GTA: San Andreas Coming to iOS in December With Full MFi Controller Support

According to a post from Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to iOS next month with full iOS game controller support.
Before GTAV took us to the sun-bleached sidewalks and humming concrete freeways of present-day Los Santos and beyond, there was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the biggest GTA of the PS2 era. Now, head back to the early 90s with CJ and the Grove Street Families when Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas comes to mobile devices next month.

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.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas also features brand new touch controls including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them and three different control schemes for driving and maneuvering, as well as a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile also comes equipped with full controller support, including Made for iOS controller capability on iOS7.
GTA: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was first released for consoles in 2004 and encompasses an enormous open-world map that includes fictional areas of San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles for gamers to play in, as well as 240 individual vehicles. It won numerous game-of-the-year awards after it was released, selling more than 27.5 million copies worldwide.

Last year, Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on iOS, and Grand Theft Auto III back in 2011.

Pricing and exact release date information were not released.

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14 months ago

Good Luck Sony & Microsoft, its stuff like this that is killing the consoles. :)


lol.... no
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14 months ago
Good Luck Sony & Microsoft, its stuff like this that is killing the consoles. :)

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Console + PC Games Sales 2011 - ~ $11 Billion
Console + PC Games Sales 2012 - ~ $9 Billion
Source: http://business.time.com/2013/02/11/game-over-why-video-game-console-sales-are-plummeting/

At that rate we might not even see a PS5, Xbox Two.
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14 months ago
Rock Star could churn out Vice City and San Andreas onto iOS with controller support yet Square can't port FF7, a PS1 game to iOS, while charging much more money. Rest my case.
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14 months ago

Your argument is valid but invalid at the same time. Games such as GTA San Andreas have already been released, but is now being released to mobile products. Current generation smartphones while powerful, do not come close to the graphic capabilities of current gen condoles (PS4 & Xbox One.) When a smartphone can run Crysis 1, then we'll talk. but until then, games on IOS & android devices will have PSP, PS2 graphics.


The new iPhone 5S and iPad Air's GPU performs at around 115Gflops. A PSP performs around only 2Gflops, PS2 6Gflops, a PS Vita 7Gflops, a PS3 174Gflops. Even taking into account the resolution change; iOS devices are much more than the PSP/PS2 level.
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14 months ago
Who could have foresaw that we would be able to play this in the palms of our hands 10 years ago?!?
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14 months ago
At the rate iOS products are advancing, maybe we'll eventually see GTA6 for iOS released the same day as other consoles...
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14 months ago

Good Luck Sony & Microsoft, its stuff like this that is killing the consoles. :)


Please stop with that nonsense.

While I'm sure the sales of GTA San Andreas on iOS will sell like hotcakes, the success of such releases will have little impact on console sales. The people who lined up and pre-ordered the latest Xbone and PS4 consoles are serious console gamers. They won't "reconsider" their console loyalty just because the same games are starting to appear on mobile devices.
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14 months ago
Excited is an understatement. Haven't touched GTA V since finishing the story. Keep coming back to this one - will be incredible to play it on something that fits in my pocket!
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14 months ago
I just can't get into handheld games, doesn't matter if it's a really great game, just can't do it. I get much more involved in the cinema-like experience consoles offer.
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14 months ago

The console and PC games are on the decline, read this - http://business.time.com/2013/02/11/game-over-why-video-game-console-sales-are-plummeting/
And reading is good, you should do that more often, so you can avoid posting made up facts. And stop being so bitter like you spent the money on Xbox and now can't afford the iPad Air.

High end games are being developed for mobile devices, as they get more and more powerful each year. Fifa 13, 14 are best sellers, they are current gen games, Infinity blade series is the Crisis of iOS.

While consoles may not die entirely, but they'll end up being luxury items, owned mostly by hard core gamers.

You stay in your Apple bubble with your goofy third party controllers and cumbersome on screen controls fighting your kids for your ipod touch just to play angry birds.

The rest of the world will be enjoying AAA games on hardware meant to play it.
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