GTA: The Trilogy Console/PC Versions May Be Set To Receive Improvements From The Mobile Port
The PC and console versions of Rockstar Games’ GTA: The Trilogy may be set to receive improvements from the recent mobile port.
Rockstar Games appears to be working on a new patch for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, based on recent activity on SteamDB, and it is likely to feature the improvements and fixes that were added to the recent mobile port.
Screenshots of the changelists for Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition can be seen below.
The files for each of the three titles included in GTA: The Trilogy were updated on January 3, 2024, suggesting that a new update is in development. If we were to speculate, it is likely to add the improvements and fixes brought to the mobile port. A side by side comparison between the mobile and existing PC version of GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition shows that the PC version offers a superior experience in terms of image quality and frame rate. However, it’s also noticeable that the mobile version has received a handful of upgrades, and more closely follows the aesthetic of the original PS2 titles.
The mobile version of GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition appears to have received changes to its lighting system. It features a brand new skybox as well as birds, which are absent from the PC version. In addition, the water and texture work has been altered, and now looks more consistent with the original version. The developer behind the mobile version has also paid close attention to preserving the atmosphere and color tone in the PS2 titles. The distant fog from the original games has also found its way back into the iOS/Android release.
For the uninitiated, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is a compilation of three action-adventure games in the Grand Theft Auto series i.e. Grand Theft Auto III (2001), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). Developed by Grove Street Games and published by Rockstar Games in 2021, all three games got the remastered treatment, receiving visual enhancements and gameplay upgrades.