Oct 27 AT 1:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

Rockstar Games bringing Grand Theft Auto III to Tegra 3 devices this year

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We already knew that Grand Theft Auto III was coming to select Android devices, but today we learned it will support USB controllers, come in an optimized version for Tegra 3 devices and launch this year. Adam Rosenberg of Digital Trends paid a visit to Rockstar’s New York offices this week and reported on his hands-on time with the latest build of the game.

Adam says he first saw the game played on a as-of-yet-unreleased “Project Kal-El” tablet (Transformer Prime?) controlled by a wired Xbox 360 controller and hooked up to a HDTV. He notes that Rockstar boosted the graphics with newly created textures, more complex characters with higher polygon count and higher resolution assets from the game’s PC release. “It’s immediately clear that this is a much better looking version of the game than most people played on their PS2s.”

When it comes to gameplay and content, things will mostly remain untouched with the exception of the touch controls that are still being tweaked. I was a huge fan of the original game that was released 10 years ago, so I’m excited about getting my hands on this latest version and reliving some memories.

ASUS is announcing the first Tegra 3 tablet on November 9, and Rockstar Games is gearing up to release the trailer for GTA V. Be on the lookout for a release date announcement soon.

Via: Digital Trends

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  • DRA

    never played gta 3 before so im a definitely get when released for android

  • Starship

    While I’m glad mobile hardware has advanced dramatically. I’m not too excited about the number of ports that are coming out lately. But that’s because I’m a gamer and have most of the re-releases on their original platform. I’m a nerd like that. On the other hand if it’s 99 cents I wouldn’t mind shooting people in the streets after banging hookers.

  • Lux143

    This game was amazing and changed the future of gaming…having it re-booted is gonna be awesome

  • Nathan

    can’t wait to get this game (eventually)

  • step

    so this isn’t going to be on tegra 2 at all? Because I’ll be fairly annoyed with that, since I just bought a tablet with 2 in it last month…

  • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

    One of the brothers behind Rockstar was just interviewed by 1up and his quotes are definitely encouraging that they’ll do this right.

    “This is my personal opinion, but I think a lot of people in the general mobile industry are more focused on making money than making good products,” he commented. “We’re a business, too — we have to think about how to build revenue and we value the knowledge you need for that, but we want to conduct business with superior products. Focusing on nothing but business is depressing to me; it’s boring. I want people to understand that we make games for more than just to make money.”

    http://www.1up.com/news/rockstar-dan-houser-big-japan

  • pritams

    it’s here…

  1. never played gta 3 before so im a definitely get when released for android

  2. While I’m glad mobile hardware has advanced dramatically. I’m not too excited about the number of ports that are coming out lately. But that’s because I’m a gamer and have most of the re-releases on their original platform. I’m a nerd like that. On the other hand if it’s 99 cents I wouldn’t mind shooting people in the streets after banging hookers.

  3. Lux143Guest 4 years ago

    This game was amazing and changed the future of gaming…having it re-booted is gonna be awesome

  4. can’t wait to get this game (eventually)

  5. stepGuest 4 years ago

    so this isn’t going to be on tegra 2 at all? Because I’ll be fairly annoyed with that, since I just bought a tablet with 2 in it last month…

  6. One of the brothers behind Rockstar was just interviewed by 1up and his quotes are definitely encouraging that they’ll do this right.

    “This is my personal opinion, but I think a lot of people in the general mobile industry are more focused on making money than making good products,” he commented. “We’re a business, too — we have to think about how to build revenue and we value the knowledge you need for that, but we want to conduct business with superior products. Focusing on nothing but business is depressing to me; it’s boring. I want people to understand that we make games for more than just to make money.”

    http://www.1up.com/news/rockstar-dan-houser-big-japan