Here’s Why Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ Arrival on Xbox Game Pass Won’t Quite be Perfect

Published 11/02/2021, 11:39 AM EDT


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to Xbox Game Pass very soon, but it is not what it looks like. There’s a catch. If you are planning to enjoy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on your PC for free just because you are an Xbox Game Pass member, then there is one bad news for you.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Microsoft has recently confirmed that players who have an Xbox Game Pass subscription will only have access to the console version of the game and not the PC version.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The PC version will be available via Rockstar Launcher. All those players who never got a real chance to play this amazing game back in 2004 are in luck.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: gameplay

The game takes you on a tour of a fictional land, San Andreas (mainly inspired by California). There are three major cities on the map to explore- Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas. And of course, these made-up fictional cities are also inspired by real-life US cities.

The game is filled with references, and as has always been the case, the writing is great, and the game has got a lot of satire to offer. Typical Grand Theft Auto, right?

WATCH THIS STORY: Video Game Franchises Returning to Consoles

Obviously, there will be some improvements and updates as we are talking about a game that was released way back in 2004. The Definitive Edition features enhanced graphics and audio quality. There are resolution upgrades, improved gameplay mechanics, and modern controls. But, the game still manages to retain the essence San Andreas is known and loved for.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Recently Rockstar revealed that it has teamed up with Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment to offer GTA Trilogy through their subscription services like Xbox Game Pass (for Xbox owners) and PlayStation Now (for PlayStation owners).

The Trilogy is a bundle pack with all the remastered versions of the classic three games – GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. And, this might come as bad news to some, but it looks like the bundle is the only way to purchase these games. At this point, players won’t be able to buy these enhanced remastered games individually.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Are you excited about Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy – The Definitive Edition? Also, have you played Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

DIVE DEEPER

‘Pay to Win Bro’ – Ex-Twitch Streamer TimTheTatman Berates the Platform For Adding a Controversial Feature

about 1 month ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Vitasta Singh

367 articles

Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT