We may not be getting backwards compatibility, but Sony hardly wishes to leave the glory days of the PS2 behind.

Not only do we have the God of War Collection coming, but a recent leakage of documents outlining the content of a meeting between SCEA and Sega have hinted at the return of many PS2 titles on the PSN and on top of which, other developers may give their classic last-gen titles a high-def makeover. Now, we get to bring Grand Theft Auto into the mix… According to PS-Insider , Sony and Rockstar have been in talks regarding some sort of exclusivity deal, but it's not about a new project; it's about the old GTAs. It seems they want to bring back the likes of GTAIII, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, complete with the updated visuals the GoW franchise has received. This isn't really a series that requires stunning visuals to succeed but we won't balk at the possibility of a high-def Tommy Vercetti. Furthermore, wouldn't it be sweet if the PS3 could play every last GTA ever made since the release of GTAIII way back in 2001? All these remakes would be a great way of paying homage to last-gen classics, all the while upping the current library of the PS3.

We might hear more about this before the end of the year; there are no more major shows scheduled, so such an announcement might just pop up out of the blue. We'll have to wait and see.

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11 years ago

I will SO want this. Tommy Vercetti & CJ for the win!

G8GTdriver
G8GTdriver
11 years ago

This would be awesome. I would buy these for sure. It's been a while since I've gone gone through any of the GTA's and this would be the perfect reason to go back and do them again.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

IMO one of the best gaming series of all time. Its a pity Rockstar gave M$ the exclusive GTA IV DLCs.

<listening to Paramore>

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

It would be great if they did, but it sure seems like it would be considerably more work than the 'God of War Collection' or an 'Ico Collection.' So I could forgive them if they didn't. Never bad to hope, though.

HANZ64
HANZ64
11 years ago

It would be much better if they just decided to bring back full BC via an update or something.

jaybiv
jaybiv
11 years ago

Not really. The old graphics with the new hdtvs are not a good fit. I'd buy this package.

Corak
Corak
11 years ago

There is much more money in this for them if they resell, so sony will not change course.
The Problem being, that it's my money^^

H8WL3R
H8WL3R
11 years ago

Yeah, I think the return of BC would be welcome by many as well. However if they are upgraded, I think I would prefer to get these on disc like I would with the GoW Collection. I do already have them on PS2 DVD Rom discs, but I would definetly consider getting them for the PS3 and probably sell/give away the PS2 versions.

frostface
frostface
11 years ago

I agree with Hanz64, this way Sony have us repurchase the games we already have lying around the house. I'd prefer to be able to play them instead of a double purchase.

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Well, I never got around to play San Andreas so, bring it on!

DarkManX
DarkManX
11 years ago

Dude I love GTA titles…I just do…but San Andreas is by far the best GTA title period.

Metallisnake
Metallisnake
11 years ago

San andreas is the best story in the gta series and incredibly funny an o.g gets raped by a mexican cholo in a mission……ownage

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Meh, never understood the hype behind this franchise. I fell for the perfect scores GTAIV recieved. I should have continued listening to my gut. Wasted $30.

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

You should always follow your instincts no matter how good the review scores are for the game.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

'You should always follow your instincts no matter how good the review scores are for the game.'
You should but I'm the kind of person who gets put off quite easily. 🙁

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I have all the GTA's and on my HDTV the earlier ones do sorta look outta place graphically. But I doubt I would buy them from the shop anyway. I don't like online downloads as they take up precious hard drive space as it is and getting them back if your hard drive crashes can be a bit of a pain etc. I prefer physical hard copies in my hand/collection.

Now unless they come on disk then I would consider buying them again as a high def deal like the God Of War Collection I am gonna do that.

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

I put so many hours into those games years ago, I don't know if I wanna go back to it. lol.

I'm looking forward to what they have in store for GTA V. Now that they have the framework for a larger scale world, they just need to fill it in with sidegames and challenges that are actually fun and engrossing. There's only so many time I can bullseye darts before that gets old.

Though stumbling around drunk never gets old! lol

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Im all for it.. I love GTA! I look forward to the next one.

