Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Coming to Oculus Quest 2

At Facebook Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to the Oculus Quest 2, most likely in 2022. The famous 2004 title, originally a PS2 and Xbox title later ported to Android, will get a new life in virtual reality.


Oculus has started a trend of integrating classic video games into its VR headset. Earlier this month, they ported Resident Evil 4 to Quest 2, converting its third-person gameplay to first-person. You may step into CJ’s shoes, and Rockstar or a third-party developer will convert its third-person gameplay to first-person.

The game won’t arrive in 2021. Mark Zuckerberg announced the game at Facebook Connect 2021 and said we would learn more about it at the Oculus Gaming Showcase 2022. This year’s event took place in April, so we can expect to learn more about the game in spring 2022.

Rockstar is currently developing a GTA Remastered trilogy that includes GTA: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto III, and Vice City.

However, we expect that GTA: San Andreas VR for the Oculus Quest 2 will not have remastered graphics. Zuckerberg specifically stated that the “classic” would come to the headset and that the Quest 2 does not have the most powerful processor. For example, Resident Evil 4 VR has lower resolution graphics than recent HD re-releases.

GTA: San Andreas VR could have completely different gameplay in the first person. You’ll likely be able to aim weapons using Oculus Touch controllers or drive cars using virtual steering wheels. This could make the game an entirely new experience.

It will also be one of the few open-world games to fit the Oculus Quest 2, typically offering more focused experiences. With three cities to explore and tons of quests and activities, you’ll get dozens of hours of gameplay. We’re very excited to see how the game performs in VR, but this will be an instant contender for one of the best Oculus Quest 2 games.

Read a retrospective of the original Grand Theft Auto San Andreas here.

And for those of you who wondered why Grand Theft Auto V didn’t make it to Oculus 2 Quest 2, here’s the scene:

Source: Polygon

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