It snuck up on us like a whisper, but it appears that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is indeed coming to Xbox 360 following rumours that it would be after a set of achievements were leaked and the hype around the GTA Online celebrations. Although, of all places, it was a support thread that gave it all away.
Users noticed how the Xbox Originals version of the game had been removed from Xbox Live, prompting the question being posed to the folks at Rockstar where they told us what we had been hoping for.
GTA: San Andreas on the Xbox Marketplace will be available again for purchase beginning October 26th, 2014, through Games on Demand. This version features 720p resolution, enhanced draw distance, and Achievement support.
Wohoo! Delicious HD for easily one of the most iconic GTA games out there. Here’s the achievement list;
|Getting Started||Meet up with the crew and escape the Ballas.|
|The End of the Line||Beat the game.|
|Represent||Purchase a Grove Street tattoo|
|Hustle some||Win a game of pool|
|A Legitimate Business||Export all three car lists|
|The American Dream||Purchase your first house|
|Get a Pump||Workout your arms or chest.|
|Pay ‘n’ Spray||Handle the heat with a new paint job|
|Bike or Biker||Complete BMX or NRG challenge|
|Beat the Cock||Win the Beat the Cock marathon|
|Metrosexual||Spend $6,969 on clothes, hair, and tattoos.|
|School’s Out||Fully complete a vehicle school|
|Serial Offender||Get arrested 50 times.|
|Freight Date||Take the train between cities|
|Horror of the Santa Maria||Drown|
|Assert Yourself Next Time||Fail a mission|
|What the City Needs||Master Vigilante Mode|
|Savior||Master Paramedic Mode|
|Rescue a Kitten Too?||Master Firefighter Mode|
|Yes I Speak English||Master Taxi Mode|
|Trickster||Master Pimping Game|
|Time to Kill||Watch Credits to the end|
As well as these, we’ll get 11 secret achievements to hunt down too.
Rockstar have also added that the saves on the Games on Demand version of San Andreas will not be compatible with the Xbox Originals version and so save files will not transfer over. Those who have the Xbox Originals copy will still be able to play the game on their consoles and from your download history, but you’ll also get the option to buy the rerelease.
Hooray! So who’s going to be getting this? I know I will be.