Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2 Have Been Rated for PS3 by PEGI

This is probably the most unexpected news piece you're going to hear today, but yeah, the original Grand Theft Auto rated for PS3 in 2020.

It’s really weird to hear that a video game from 1997 has been rated for a console that died in 2017, but believe it or not, PEGI has rated the original Grand Theft Auto and its sequel for PS3.

Originally launched in 1997 and 1999, Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2 both are top-down open-world games featuring the core gameplay and ideas you experience in the latest entries of the franchise. At the time, both games turned into commercial success for Rockstar Games in terms of sales as they were launched on the top-selling platforms of the time, including PlayStation.

Rockstar Games never released any official remastered or reboot versions of the two first games in the GTA series, and it makes it somehow surprising to see those games have been listed for a console that arrived two generations after. That said, some rumors justify this action as a way to bring PlayStation’s classic titles to PS Now service on PS4, though it’s just an unconfirmed explanation.

As you can see above, both games have a release date of today, with the original game rated for 16 years old users and GTA 2 rated for mature people (+18). While the new ratings seem odd and mysterious, it might all be a hilarious mistake by PEGI’s rating system.

Sony officially stopped producing PlayStation 3 consoles in 2017, though the software support of the console is still on. The only iterations of the GTA series that launched for the console were Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

Rockstar Games is currently working on the next mainline installment of the GTA series. While a recent report by Jason Schreier suggests that GTA VI is in the early stages of development, a former Rockstar insider believes that the studio has already finished nearly 60 to 70 percent of the development process for its upcoming project.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on any available platform.

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