Rockstar confirmed this rumor today through a posting on their support site. “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.”
If you purchased the game previously, Rockstar notes: “The Games on Demand version of San Andreas is not compatible with the Xbox Originals version. Save files will not transfer from Xbox Originals. Owners of the Xbox Originals version will still have access to the old version on their consoles and through their download history, with the option to purchase the new version to experience the added features on a new save file.”
The original story appears below.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may soon be re-released for Xbox 360, a new set of Achievements suggests. Developer Rockstar Games has not announced a new version of the game for Xbox 360, but Xbox Achievements has posted a new list of achievements that seem to indicate a re-release is in the works.
In addition, the Xbox Originals version of San Andreas is oddly no longer available to download for Xbox 360–though it remains available to buy for PlayStation 3. On top of that, October 2014 marks the game’s tenth anniversary, which would be a fitting time for such a re-release, if it were to happen.
San Andreas was released in October 2004 for PlayStation 2, though the game has since come to platforms such as Xbox, PC, Mac, and various mobile devices.
We have contacted Rockstar for comment, and will update this story with anything we hear back.
Grand Theft Auto V comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18. The PC version is scheduled to launch in January 2015. The open-world game has already shipped more than 34 million copies.
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