On December 14, 2023, Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy—The Definitive Edition will be available on Netflix. It is a remastered version of its last version, which will be available to download from the App Store and Google Play, where access will be given to Netflix subscribers and will also be available in the Netflix mobile app.
The pre-registration for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy—The Definitive Edition has already started. Fans can pre-register themselves in order to have access as soon as it releases. It features the genre-defining titles of Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, each of which has been remastered and updated to give a phenomenal experience while playing on mobile.
It is available for all OIS 16 users in the Apple Store and for Android Gen8 in Google Play with no extra charge. By adding the three classic GTA games, Netflix’s gaming site will cover over 80 game titles. Importantly, Netflix allows subscribers access to all of these games without any ads, in-app purchases, or even extra fees.
GTA: The Trilogy X Netflix
Rockstar Games’ GTA: The Trilogy will be launching its three definitive editions on Netflix on December 14, 2023, for its subscribed members.
Netflix had already been releasing games related to a certain percentage of demand for any series or movie and other stuff, but this time Netflix wanted to go bigger for Christmas and end the year 2023 with a bigger success.
It is launching a remastered version of its classic GTA games, which have been GTA fans favorites since their first launch. The trilogy includes, firstly, GTA III, which has a wild list of characters that explore the dark, intriguing world of crime in the diverse open world. GTA might have decided to choose Netflix as a platform to launch its remastered version to reduce the risk of users pirating the game.
Secondly, GTA: Vice City takes players back to the 1980s era, which also brings nostalgia to its old fans. It has returned with Tommy Vercetti’s tale of betrayal and to take his revenge, and thirdly, GTA: San Andreas, with Carl ‘CJ’ as a lead character who saves his family and takes control over the streets.
All the highly appreciated and fan-loved parts of the GTA games are set to launch their remastered, definitive edition on Netflix, adding to the catalog of more than 80 games available for subscribers to the OTT platform.
What are Netflix’s ambitions for gaming?
Netflix is a well-known OTT platform that has a huge number of subscribers among the top 3 other OTT platforms. Unlike other platforms, Netflix is not limited to only films and television series but has also extended to a gaming platform. Though compared to its success as an OTT platform, it is much higher as it hardly makes any money out of games.
In order to keep its viewers engaged with the platform Netflix has bought in around 80 games. A few are based on Netflix originals like The Stranger Things, Love Is Blind, Vikings, Narcos, and The Queen’s Gambit. Furthermore, it is working on bringing games from some popular originals, such as Extraction, Squid Game, Black Mirror, and others.
Currently, Netflix is recruiting game executives who will be joining their team of 400 other staff members who will work on the development of a major AAA title. Netflix has been witnessing a significant investment in developing its share of video games. It has already spent billions of dollars on creating this gaming service, and the decision to emphasize it more will lead to an increase of hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.
The Netflix co-CEO’s words also gave a glimpse of their commitment to gaming by stating that “eventually, we will have games available on all the devices we serve.” Netflix is also thinking about testing its gaming services on televisions. Netflix’s collaboration with the GTA seems to be part of Netflix’s ambition of expanding their gaming services.