Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is one of the better entries in the series, but there is no denying that the game looks very dated when it comes to visuals. Rockstar Games doesn’t seem interested in developing a proper remake of the open-world game, so it’s up to fans to imagine what the game’s visuals will look like powered by modern technology.
A few hours ago, TeaserPlay shared on their YouTube channel a new video that shows the game’s opening sequence reimagined using Unreal Engine 5. Needless to say, technology like Lumen and Nanite make the sequence look fantastic, with an anamorphic camera and chromatic aberration that give it a distinct 80s movie feel. .
While not properly remastered, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was remastered last year alongside Grand Theft Auto 3 and San Andreas as part of The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition collection, which was riddled with bugs and all kinds of issues when launch, as explained by Nathan in his review. It’s gotten better since then with free updates, but there’s no denying that these classics are worth a lot more than a simple and straightforward remaster.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition brings together some truly groundbreaking games that still provide their share of nostalgic fun, but not much has been done to make them shine here in 2021. Ultimately, a poor visual upgrade, choppy performance, and a lack of functionality. Useful updates or additions that may make you wonder why you love them in the first place. Perhaps this set could be rolled out with updates from Rockstar (or mods), but for now, it’s still a low bar.