In this article, we will go through everything we know so far about Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Meta Quest. This Rockstar Games classic has been under development for VR since 2021.
Here’s an overview of the contents of the article.
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Meta Quest? (For Real…)
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Plot
- Remastered or Classic?
- Probable features of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Meta Quest
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Meta Quest Release Date
- Things we don’t know yet
While the news on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for VR has been mostly silent since 2021, a recent release of GTA for mobile devices has fans excited.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Meta Quest (For Real…)
Finally, the PS2 classic Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to the Meta Quest.
Mark Zuckerberg announced this big move during the Facebook Connect 2021 (check full details here), stating, “I’m excited to announce that the Rockstar Games’ classic, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is in development for Quest.”
This new version of what I think is one of the greatest games ever made will offer players an entirely new way to experience this iconic open world in Virtual Reality.”
However, during this session with his coworker, Deb, from the Studios Team, he mentioned little to do with pricing, release date, features, or even a short game summary.
Another official confirmation came out on the Meta blog when they released a compilation of the games announced at Connect 2021. Meta also tweeted that the game is under development for Meta Quest.
The blog reads, “Get a new perspective on Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas as you experience (again or for the first time) one of gaming’s most iconic open worlds. This is a project many years in the making, and we can’t wait to show you more of it.”
New Mobile Versions
While there hasn’t been any news in a long time, a new mobile version of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy was released in December 2023. This version of the game was ported by Deluxe, a VR company that released the VR version of LA Noire.
The mobile version of the Trilogy has been getting great reviews for how well it is optimized for Android devices. The Meta Quest, of course, runs an Android-based operating system.
So, this might be a tease of an upcoming Meta Quest version of the game.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Plot
The Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas plot is set in 1992 within a fictional US state named San Andreas. You control a character named CJ, who comes from a rough background of Los Santos gang life.
It features a sprawling story spanning across three cities: Los Santos (for Los Angeles), San Fierro (for San Francisco), and Las Venturas (for Las Vegas). At the time, it was the largest game ever released.
As CJ, you return home after your mother’s murder and are drawn back into gang life. You have to fight with and against other criminals, police, friends, and enemies. As the game progresses, you work your way out of poverty and try to make a name for yourself across Los Santos.
San Andreas received critical acclaim upon release in 2004. Remastered versions were released for iOS and Android in 2013.
Features in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the Meta Quest
The following are the probable features of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the Meta Quest:
- First-person perspective – FPV is not new to the GTA series but this might be the first time GTA: San Andreas will be played in FPS on the VR headset.
- Enhanced visuals and physics – This is a no-brainer. The classic Rockstar game will most likely have enhanced visuals and game physics, giving the user 360-degree movement control.
For the moment, this is what we think we know. As soon as we know more about the updated features in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the Meta Quest, we will update this section.
A lot of fans want to know how driving will feel in virtual reality. We’ll be watching closely for this as well.
Things we don’t know yet
Currently, those of us following the VR gaming platform closely only know that GTA V is in development on Quest. Here are the things we don’t know yet:
- Multi-platform support
- Mods Support
- Remastered or Classic version
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Meta Quest Release Date
When will Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the Meta Quest be released? Nothing has been officially announced yet, but we have some hints.
The game is being developed by Video Games Deluxe, the same studio behind Rockstar Games’ LA Noire: The VR Case Files. Video Games Deluxe announced they were developing an AAA open-world VR game for Rockstar in 2020. They have also been steadily hiring new game developers while referencing the project.
I expected to see a release date in 2022. When that came and went, I had little faith that this game would ever come out.
However, the new mobile version of the game gives me new hope. I hope we see San Andreas in 2024!
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