All three Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games will be remastered for current-generation consoles, giving current-generation fans a trilogy of GTA games.
The remastered classics are expected to be made available on PS5, Xbox One X, and Nintendo Switch in the near future, despite many rumors going around for some time now. While the game retains the style of the originals, the graphics have been made to look more appealing.
It’s no surprise that San Andreas is the most popular choice of the three. While it has received widespread criticism, it’s frequently hailed as one of the greatest games ever made – even if its violent, gangster-themed, and sexual cutscenes provide the critics with ample ammunition. Once again, you can live Carl Johnson’s casino adventures in real life.
Even before Breath of the Wild had started, the open world of Lian’s crime-filled city gave the game an air of size and freedom before loading screens ever appeared. In addition, its role-playing aspects make it the first GTA game to include skills training and character customization. Unfortunately, it’s still a ways away until GTA 6 is released, and there’s no indication yet how Rockstar can improve on a game that already excels.
One complaint that can be seen through the Rockstar franchise is the controls. In titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA 5, there are many moments where your character feels heavy and unresponsive. With the remastered version of GTA San Andreas, we want to see some improvements for this long-continued complaint. If the characters can move more realistically and freely, without any lag, these games will be much more enjoyable on new generation consoles.
The music rights restrictions of older games undermine their value, so Vice City’s re-releases do not seem to include the music from the game’s opening, ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson. As San Andreas continued to release, its soundtrack was also omitted. Rage Against the Machine‘s “Killing in the Name”, and NWA‘s “Express Yourself” were both missing from subsequent releases. It would not be complete if those songs were not included, although there are not high hopes.
The return of cheat codes
We couldn’t finish the San Andreas experience without bringing back the game’s many cheat codes, allowing hardened fans to use their favorite shortcuts to unlock health, cash, and weapons early. However, when it comes to using cheats, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Remember to save your game before you enter cheats – this might seem obvious, but you should always be prepared just in case.
- A reactivation code will not remove most cheats that function in different modes (such as slow-motion). However, tests showed that this did not cause any effect, as the cheat remained active until the game was closed or the save was loaded. Therefore, we recommend saving your game before proceeding.
It is the inconsistent difficulty settings of the PS2 GTA games that are the most detestable. In Vice City and San Andreas, there are many complex missions – and the series allows you to die instead of offering a checkpoint so that you can start over at the mission location. CJ’s inventory should stay the same in this game after a quick checkpoint that restarts the mission.
Although some enthusiasts will object, difficulty settings could be helpful in San Andreas. The level of danger presented by NPCs, CJ’s health, and the quality of ammo pickups could be manipulated in-game. If Rockstar simply safeguards the PS2 games as they are, then such a change is unlikely. However, it might alleviate some of the aspects of the game which haven’t aged well, such as the confusing, frantic shooting controls. If something were done to make them more accessible, they would become challenging to play in a post-cover shooter world.
As the desktop and mobile versions require extra effort, there are reports that they may not launch in parallel with the other versions, so 2022 is the most likely release date. In addition, several people have allegedly been assigned to remaster Red Dead Online, which is one reason for the long response time. Based on the results of the remasters, Red Dead will be updated.
The original game’s theme is still maintained despite the redesign of the UI. There is a mixture of new and old graphics. There have been comparisons made to some more popular GTA mods. This is mainly due to the quality of the remaster, which is being made in Unreal.
This would have been an excellent gift from Rockstar had it been a standalone release. Even if no new games are released this year, GTA sales will still be high. The year is shaping up to be an exciting one with both this remaster and the release of GTA 5 on next-generation platforms. GTA at the moment is king.