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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Headed for Android, Scheduled to Drop Next Month

We received great news this morning, as Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to Android in the next month. The game has apparently undergone a complete overhaul, with Rockstar’s developers adding in dynamic and detailed shadows, optimizations for touchscreen devices, and an enriched color palette. If they include the same optimizations they went through for Vice City, then we should be in for quite a treat. 

Rockstar briefly details a few of the changes made to the game in the quote taken from the press release down below.

Encompassing Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas and everything in between, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been upgraded for its mobile release. Newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models make this the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.

As for a release time, all we have is “next month.” Let us all pray that Rockstar doesn’t run into the same issues like they have with the last two GTA releases on Android. Previous launches have been plagued with delays, Google Play bugs, and other mishaps that were all serious turn offs for gamers.

Are you stoked?

Via: Rockstar Games
  • Can’t wait!

  • Fadzil Mohd Ashari

    just cant get enough. i cant wait to see the improvements

  • Cheaaaattaaaa

    Are the cheats gonna be in there???

  • JZ

    If they can put San Andreas on Google Play, there’s no way Square has any size excuses for not putting FF VII on Android!!

  • Eric

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, my favorite GTA of all time. Oh the memories.

  • XboxOne

    ill finally be able to play GTA San Andreas.

  • YourFriend

    Why aren’t they making a Vita and 3DS port? I bought Vice City on my RAZR HD, and it was a horrible experience because of the touch screen controls. That mission where you chase the pizza delivery guy took me 20 tries, whereas it only took me once on the PC and Xbox version. Not to mention how it’s a battery hog and heats your phone regardless of how powerful your device is. They should be porting Chinatown Wars instead.

    • Eric

      It’s not bad on a bigger screen like a G2 or even something bigger like a Nexus 7.

  • AllTeam

    I only hope that they do better about allowing more devices and fixing their white list options. GTA IV plays fine on my Note 10.1 but I had to do a work around to download it to my device.

    • Eric

      GTA iV say what?

      • AllTeam

        oops. Meant Vice City 🙂

  • Chris Knepper

    I remember this game pushing the PS2 to its limit and my computer struggling to run it, now our phones can? Technology is amazing.

  • Danny Dodge

    Now that I can hook a ps3 controller to my phone I’m way happier about this than the previous two, which I downloaded onto the old tiny screened iPhone… Android ftw 😀

    • Eric

      Omg, I got GTA 3 when I had an iPhone. It was AWFUL. One of the reason’s’s I originally moved to Android is because you can’t play any games on an iPhone. Yeah they might get them first but you can’t play them on your phone.

  • S2556

    This is my favorite gta game and easily a top 5 for me. The amount of stuff you can do and the size of the map is amazing. I wasn’t sure if Android hardware could run it smoothly yet but good to hear it’s coming!

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    C’mon Rockstar. Use that Billion dollars and make us a 1080p port to PS4.

    • Jordan

      Agreed. San Andreas is still the best GTA game in my eyes. It had the best story and so many things to do. Plus, I loved the jetpack!

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  • Kevin

    maybe i’ll save up my google opinion rewards for this game

  • cmbeid

    GTA San Andreas will probably be the last one ported to Android. GTA IV would probably be too much for Android to handle.

    • Jonathan Bunch

      San Andreas is nearly 10 years old…by the time GTA IV is 10 years old “2018” phones and android will laugh at it.

    • paul neal

      Please research the tegra 5, then reply. One example of tech moving forward

  • EvanTheGamer

    Hell yeah! Been wondering when Rockstar would finally get around to releasing one of the best GTA games(still loved GTA3 a little more though) to Android! Sweet!

  • enigmaco

    One of the best game soundtracks ever.

  • Axed Salmon

    Something in my brain always says “ooh, GTA! Gotta get!”. I’ll end up buying it and then hardly ever playing it, like I did with the other two GTAs.

    • 4n1m4L

      Buy it just as thanks for being able to play it in highschool

    • Smeckle

      I barely played GTA 3 after getting it. Just too wonky. Took me like 10 tries to kill the noodle guy at the beginning because auto aim sucked so much. Vice City I haven’t played in a little while since getting my G2 but I’m pretty far on my tablet. I wish they would allow cloud saves.

  • interstellarmind

    Well, looks like I need to get back to playing Vice City so I can finish the game in time for San Andreas!

    I wish other game publishers would follow in Rockstar’s footsteps and release full versions of old-school games.

  • Did GTA Vice City ever get fixed? For the longest time most devices were incompatible with it.

    • S2556

      Works good on all my devices

      • Elwyn Allen

        still doesn’t work on the Verizon note 2…

        • S2556

          Really? I have nexus 5 7 and gs3 all work.

          • Elwyn Allen

            yup just the verizon version of the note 2. no explanation, no anything. On the supported list but you can’t download it from the app store

  • AbbyZFresh

    Where’s the Vita version?

  • Fiorta

    Hopefully when it launches the actually support the proper devices without issue. The rezound, a supported device, still doesn’t work.

  • Samvelavich

    Does anyone know if this is a full-on port or just partially ported over?

    • dazz1996

      Full port as were GTA3 and vice city.