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Grand Theft Auto Remaster Gameplay Leaks Day Before Release

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition gameplay leaked Wednesday.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition gameplay leaked Wednesday. / Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition launches Thursday, but Rockstar Games still has yet to release substantial, official gameplay footage of the games. Now, leakers have taken things into their own hands, releasing several unapproved gameplay snippets online.

The leaks, spread across YouTube and Reddit, combine for more than an hour of footage of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. These clips show some of the improvements Rockstar Games has promised in the remasters, including the weapon wheel UI that has been retrofitted from later GTA games to their predecessors. Improved navigation via the in-game mini map also appears to have been added as promised.

Cheat codes appear to return in the remakes, as a player in one of the videos spawns in a tank and drives it around Vice City, blowing up cars and cops alike.

Rockstar has planned several other improvements for the games, including achievements and Trophies, motion-controlled aiming on the Switch and DLSS support on PC. The Trilogy launches digitally Thursday for $59.99, and a physical release is set for Dec. 7.