GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition sees the return of three classic games in the series - GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas - to modern platforms.
Arriving two decades after GTA 3 debuted on PS2 back in 2001, the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition gives each game visual upgrades - such as improved lighting, high resolution textures and draw distances - and revamped controls.
This page will cover the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition release time, as well as the possible download size, so you how much room you need to make on your hard drive ahead of time.
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When does GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition release? GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition release time in UK / GMT, CEST, EST and PST explained
Update (3pm UK time): And we are live! Here are some guides for each game which might be useful in the coming days and weeks:
GTA Vice City:
- GTA Vice City cheats
- How to open up closed bridges in GTA Vice City
- GTA Vice City property locations
- GTA Vice City helicopter locations
GTA San Andreas:
- GTA San Andreas cheats
- How to leave Los Santos and explore the map in GTA San Andreas
- GTA San Andreas girlfriend locations, dating likes and rewards
- How to increase stamina, muscle, lung capacity in GTA San Andreas
Original report: The GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition release date is Thursday, November 11th. The release time is the same for all regions and platforms, and is as follows:
- UK: 3pm (GMT)
- Europe: 4pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 10am (EST)
- West Coast US: 7am (PST)
These times also apply to any titles being released individually - such as GTA: San Andreas on Xbox Game Pass.
Rockstar has said it is aware the countdown timers on PlayStation Store might be inaccurate - so if GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition is not unlocking on PlayStation, then you must wait until the above times.
GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition download size
In case you were wondering about download size for GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition, the estimates vary.
The breakdown of each individual title - as well as how they compare to the originals - are as follows. Needless to say, the Definitive Edition's additions have seen file sizes increase significantly in some cases - with San Andreas jumping from 3.3GB on PS2 to 22.68GB on PS4:
🚨 Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition Size VS Original Version (OV : PS2 Version On PS4)— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) November 3, 2021
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🔹O : 1.569 GB
🔹DE : 5.293 GB
🟩 GTA Vice City
🔹O : 2.392 GB
🔹DE : 10.768 GB
⬛ GTA San Andreas
🔹O : 3.230 GB
🔹DE : 22.679 GB
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Other platforms might vary in size - especially the Switch - and note that since you can download titles individually on some services, their respective download sizes will be smaller than the combined sizes above.
Additionally - bear in mind download sizes can vary from now until the full release in case there are any patches released in between.
That's all you need to know to jump into GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition!