GTA Trilogy official artwork and logo

[Update]: The GTA Trilogy has now arrived, and sadly it would appear that my optimism was completely misplaced.

I hope you're in the mood for a bit of a nostalgia trip, because Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are getting fancy new remasters as a part of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy. You can expect to see all of them arrive digitally this November 11th for PC and consoles, while the physical versions will be following a little bit later on December 6th.

While the exact details are still few and far between, the remasters will bring with them high-resolution textures, increased draw distance, GTA V-style controls and targeting, as well as a whole assortment of visual improvements. As for what exactly all of this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can find out through the recently posted trailer:

Personally, I'm quite impressed. It would've been easy for Rockstar to just slap a couple of small improvements onto the trilogy and sell it purely based on nostalgia, but instead they seem to have taken the much harder road of actually remastering each game while still keeping their original styles intact. So as long as there aren't any massive technical problems at launch, the GTA Trilogy already seems like it'll be the best way to play the old GTA games moving forward.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once the GTA Trilogy goes live. Until then, you can learn a little bit more about it, as well as keep up with any future developer updates, over at the Rockstar website.