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San Andreas Could Be Seeing A Re-Release Soon
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most beloved entries in the vaunted series, could be coming to Xbox 360, at the very least, if a new achievement list is to be believed.
According to a listing from Xbox Achievements, San Andreas is receiving a full 1000 point achievement list. San Andreas, which originally appeared on PlayStation 2 and Xbox, has been technically released on Xbox 360 as an Xbox Original. Xbox Originals don’t have achievement support, and it just so happens that the title has recently been removed from the service. Sure sound like they are gearing up for a full release to me. It stands to reason that, instead of a direct port, we will see some sort of remastered or optimized version, something they have been known to do in the past. With the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V on current gen systems, it seems like a good time to give players on older systems a GTA fix, and few games scratch the GTA itch better than San Andreas. In fact, some people believe it is still the best Grand Theft Auto ever.
Oh, and wouldn’t you know it, this month just happens to mark exactly ten years since the game’s original release. There is currently no word of a PS3 (or God help us, a Wii) version, but if it is indeed coming to 360, I suspect we will see a PS3 release as well. It should be noted that San Andreas is also in-line for an updates iOS release. Considering the popularity of the series, and this game in particular, getting it into the hands of as many gamers as possible makes sense, and if you have never played this terrific chapter in the GTA saga, now is a perfect time to get ready for it.
Are you interested in a San Andreas release, or are there better things Rockstar could be doing? Personally, I’m still holding my breath for a re-release of The Warriors, but alas, it looks as though my wish will go unanswered.