Netflix has turned the ignition on a major announcement, revealing that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be launched on the streaming platform on December 14, 2023. This comes as a significant addition to Netflix's gaming catalog and a delightful treat for GTA fans. The trilogy includes remastered versions of well-loved games Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Netflix's Continued Foray into Gaming
Despite reports that less than 1 percent of Netflix subscribers engage with the gaming content, the streaming giant has not hit the brakes on its gaming venture. The inclusion of the GTA trilogy is a testament to this ongoing commitment. Subscribers will be able to rev up their engines and dive into the games through the Netflix mobile app, available on both Android and iOS platforms.
Grand Theft Auto: A Franchise in the Limelight
The timing of this release coincides with the heightened buzz surrounding the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The anticipation for the first trailer of GTA 6 has kept the franchise in the headlines. However, the GTA trilogy had a bumpy launch, with player criticism leading to the temporary removal of the PC version. Netflix is banking on the iconic status of the game series to bolster its gaming sector.
More in the Gaming World
Alongside the Grand Theft Auto announcement, there are several updates from the gaming sphere. These include news about Overwatch, the launch of a Disney game akin to Animal Crossing, developments on Spider-Man 2, and updates from Infinity Ward and Raven. The gaming community is also exploring the nuances between roguelike, roguelite, and roguelike-like games. Meanwhile, the rumor mill is abuzz with whispers of a PlayStation 5 Slim release.