Well, it is better than nothing I suppose. A recent rumor suggested that both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would be making their way to the PlayStation Network. That rumor will be coming to fruition – at least half of it – as it was confirmed on the PlayStation Blogcast that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto III on the PlayStation Network will take place on July 31st, 2012.
The game will be re-released in its original, unaltered form, thus quelling any rumors that the games would benefit from any high-definition remastering that many other prominent PlayStation 2 franchises have undergone recently. Let the nostalgia begin.