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GTA: San Andreas - Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox Game Pass

San Andreas awaits GTA players on Xbox Game Pass this November.
Rockstar Games have officially announced the remastered collection, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition, arriving later this year, much to the delight of dedicated players. What wasn’t expected was that avid players will get to relive San Andreas in a separate and remastered adventure.

On top of this, Rockstar announced a standalone release for San Andreas, which will be hitting Xbox Game Pass.

A Homecoming on Grove Street

Rockstar Games published their latest blog post which accompanied the first gameplay trailer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition online. The developer buried towards the end of the blog post was the news for an upcoming standalone release for San Andres.

Players got a first-hand look in the trailer at the extensive work done by Grove Street Games to make the game look and play better on current and last-generation consoles.

Rockstar Games has outlined many of the improvements coming with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition.

Some of the ones detailed by Rockstar Games include “rebuilt lighting system, improved shadows, weather and reflections, upgraded character and vehicle models; along with new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors and more”.

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Rockstar Games will be bringing massive graphical and quality-of-life improvements to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Definitive Edition. (Picture: Rockstar Games)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, first released in 2004, is the series’ fifth main entry which follows Carl “CJ” Johnson making his return to the city after a five-year absence. This game is the series’ most recognisable given the city reappearance over a decade later in Grand Theft Auto V.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date and availability

The developer announced a digital release date for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Definitive Edition in their blog post. Its digital release will arrive the same day as Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition’s digital release on 11th November 2021.

However, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Definitive Edition will only be available (for now) via Xbox Game Pass.

As such, they will also be launching a digital standalone release Grand Theft Auto III - Definitive Edition via PlayStation Now on 7th December 2021, the same day as Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition’s physical release.

If you have missed the official gameplay trailer for GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition , it is available on Rockstar Games' YouTube channel.

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Featured image courtesy of Rockstar Games