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Grand Theft Auto trilogy Mac-ing 'likely this year'

Three-pack of GTAIII, Vice City, and San Andreas probably coming to Apple's operating system in 2010, says Rockstar.


In 2001, the game-design landscape changed following the launch of the revolutionary open-world game Grand Theft Auto III on the PlayStation 2. The following year, Sony's system was graced with the 1980s throwback Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, followed by the gangsta-rap-influenced Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004.

Grove Street is about to get its Mac on.
Grove Street is about to get its Mac on.

Following their PS2 debuts, all three games were later released for the PC and Xbox as part of a three-game set, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy. Now, nearly a decade after GTA III came out, it and the two other titles will debut on yet another system--the Mac.

Speaking on the official Rockstar Facebook page's Asked & Answered column, reps for the publisher said the following: "Look for the long-awaited release of the classic Grand Theft Auto Trilogy (Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) for Mac, most likely later this year. We'll have much more info and a proper announcement soon." The Trilogy was released for the PC in 2009 and the PS2 and original Xbox in 2005.

Grand Theft Auto III is credited with taking the open-world, sandbox style of gaming mainstream and follows a mute thug on his crime spree in a New York City knockoff, Liberty City. Vice City is set in a faux Miami and is packed with 1980s references from Miami Vice to Flock of Seagulls. Set in the 1990s, San Andreas is steeped in LA-style hip-hop culture but is set in three fictionalized cities based on LA, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

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