Rock­star’s Grand Theft Auto III is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th anniver­sary this year, and the stu­dio has some “fun sur­pris­es” to mark this occa­sion. In a blog post, the devel­op­er stat­ed that some of those sur­pris­es will be includ­ed in GTA Online, but gave no oth­er details on how they might celebrate.

This is Rock­star’s offi­cial word on the sub­ject: “In hon­or of the upcom­ing 20th anniver­sary of the genre defin­ing Grand Theft Auto III, we’ll have even more fun sur­pris­es to share–including some specif­i­cal­ly for GTA Online players.”

GTA 3 Is Turning 20 This Year, Rockstar Teasing "Surprises"

Of course, this mes­sage is sus­pi­cious and was tucked away inside a blog post about updates for GTA and Red Dead Online and the PS5/Xbox Series X|S edi­tions of GTA V. It’s like Rock­star threw this into the mix so it could pos­si­bly be over­shad­owed. This GTA III tease comes short­ly after Take-Two shut down a GTA III fan remake, lead­ing to spec­u­la­tion that Rock­star is cur­rent­ly devel­op­ing one. How­ev­er, this is unconfirmed.

GTA III was first released on Octo­ber 22nd, 2001 and was the first entry in the series that was not top-down, but moved to the 3D open-world con­cept. It was orig­i­nal­ly released on PS2 before head­ing to the PC and the orig­i­nal Xbox.

A 10-year anniver­sary edi­tion of the game was released in 2011 for mobile devices.

In oth­er GTA news, Rock­star offi­cial­ly announced a release date for Grand Theft Auto V on PlaySta­tion 5 and the Xbox Series X|S, right along­side the stand­alone GTA Online ver­sion of the game.