After releases of Grand Theft Auto III and GTA Vice City on iOS, the New York-based developer announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will come to iOS beginning in December. GTA: San Andreas will join GTA: Vice City and GTA III on Apple’s mobile devices.
The game was first introduced for the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, and offered an enormous open-world map that contained fictional areas of San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles for players to visit, including 240 individual vehicles. It won a few game-of-the-year awards after it was released, with more than 27.5 million copies sold worldwide. The developer promises, that later this year it will be available on iOS devices and the other mobile platforms with the usual updated graphics.
In addition to newly remastered graphics, the mobile version will receive a longer draw distance, a larger color palette, and improved 3D models.
GTA: San Andreas is also expected to allow to use Made for iPhone game controllers, including Logitech’s PowerShell and Moga’s Ace Power. It will also sport the ability to use a different touch control scheme from its siblings and a new mobile-friendly checkpoint system.
“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.”
Last year, Rockstar presented Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on iOS, and Grand Theft Auto III back in 2011.
The release date and price of the game were not announced.