Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Comes To Mobile Devices Next Month

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Comes To Mobile Devices Next Month

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Grove Street Families are going mobile.

It's really quite remarkable that a game that seemed so big and demanding in the era of the PS2 can now be played on a flat little piece of plastic you can carry around in your pocket, but that, as they say, is progress, and so it is that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to mobile devices in December.

And not just as it was, either: Rockstar says the mobile version of GTA: San Andreas will feature remastered graphics with detailed, dynamic shadows, greater draw distances, an improved color palette and upgraded car and character models. It will also, as befits a mobile game, sport a new touch-control scheme with three optional control setups for driving, and offer a "reworked checkpoint system for easier progression." For those who have them, it will also support external controllers, including the iOS7 "Made For iOS" controller capability.

So not only is it mobile, it's also dramatically upgraded as well. Isn't the modern era a wonderful thing? Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will launch for "select iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile devices" in December.

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Man, I tried to play the Android version of Vice City and that shit does not go well with touch screens. It would be nice if R* at least ported it to consoles or PC.

Upgraded color palette is good, San Andreas was intensely orange for some reason.

I probably will not be able to get this unless I upgrade my phone, but the controls on iOS are dodgy at best and awkward and clunky at worst.

If they ported this to the Vita, yeah, I could see myself putting more time into that thing...

Well that's some great news :D - SA is my favorite in the series, was hoping to get it for my iPad someday.

I had to use a Bluetooth keyboard to play GTA 3 on my old phone. I may have to do the same again.

FFP2:
Man, I tried to play the Android version of Vice City and that shit does not go well with touch screens. It would be nice if R* at least ported it to consoles or PC.

... they did port it to PC. Infact, I play it on PC regularly *jeolously clutches box*

Having said that, I don't see this working overly well with a touch-screen. Now, if they ported it to Vita (or did a San Andreas Stories, for Vita) I'd be interested.

The flight schools going to be real fun with a touch screen that's for sure.

nickpy:

... they did port it to PC. Infact, I play it on PC regularly *jeolously clutches box*

Having said that, I don't see this working overly well with a touch-screen. Now, if they ported it to Vita (or did a San Andreas Stories, for Vita) I'd be interested.

I meant with all the enhancements.

And I doubt that they'd ever do something with the Vita. The userbase is way too small for R*.

I'd be all over this if I hadn't already beat the game on pc. I'm much more interested in replaying the game with the absurd mods the PC version has. But since it's Android people could start making mods for it, so I might pick this up later.

With ports like this, someone needs to step and make another Android phone for gaming (*wink wink Sony*). Or see a company other than Archos make a legit gaming tablet. Or at least an Android gamepad that's more portable than a 360 controller with a mount

FFP2:

nickpy:

... they did port it to PC. Infact, I play it on PC regularly *jeolously clutches box*

Having said that, I don't see this working overly well with a touch-screen. Now, if they ported it to Vita (or did a San Andreas Stories, for Vita) I'd be interested.

I meant with all the enhancements.

And I doubt that they'd ever do something with the Vita. The userbase is way too small for R*.

Fair enough.

And, yes, you're probably right, that doesn't mean I can't hope.
In any case, they ported the previous two Stories games to PSP, which was also supposedly not worth developing for.

Hellva a world when you can remember when this was the most advanced game of all time...

Meanwhile 'droid already has unofficial port of san andreas for half a year at least.

FFP2:
Man, I tried to play the Android version of Vice City and that shit does not go well with touch screens. It would be nice if R* at least ported it to consoles or PC.

Erm, what? Vice city was on PC.

TizzytheTormentor:
Upgraded color palette is good, San Andreas was intensely orange for some reason.

Orange? I have been playing the game with almost 2000 hours under my belt and never noticed. hm....

Evil Smurf:
I had to use a Bluetooth keyboard to play GTA 3 on my old phone. I may have to do the same again.

That's quite hilarious. How about outputting the video to a bigger screen too? Yay portability!

Spacewolf:
The flight schools going to be real fun with a touch screen that's for sure.

Sweet jesus, the flight school is going to be a bloody nightmare with iOS controls...

Strazdas:

TizzytheTormentor:
Upgraded color palette is good, San Andreas was intensely orange for some reason.

Orange? I have been playing the game with almost 2000 hours under my belt and never noticed. hm....

I know the game has a good array of colors (which will be improved) But I can't shake how this game looked orange...might just be because I replayed the starting mission a hundred times (which takes place in the evening)

Might be just me...

Teoes:

Evil Smurf:
I had to use a Bluetooth keyboard to play GTA 3 on my old phone. I may have to do the same again.

That's quite hilarious. How about outputting the video to a bigger screen too? Yay portability!

Not with the galaxy mini 2 or now a iPhone 5 #humblebrag :D besides, is I wanted to play GTA on a bigger screen, I'd play it on my computer.

 

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