GTA: San Andreas will speed onto mobile in December with enhanced graphics and new touch controls
By Chris Priestman 26 November 2013
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Publisher:
Rockstar Games | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Kindle | Genre:
Action, Adventure, Racing, Shooter
Rockstar has surprised us all today by confirming that a remastered version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
for mobile will be available next month.
Yes, that's right: December 2013. Soak that up. Take it in. Now, carry on reading...
Rockstar actually suggested that iOS and Android ports of GTA: San Andreas
were "very possible" all the way back in 2011.
But when the game finally surfaces on mobile next month, it'll be more than just a straight port.Mamacita
According to Rockstar, you see, this iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone version of San Andreas
is the best-looking version of the game yet.
"Newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models," Rockstar confirms.
A new checkpoint system will make progression a little easier, too.
As you'd expect, Rockstar has developed new touch controls for this upcoming mobile version of GTA: San Andreas
These include "contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them". Oh, and three different control setups for driving and moving around.
Lastly, GTA: San Andreas
will have "full controller support", including support for Made for iPhone gamepads.
Get ready to jump back into the world of GTA: San Andreas
with protagonist CJ on iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone in December, then.