On October 28th, 2021, it was announced that GTA San Andreas VR was in development for Meta Quest 2. This would allow classic GTA fans to experience the game in a way they never have before: virtual reality.
One year later, and here we are. There has been no further news or updates regarding GTA San Andreas VR, and fans have been left in the dark. All we have so far in official news is the announcement video released last year, which you can watch below:
In this article, we will go through everything we know about GTA San Andreas VR.
What Is Taking So Long?
In the announcement video, we learned that GTA San Andreas VR has been in the works for many years. This is unusual for standard VR ports, which typically take around 8 to 12 months to create. In this case, however, it’s a little different.
GTA San Andreas is an old game. You can imagine how difficult it might be to work with such old game files. Not only that, but the team working on GTA San Andreas VR is the same team that created L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for Rockstar Games back in 2017. This team, known as Video Games Deluxe, is a very small team with only 11 current employees.
Now, picture a team with only 11 employees working with old game files to create a VR port for a game with 100 missions and endless side content. GTA San Andreas VR is clearly a very large-scale project, and it’s possible we won’t hear anything new for another year.
GTA San Andreas VR Expectations
Seeing that Video Games Deluxe are the team behind GTA San Andreas VR, we can use their L.A. Noire VR port as a reference for what we should expect. If you’ve ever played L.A. Noire in VR, you can likely expect similar mechanics with some minor tweaks to meet up with today’s VR standards.
In terms of graphic style, we are unsure of what to expect. Some believe it could be the new graphics from GTA San Andreas: The Definitive Edition, while others think it will be the classic graphics with some slight modifications.
GTA San Andreas VR Pricing
While we are unsure about the official price of GTA San Andreas VR, we can use the information we have so far to come up with a possible estimate.
Currently, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files costs $29.99 on Steam. For GTA San Andreas VR, we expect a price between $29.99 and $39.99. Again, this is not yet confirmed.
Will GTA San Andreas VR Be Available On Other Headsets?
GTA San Andreas VR is only in development for Meta Quest 2.
Other headsets including the HTC Vive, PSVR, and Valve Index are unlikely to support the game, though this doesn’t mean they won’t eventually later down the line.
Overall, there is not much information so far about GTA San Andreas VR. Hopefully, we’ll learn something new in 2023, but in the meantime, this is all we know.
What are your expectations for GTA San Andreas VR? Will you be playing it? Leave your comments below!