Back in 2004, Rockstar Games introduced Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to the gaming world, available on major gaming platforms of the time. Fast forward to 2023, Artur Sychov, CEO of Somnium Space, caused a stir by sharing a video showcasing the game running on a smartwatch. Although Rockstar Games never officially released the title for smartwatches, the video demonstrated flawless performance.
This unexpected feat was met with enthusiasm from fans who recognized it as a significant advancement in portable gaming. The one-minute video provided a glimpse into the early gameplay moments of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Now Playable on Smartwatches
The story behind this intriguing discovery began when Artur Sychov shared the video on October 9, 2023. However, the original video was originally posted in June 2021 by a YouTube channel named Full Android Smartwatch, revealing the game’s compatibility with smartwatches. The user utilized a LOKMAT APPLLP 4 PRO smartwatch and an 8Bitdo Zero 2 Mini Controller to enjoy GTA San Andreas, utilizing the Android version port of the beloved 2004 title.
Officially, Rockstar Games released the game on various platforms:
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X
- Apple Macintosh
- Apple iOS
It’s worth noting that Rockstar Games discontinued the game’s availability following the release of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition. The original title was hailed as one of the most ambitious gaming projects of its era, with some players struggling to run it on their PCs.
The sight of GTA San Andreas running smoothly on a compact device like a smartwatch left fans astounded. The game adapted seamlessly to the small screen, with all missions accessible via the controller.
A few years ago, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook (now Meta), revealed plans to make GTA San Andreas playable on their virtual reality headsets. While that project remains unreleased to the public, the smartwatch video has generated even more excitement.
Gaming enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the technological leaps that Rockstar Games will make with Grand Theft Auto 6. The surge in popularity of portable gaming has many players hoping for a portable version of the highly anticipated upcoming game.”