GTA: San Andreas Re-Release Coming to Xbox 360 [UPDATE]

Leaked achievement list suggests Rockstar may be re-releasing the 2004 game for Xbox 360.

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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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Does anyone know if the new version needs a HDD on your 360 to play? I have the 4gb slim with some flashdrives. Let me know before I buy thanks

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What's the difference between this version and the old original on 360, apart from the graphics and achievements. I already have the old one and feel like the stuff they did could have just been an update.

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Just polished 720p resolution. It looks cleaner.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I feel like that's pretty much the case. This is catered towards people who don't have a PS2 any more or have lost their original copy from way back and want to play it on their 360.

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This comments section shows exactly why myself and many others like me yearn for things to be like the old days, when it didn't matter what the graphics were like on a game so long as the game was fun and as I remember back in the day when San Andreas came out it was not only fun but it had people going wow because of the amount they packed in, so honestly if the game has even just a little bit of a graphical enhancement, surely that in itself is making a great game even better or am I completely missing the point here?

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Why not ... PSVita

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How come this didn't come to PS3? I mean I have a 360 I'm just curious.

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It only cost me $3.74 when I just bought it today. Where are all the people saying that R* is greedy? The people saying they will charge $20 or $40? Where did you all go? You were here earlier. People make me sick.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Have you played it yet? this version is just a crappy mobile port, framedrops everytime, sound cuts often during cutscenes, and random crashes. They should charge $1 for this game, or release a patch asap.

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It costs more on mobile

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The fact they're charging full price for GTA V on the next gen instead of giving the "turn in your old copy, get the new one for $10" deal isn't proof enough? How about how they're only releasing online heists on the next gen version, so if you want them you also have to buy the game again?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> "How about how they're only releasing online heists on the next gen version" since when?

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Footage here: << LINK REMOVED >>

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Has this gone live yet? Cant find it on New Zealand marketplace

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Does anyone know if the co-op mode was removed? I can't find it

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<< LINK REMOVED >> San Andreas never had co-op. Officially.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> There was Co-op location spread throughout the game world where a second player could pick a random local citizen as their character and you could explore together and drive around and such. You couldn't do missions but it was still fun. Are they still there?

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@dj_reaperz I've checked a few of those spots but the co-op icon isn't there anymore :/

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Was there ever co-op without mods?

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How does it look

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Today, RockStar will celebrate 10th anniversary of San Andreas in GTA Online - << LINK REMOVED >>

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Already Playing it :D GG

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't see this game in the marketplace... Probably it is available only in US. What a pity.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Its available in the uk by going on the website

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> According to news from other websites, game is released in US and UK, but (probably) not in other regions.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> is available here in Brazil, is probably available where u live too, go to the "new releases" section , i only see it there

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@headshooterxd is similar to the mobile version? im waiting a gameplay video to make sure it worth it

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Speirs will probably bring out a vid

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<< LINK REMOVED >> How does it compare to the pc version? Any differences not listed in the article?

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If some one want to play in HD please visit this site(its PC MOD) << LINK REMOVED >>

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I wanted to playing GTA SA on HD Version. Is good better for multiplayer.

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I mean HD Version for PC Users :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Download a enb/graphics/texture mod

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Good..