Netflix announced that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be available for free to subscribers, joining the rest of its library. The three iconic titles included in the collection have all been updated for mobile – Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. These games can be played using the Netflix app or as standalone apps on Android and iOS devices.
While the gameplay may be a bit dated by modern standards, these games are significant as Grand Theft Auto III essentially invented the open-world genre, with the sequels refining the model further. Many players consider San Andreas to be a highlight in the series, even surpassing more recent titles. This trilogy should keep players entertained until the release of the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI.
In addition to adding Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Netflix has been expanding its library by adding various games, including popular titles such as Braid, Death’s Door, and more. The company has also begun developing its own games, following the acquisition of developer Night School, known for Oxenfree and Afterparty. This move has already resulted in the release of Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, which is also available on platforms other than Netflix.
Apart from Oxenfree II, Netflix’s original game lineup includes Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill, as well as titles based on existing TV shows such as Shadow and Bone, Money Heist, and The Dragon Prince. It seems that Netflix is committed to offering a variety of gaming options to its subscribers.