PS3 Versions of GTA III and Vice City Rated by the ESRB

January 23, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

The Grand Theft Auto series has been one of the most influential franchises in gaming, so it comes as no surprise that both GTA III and GTA: Vice City have been rated by the ESRB for the PlayStation 3.

With Grand Theft Auto V on the not too distant horizon, it would be logical for Rockstar to re-release their PlayStation 2 hits in an HD collection. However, the third entry in the GTA III trilogy is noticeably absent. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas pushed open-world gameplay to new heights at the time, with an expansive world unmatched by any title prior.

So why hasn’t the ESRB rated San Andreas? Perhaps Rockstar isn’t planning on selling a disc-based HD collection at all, and is instead dishing out the games digitally over the PlayStation Network with plans of releasing the final entry later.

At this point, it looks like we’ll just have to wait for confirmation from the studio before we know exactly what is planned for these landmark PS2 titles. In the meantime, keep it here for all the latest Grand Theft Auto news and everything PlayStation.