Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas arrives on iOS next month w/ MFi controller support


After releases of Grand Theft Auto III and GTA Vice City on iOS, developer Rockstar announced today that GTA: San Andreas is set for a release on mobile devices next month. The game, which was originally released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, will arrive on iOS devices and the other mobile platforms with the usual updated graphics:

Encompassing Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas and everything in between, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been upgraded for its mobile release. Newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models make this the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.

Rockstar also notes that the title will include full support for the new iOS 7 MFi game controller framework and new contextual control options for the touchscreen:

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas also features brand new touch controls including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them and three different control schemes for driving and maneuvering, as well as a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile also comes equipped with full controller support, including Made for iOS controller capability on iOS7.

Since Apple introduced its new MFi game controller framework alongside iOS 7, two notable companies have introduced controllers using the standard. Earlier this month Logitech started selling its new $99 PowerShell with a standard configuration and built-in 1500 mAh battery. And Moga is selling its new Ace Power for the same price with a built-in 1800 mAh battery and Apple’s extended layout, which adds an extra set of shoulder buttons and left and right thumbsticks.

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  2. rettun1 - 9 years ago

    Now just waiting for GTA IV on the iPad Air :D

  3. DubTheDJ - 9 years ago

    This is amazing news. One of the best gaming franchises of all time, and I cannot wait to get it on my iPhone & iPad.

    This news has made my year. They did a top notch job with the two previous ports, this won’t let down either :D

  4. Ray D Man - 9 years ago


  5. Maurice D. Lewis - 9 years ago

    All they have to do is make a simple Bluetooth controller that works with iPad $ iPhone for a reasonable price and it will sell like hotcakes


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