The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Is All Set to Launch on Netflix Next Month
The hype for GTA 6 is real, and it seems like Netflix does not want to miss out on this wave. Netflix's Games strategy is getting a boost from Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
While continuing its ambitious plans to become a destination for games, on top of TV and film, Netflix announced on Tuesday that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – the Definitive Edition will launch on Netflix on 14th December 2023, with versions of the three games optimized for an ultimate GTA mobile experience. While the GTA 6 trailer is all set to launch early next month, it's a strategic move by Netflix to get people on the platform.
Grand Theft Auto Titles are Coming to Netflix's Mobile Game Library
While Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was more or less a rehash of existing games, core fans of the franchise understood the replay value. Now, Netflix wants to tap into the potential of the relaunch and allow subscribers to play the games through its app, just in time for the holiday season.
The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy will hit Netflix on 14th December 2023 and will be free to play for Netflix subscribers, like the rest of its library. Each title included in the collection has been updated for mobile; the games include Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. People can play the games via the Netflix app and available as standalone apps on iOS and Android.
Well, you can say that the gameplay is a bit outdated by modern standards, but it was Grand Theft Auto III which basically kickstarted the open-world genre, and the sequels further refined the mode. A lot of gamers in the community consider San Andreas to be the high point for the series, even outpacing recent titles. In any case, the trilogy can hold you until the release of Grand Theft Auto 6.
It's not the first time that Netflix has tried to get its hands on a big-name franchise. Netflix launched "Sonic Prime Dash" earlier this year for mobile platforms. The title is based on Sega's iconic "Sonic the Hedgehog.
It's still unclear if getting another popular franchise like Grand Theft Auto on the platform will lead to more subscribers downloading the games or if the releases will bring in new Netflix subscribers.