Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Mobile announced for Windows Phone, coming in December

This is a brief, but exceptional news announcement: Rockstar Games have just announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Mobile is headed to various mobile platforms, including “select iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile (sic) devices”. Launch time is expected to be in December.

Before Grand Theft Auto V hit the consoles a few weeks ago, San Andreas was one of the biggest titles around.

From the Rockstar website:

“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.”

That’s probably the best news of the morning, as for years people have been yearning for some mobile GTA action. Even better is the fact that Windows Phone is right up there now with iOS and Android for getting this title, though it still remains to be seen if it will be a day-one availability or shortly thereafter.

Regardless, get ready to have some fun. Anyone else now reconsidering getting a Lumia 1520 for its giant display and 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor?

Source: Rockstar Games; Thanks, @IceDree, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.