Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Coming To Android Next Month


Rockstar Games has announced that it is bringing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Android next month. The game will be optimized for touchscreen devices, just like Rockstar’s other GTA ports for mobile, with new control schemes and a reworked checkpoint system.

It will also have remastered graphics so that it looks better than ever before.

San Andreas might be a pretty old game now, having originally made its debut on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, but the great thing about GTA games is that they never get old. In fact, I can still count on the mobile version of Vice City to keep me entertained when I’m bored — and I’ve played it countless times already.

And there are plenty of improvements to look forward to, including remastered graphics with dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, and enhanced character and car models, which make this “the best-looking version of San Andreas yet,” Rockstar says.

The game’s control system has also been overhauled for touchscreens, with three different control schemes for driving, and contextual control options that only display buttons when they’re needed. There’s also support for traditional gamepads for those who prefer real buttons and sticks.

Finally, the new San Andreas has a reworked checkpoint system “for easier progression.” Rockstar doesn’t go into too much detail on this, but I expect it to be a little like the checkpoint system in GTA V. So rather than having to start every mission from the beginning when you die or get arrested, you can start from a point you’ve passed within the mission itself.

San Andreas will be available in Google Play and the Amazon Appstore from next month. There’s no word on pricing just yet, but Rockstar promises more information in the weeks ahead.