HD collections and re-releases are oftentimes seen as a simple way to earn more money on an old game (and it is), but occasionally, a few games manage to catch the attention of the masses and get them to considering revisiting the past. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is one notable example, due to the fact that Halo 2 and Halo 3 are getting the remaster treatment.
So, how would you feel about, say, a re-release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? Because a recent development seems to be alluding to the possibility that Rockstar is primed to bring the beloved entry in the series to the Xbox 360; complete with achievements and new visuals.
A new batch of achievements for GTA: San Andreas just recently appeared on Xbox Achievements, revealing a complete set of 33 achievements for a total sum on 1000 Gamerscore points. They range from the usual ‘complete this level’ style of achievement, to spending a certain amount of money, or simply watching the entirety of the end credits. It even appears to be bringing back secret achievements, although they’re most likely just story related.
Here’s a small sampling of the list:
- Getting Started – Complete Big Smoke – 20G
- Hustle Some – Win a game of pool – 10G
- School’s Out – Fully Complete a vehicle school – 20G
- Serial Offender – Get arrested 50 times – 20G
- Horror of the Santa Maria – Drown – 10G
- Time to Kill – Watch credits to the end – 30G
Its been 10 years since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas released in 2004. And interestingly enough, we’re very close to the game’s official 10 year anniversary — October 26, 2014 — making this is extremely well timed. The game can no longer be bought as an Xbox Original on the Xbox 360, unfortunately, but it’s still available on the PlayStation Store as a PS2 classic for $3.99.
Rockstar has yet to say anything regarding the potential re-release, or even specify which platforms it may be coming to. With the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 out and about, it would be odd for Rockstar to skip even the former of the two systems, considering the fact that both Xbox consoles support achievements. Since the 10 year anniversary is on a Sunday, perhaps it’s best to expect to hear something solid over the weekend.
We’ll have to wait and see if GTA: San Andreas will be one of the re-releases that excites people, or if this small bit of info results in a boost of PS2 classic downloads.
Grand Theft Auto V, meanwhile, is still set to release on November 18, 2014 for the Xbox One and PS4; January 27, 2015 for PC.