Do you miss the good old days of popping wheelies in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? Earlier today Rockstar announced on their website that a remastered version of the ever popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be coming to mobile devices such as Android, Amazon Kindle, Windows, and select iOS. The exact date was not announced but it was said to come out sometime next month.
The remastered version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas brings back the early 90’s with enhanced graphics, more detailed shadows, a newer color palette, and remastered models. Rockstar claims that it will be “the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.” The game’s checkpoint system has also been reworked to help the player out more by including more checkpoints.
If you are worried about the controls of playing on a mobile device, don’t be. This remastered version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas comes with new touch controls as well as multiple driving schemes. At launch the game will come with full controller support, “including Made for iOS controller capability on iOS7.”
Unfortunately Rockstar has not posted any in-game screenshots or even a price for the title. The wait won’t be long considering November is nearly over and Rockstar will no doubt want to get the title out before the upcoming holiday season.
The interesting bit is that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has not been announced for the PlayStation Vita even though the portable platform has been growing like it has. Some of the gamers really interested in revisiting this GTA title would prefer to have it on a system they know they could trust with certainty, not to mention that GTA: SA would make a great addition to the library of games on the PlayStation Vita. In the past the PlayStation Portable helped boost Rockstar sales with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
The interesting bit is that Rockstar Leeds, the studio under Rockstar that does the majority of their portable releases, will be having their 10 year anniversary in 2014 and GTA: SA would be an excellent title to port then. Plus, gamers are still wrapped up in GTA V and GTA Online along with the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is possible the Rockstar is worried about gamers already trading in GTA V and hope to recapture them with a port of GTA: SA or maybe they simply want to get this port out before the holiday season. Whatever the reason is, gamers will be happy about it.
A price and specific release date have still not been confirmed but the title is said to arrive next month. Those with mobile phones and other similar devices will have the opportunity to once again run free in the streets of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Full controller support will be available at launch if you prefer actual controllers or fear for the well-being of your mobile device.
By Garrett Jutte