay video of the collection, but at this point we can actually expect a great graphic leap for all three titles of the GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, which as confirmed by Rockstar will be "updated for the new generation with several enhancements such as new lighting and scenery enhancements, high resolution textures, longer draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V style controls".

GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for PC:


OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: Intel Core i5-2700K / AMD FX -6300 Memory: 8GB Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GTX 760 / 3GB AMD Radeon R9 280 Disk: 45GB


OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: Intel Core i7 -6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Memory: 16GB Graphics: 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / 4GB AMD Radeon RX 570 Disk: 45GB

If you didn't know, today GTA 3 turns 20 and for the occasion we made a rich special dedicated to the Rockstar masterpiece.

Have you noticed any errors?

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy trailer reveals Nov. 11 release date

Grand Theft Auto 3: Definitive Edition

Grand Theft Auto 3 turns 20 on Friday, and Rockstar unveiled the enhanced version that's coming in the Definitive Edition trilogy collection.


Rockstar Games has revealed that the hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy -- Definitive Edition will be ready for modern platforms on Nov. 11. As remasters of Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas -- which first appeared on the PlayStation 2 -- these seminal open-world games from the early 2000s will have improved visuals and revised control schemes that put them closer to par with modern action games.

The $60 collection is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The consoles will also get physical edition on Dec. 7.

Get the CNET Culture newsletter

Explore movies, games, superheroes and more with CNET Culture. Delivered Tuesdays and Fridays.

Along with the reveal of the release date, we also got to see a new trailer that gave us our first look at the game's updated visuals and control scheme, which will make heading back to these classic games all the more enticing. Over the last few weeks, details about this collection of Rockstar's most popular games leaked online, so it's a bit of a surprise that we'll be able to get our hands on it much sooner than expected.

With the Definitive Edition, the developers added an assortment of quality-of-life improvements to the three games, focusing on ensuring that they're true to the originals. While it's exciting to see that GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas have improved performance and visuals, along with an updated control scheme that takes cues from Grand Theft Auto V's shooting system -- the Definitive Edition isn't a full remake, and it largely retains the look of the original.

The release of the Definitive Edition not only marks the first time that the PS2-era of GTA games are on modern consoles, but it's also the first time that these games will be playable on a Nintendo console. The last time a Grand Theft Auto game launched on a Nintendo platform was 2009's Chinatown Wars on the DS, which was more of a spin-off that experimented with the handheld's dual-screen format. The Definitive Edition will be the debut of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas on a Nintendo console. To go along with this first, the Nintendo Switch version also has an exclusive option to use gyro-aiming with the Joy-con controllers, letting you aim and drive with the motion of the devices.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition

Tommy Vercetti and Lance Vance are ready for action in the modernized version of Vice City.


While the GTA franchise would go on to have astronomical success with more recent entries, the three games of this compilation stand as the most iconic and prolific games of the series, which also shaped an entire genre of games. The original Grand Theft Auto was released in 1997, but the series became a mainstream hit -- and a lightning rod for controversy -- with Grand Theft Auto 3 in 2001.

GTA 3 ultimately was a watershed moment for the games industry, equally pioneering and popularizing the structure of what we now call an open-world game. By letting players explore a large city with an unprecedented amount of freedom, letting them take on numerous activities and hijack tons of vehicles, it offered tons of hours of enjoyment in finding your own type of fun.

The announcement of the release date for GTA Trilogy also coincides with the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto 3. Along with the announcement of the release date, Rockstar North's head of development, Aaron Garbut, had some comments about the importance of GTA 3 and how its impact shaped the developer into what it is today.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Definitive Edition

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Definitive Edition

CJ will blaze a path of destruction in the updated San Andreas.


'GTA 3 helped clarify our approach to making games, and it's something that has stuck with us in every game we make,' Garbut said. 'From GTA 3 through to GTA V, the Red Dead Redemption series and everything else: we are focused on building worlds -- and on making these worlds as believable, detailed, interesting, varied and alive as possible. We want to make worlds that you feel like you are living in, that feel dynamic and filled with other characters. Where it's not just a facade that comes alive around you and for you, but as real a place as we can manage, and one that is filled with stories, characters, events and fun, interesting things to do.'

Along with the release of the GTA Trilogy, Rockstar Games is also working on updating Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As it approaches its 10th anniversary, GTA V remains Rockstar's most popular game. The audience for the game, and its online mode, manages to grow every year, so even with rumors about Grand Theft Auto 6 still making the rounds, we'll be seeing more of the Grand Theft Auto franchise for some time to come.