Good news GTA fans, to celebrate it being 10 year’s since the release of Grand Theft Auto 3 Rockstar has decided port the game to both iOS and Android, however we are told that only certain devices will fully support the game.
Apparently when the game arrives on October 22, 2011, the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S will be the only Apple products which fully support the game, whilst the Android release will run just fine on these smartphones: Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix and Samsung Galaxy S2. As for Android tablets you will be able to run the game on the Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We are shocked to see that there is no mention of the Xperia Play or the recently unveiled new iPod Touch.
We are not sure if the game will run on unlisted devices, all we know is that the above devices are supported in full. As you can see it looks like the game is quite demanding as most of these feature dual-core processors.
We think that if Rockstar get it right GTA 3 has the potential to set records for both the Android Market and the App Store, that said we don’t yet know how much it will cost and what the controls will be like – these are two major factors on its succes in our opinion. Here is a statement from Rockstar, which goes to show how much of a part GTA 3 played on success of the Grand Theft Auto series:
“Grand Theft Auto III showed us the potential of open world games,” and added “It helped set the vision for the company, and we have been expanding on those possibilities with every game ever since”
Currently we don’t have any screenshots or videos for you to feast your eyes on, instead we have embedded the game’s original trailer below – how much are you willing to pay for this new port of GTA 3?