Streets_74
Streets_74
11 years ago

I would love for this to happen for the GTA franchise, strong consideration to purchase atleast for san andreas best in the franchise, even the though I could just throw in my original one which I do from time to time.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

I hate the idea of having to pay the full game price twice for a game that I already own (a good discount scheme on proof of previous purchase would be a nice touch by Sony), but this is great news for people who have never played any of the older GTA's.

It might not be that hard a job for them as they could lift the textures from the PC version (yes I know it is not just as easy as that!).

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

Yes I agree Streets, SA is the best of them, and sadly IV is the worst of them. Also Vice City is a true gem that imo deserves to be bought twice. 🙂

leatherface
leatherface
11 years ago

Just when I thought I was out , they pull me back in

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i personally would be looking forward to this one… i am not on board with having to re-purchase PS2 games but, if they update them like they will with god of war then, i will purchase them indeed… maybe R* will implement a trophy system for each title… that would make it worth the purchase for sure…

i wouldn't mind re-playing these games to 100% again, if it had trophies :D…

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

If they done this…with trophies…omg this would be epic!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Normally I'd agree but I sure as hell am not going to hunt down 200 more pigeons for a damn bronze trophy. Trophies or not, this is one remake I don't want.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

My b/c PS3 can already play these games. 😉

mike rlz
mike rlz
11 years ago

considering i didnt play any GTA after GTA III, I am exited.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Vice City will always be my favorite GTA. Tommy FTW

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I'd pay $40 for a high-def GTA III alone.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

While it is true that some games deserve the high def remake, this is not one of them. Let's just leave them in the past where we can still think of them fondly instead of dragging out those horrific remote control helicopter missions in hd and ruin our nostalgia.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

Ummm, yeah, why not MGS?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

or ZoE

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

yeah. Zone of The Enders would be good in HD.

H8WL3R
H8WL3R
11 years ago

Yeah a MGS collection akin to the GoW collection would be great. Maybe we'll be seeing more of these, as it's likely GoW:C will fare very well. I was also thinking that perhaps the DMC/PoP/etc franchises could receive this as well as some other popular/Greatest Hits titles.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

The MGS series is fine the way it is. If any remake is to be made it should be a complete remake of MGS using the MGS4 engine.


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/29/2009 4:58:03 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Remakes of MGS series would be great. Not this GTA sutff…

Metallisnake
Metallisnake
11 years ago

Zoe is a rare game so I say yes a remake it it

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

i own a 80 gig with b/c and own 2, 3, vice city, san adreas, and IV. i would still buy this just to play those in hi def. i am worried they would change something. if its the same game ok, though i did hate that water would kill you until san adreas. so maybe they can change that 😉

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

I always hated that

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

no sh** right, it was cool to lure cops to water and just watch them die on contact though ha ha ha. think about it, III and vice city being able to not die in water!! sold!!

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

I would drive towards cliffs and dive out of the car, but yeah it would be fun not having that restriction. But would the PS2 GTA cheats work on the PS3 versions? and upgrade the weapons and add some special vehicles.

furbiesmustdie
furbiesmustdie
11 years ago

but a large portion of the fun is in modding the game. unless sony can find a way to include support for modders i'm going to give this one a miss.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

Sounds awesome, but I already have a copy of each (III and VC on PC and SA on PS2) so I don't think I'll be buying this. Perhaps at a cheaper price.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 9/30/2009 12:06:55 AM

___________
___________
11 years ago

GTA 3,VC,SA in HD + trophies = head explosion.

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

if Sony can seal the deal on exclusivity this will be huge for Sony and the PS3.

The PS3 has already proven itself in 2009 and it will definitely own 2010 with all the exclusives coming out. But if they keep adding the PS2 classix to the mix it will just give the PS3 even more momentum and truly make it an unstoppable force….

DarkManX
DarkManX
11 years ago

GTA owns…and since I recently started going online with my bro…I will put my ID out there…if anyone wants to add me as a buddy my ID is DarkManX_83