Michael Dailly, the original creator of Grand Theft Auto, is re-building the first game in 3D form.
Reported by USgamer, Dailly is working on a 3D remake of GTA using the GameMaker: Studio package.
The remake allegedly runs at 60 frames per second. The original Grand Theft Auto contained three dimensional maps which were viewed from a top-down perspective, making them readily-built for 3D driving. The remake will render the game using a new engine.
Dailly has posted progress screenshots from his Twitter account.
According to the article, there are currently no plans to implement gameplay into the map or release the project to the public.
Michael Dailly is currently the head of development at YoYo Games, the company who produces GameMaker: Studio. The tool serves as a game creation system for content creators without extensive programming knowledge.
Grand Theft Auto was released in 1997 to positive reception. The most recent entry to the series, Grand Theft Auto V, launched in September this year and went on to break several Guinness World Records, including the record for fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion.