Rockstar Games is soon bringing back three of its classic Grand Theft Auto games with a new coat of paint for modern platforms, but another port is in the making. Facebook today announced the original Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the Oculus Quest 2, the first official virtual reality version of the series.
No release window information, footage of the game, or even a screenshot was shared today unfortunately, but as the announcement describes this version as "many years in the making," it may be close to a full reveal. "This new version of what I think is one of the greatest games ever made will offer players an entirely new way to experience this iconic open world in virtual reality," added Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
This seems to be an Oculus Quest 2 exclusive project, meaning PC VR and PlayStation VR owners won't be able to experience the game from their devices. A situation similar to the recently released Resident Evil 4 VR experience.
Keep in mind this won't have the graphics upgrades included in the upcoming Definitive Edition of GTA: San Andreas, but will be the classic version. The standalone headset shouldn't have any issues playing the 2004-released title on its hardware in the high frame rates needed for VR. We will have to wait and see how the controls work for the shooting, driving, and other elements of the game.