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Grand Theft Auto III Coming To An Android Near You, Get Your Bulletproof Vests Ready

10 years ago this month, Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto III to the world. An open world game where you were a lowly thug on the streets of Liberty City and things happened, bad things. No one knew that this game would change how almost every other game after it would play. So to celebrate this benchmark in video games, Rockstar is planning on releasing a mobile version of GTA 3 “later this fall” to a “select new generation of Android devices.” Those devices include the Motorola Droid X2, Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S II and even support for the Motorola XOOM, ASUS Transformer and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Rockstar says to “stay tuned for more devices to be announced” on top of that list. Noticeably missing though is the Xperia Play, a ‘Playstation phone’ made specifically for games. Seeing as how GTA 3 made a name for itself on the Playstation 2 this is an odd omission.

It will be interesting to see how well the mobile devices will run this game, but it is 10 years old after all and it did not have the same graphics or size that games these days have. As long as this is reasonably priced I will definitely be looking into this as a game for my XOOM.

Via: Rockstar

  • Weissbock-Greg

    It makes perfect sense to develop and test once to hit all Tegra-based phones and tablets. When OMAP4 catches up with number of devices, it might get some love then. Although by then, there will be a slew of Tegra-3 phones and tablets and the next-generation of games will move on to that. OMAP will still have Angry Birds, so that’s ok.

  • The game probably requires a dual-core processor, which the Play does not have. Games with a lot of physics and AI require more than just a GPU to get things done.

    • And on a side note, I knew as soon as I saw the specs for the Play that it would not be a successful device in the long run. Dual-core phones can play PS1 games under emulation better than the Play can run them natively. Are you minus the joypad? Yeah.. but I’ll take my D3 keyboard over the joypad for everything else I use my phone for.

  • Justin Kos

    glad i decided against getting an xperia play, or else id be real mad right now

  • Sigh, cant play 9mm, now cant play GTA3….whatever this is why i dont buy stuff on Android, they wont let me 😛

  • Anonymous

    Why always Tegra 2 phones/tablets?

    Tegra 2 phones can’t slide through homescreens without lagging, but they get chosen for all these new games?

    • Steve Hawk

      Tegra 2 runs silky smooth on my Transformer. Stock launcher was the slightest bit choppy sliding between screens… Fixed by installing ADWex.

  • Anyone else notice the HTC Evo 2 on the supported list?

  • Anonymous

    If it is under $10, I would easily buy it for my Transformer.

  • droidlife, y u no nexus?

  • Anonymous

    GTA3 is not on a Playstation phone? Where is the love….

  • Anonymous

    max payne 3 is also coming to android. when it is released for consoles first obviously.

  • Likely not on the play because it is single core, and all the other devices are dual, even the IOS devices are dual core only

    • Justin Kos

      1 Ghz should be enough for a 10 year old game

      700MHZ CPU
      128MB RAM
      32MB Direct3D Graphics Card
      Directx Compatable Sound Card
      8X CDROM
      500MB Free Hard Drive Space
      Win 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
      Directx 8.1 or newer

  • I’m so sick of superior chipsets being passed up in order to be a Tegra 2 exclusive. 

    • Murphy

      Hey Cory, you mad bro?

      • Wonder how long this comment fad is going to last. 

        • Mctypething

          u wonder that bro?

        • Justin Kos

          as long as the mom joke fad

      • dont be mad bro!

      • Billy Jenkins

        you 10 bro?

  • Me

    Then I wish I would come out with a bluetooth controller

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  • Anonymous

    Thats awesome, I really hope they bring out Vice City as well…that soundtrack to the game is no other out there lol. 

  • Bewara2009

    Can’t wait to play this on my Nexus Galaxy Oh yeah……

  • Anonymous

    Not Nexus news? No care.

    • Mctypething

      What a stupid comment. Do you really think they aren’t going to talk about ANYTHING other than the Galaxy Nexus?

      • Nick S

        Are you kidding me?  This baby is right of the charts *mm-hai*.

    • I got the joke.

  • Mctypething

    Works for the DX2 but not the Bionic. Well, that makes perfect sense.

    • Stephen D

      Or the Droid 3. And the OMAP4 is more powerful than the Tegra 2. Makes no sense. 

      • Anonymous

        is that in processor power, or graphics power?

        • Anonymous


          • Anonymous

            Maybe because developing for the x2 and the atrix would be simulatneous. they are very very similar.

          • Anonymous

            Because they both have the same processor.

    • Anonymous

      u sensible bro?

      • rozayyy

        * comment of the week!!

    • Anonymous

      Notice the part where it says “stay tuned for more devices to be announced”.