Rockstar Games slid a little love to Xbox 360 owners still looking to squeeze a little life out of their 8 year old consoles. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be made available on the Xbox 360’s Games on Demand service with enhanced HD visuals at 720p resolution featuring enhanced draw distance and achievement support with 11 achievements. The game will launch on October 26, 10 years to the date of the game’s original debut.
This is not the first time that GTA: San Andreas will grace the Xbox 360 as the game was made available as an Xbox Originals download, which was recently de-listed. Priced at $14.99, the new version will not be compatible with Xbox Originals save files and there is no official word on release on any other systems beyond the Xbox 360.
The release coincides with special San Andreas themed events being held in Grand Theft Auto V’s GTA Online.
Many regard San Andreas as one of the best titles in the critically acclaimed franchise and it certainly benefits from much of the growth during the GTA3 era. I personally am intrigued with the HD improvements as I only played through about two-thirds of the original launch on PS2. A return to the original Grove Street would be a fun distraction and certainly feed into my completionist nature.