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Rockstar confirms Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition will no longer feature support for Samsung Galaxy S II

Dropped like a sack of spuds

Product: Grand Theft Auto 3: 10th Anniversary Edition | Developer: Rockstar Games | Publisher: Rockstar Games | Genre: Action
For: Android   Also on: iPhone, iPad, Xperia Play
 
Grand Theft Auto 3: 10th Anniversary Edition Android, thumbnail 1
Anyone paying (close, close, close) attention to Rockstar's blog over the past couple of days will have noticed something strange about its original post announcing Grand Theft Auto III is coming to iOS and Android.

Yes, that's right. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been removed from Rockstar's list of officially supported devices for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto III.

So, what gives, Rockstar?

Give me reasons, dammit

A spokesman for the company has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition will no longer feature support for the hot-selling Samsung Galaxy S II, but didn't disclose why.

One reason could be the dual-core Exynos chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S II, with Rockstar opting to focus on supporting Android devices that run on the more widely used Tegra 2 processor instead.

As for the game itself, Grand Theft Auto III: Anniversary Edition will launch on December 15th on select iOS and Android devices, and will retail for £2.99 / $4.99.

ElectricPig

 

Alex Whitelock 9 December 2011
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regprentice | 08:31 - 18 December 2011
GTA3 works fine on a normal unmodded SGS2 -

-seems to be missing some lighting effects (headlights, street lights),
-pop up is very noticeable but i think the PS2 version was the same, suspect thats just the original code
-its crashed twice over 3 days of pretty heavy play but thats all i have in the way of complaints.

It is however very fluid and fast, decent enough touch controls, all the music and voice acting is there. Best thing is that the load times are extremely fast... level load time takes 2 or 3 seconds, and you can be playing from clicking the games android icon in about 15 seconds, which is a significant improvement on many games (Nova 2....) and ideal for a quick play on the bus.

For christs sake its one of the best games ever made and you can have it on your phone for the cost of a pint.
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opee | 15:01 - 16 December 2011
Calm down. It works on loads of phones. I've a rooted old desire hd. works great. i'm sure it will work on a more powerful G2.
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dk206 | 03:50 - 12 December 2011
don't understand...its like the best widest selling android phone ever so far.
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dk206 | 03:50 - 12 December 2011
Brad + 1
I, sgsII owner will too, not be supporting it even if it does work through chainfire3D

ROCKSTAR YOU JUST GOT YOURSELF POTENTIAL 10MILLION HATERS

Idiots. Some people actually buy Galaxy S II for its superior Exynos CPU which is miles better than tegra2...
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Brad22 | 04:42 - 11 December 2011
Good job rockstar, now instead of me buying it for 4.99 like i would have if it had been made to support my GSII, I will now just pirate it and run it through chainfire 3d. No way I'm supporting this move by buying the app, if they patch it to run natively on gsII then perfect, I'll happily pay for it.
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alanskislarge | 01:27 - 10 December 2011
He did all that and then some. Ok, seriously though, I used Chainfire3D on my single core SGS to play Samurai II and Riptide GP before either were supported on anything but Tegra2, and each ran like butta.
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Piotrekdg | 21:17 - 9 December 2011
@indierocker774 Wait, what? You emulated a dual core processor with only single core?!
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lucks143 | 20:05 - 9 December 2011
i wanted the SGS2 so bad..im glad i didnt get it....there is no support for games. very odd since there are over 10 million units sold.
Wonder what the real....reason is for this.
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indierocker774 | 18:50 - 9 December 2011
I've used Chainfire 3D on my original Nexus One to play Tegra 2 optimized games...worked like a charm!
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Piotrekdg | 18:05 - 9 December 2011
You know what's the best? IN the Android MArket, there's an app called "Chainfire 3D". It lets you emulate Tegra-optimized games on e.g. Galaxy S II, and as I heard, it works pretty well. See the irony?
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