When Sony updated its PlayStation Store yesterday, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was placed under the PlayStation 2 Classics category. Tagged at $15, thet game $5 more expensive than any other PS2 Classic on PlayStation Network.
With many gamers being upset about it, Rockstar decided to respond regarding the issue through PlayStation Blog.
Hey guys, we hear the feedback on the pricing and would like to point out that the price point on PlayStation Store is consistent with digital versions of San Andreas everywhere. We hope those of you who pick it up enjoy heading back to Grove Street.
GTA San Andreas on PlayStation 3
With GTA San Andreas now listed as PS2 Classic, owners of PS3 can now revisit the cities of Los Angeles, San Fierro and Las Venturas, as well as the surrounding countryside and mountains just like how they appear on PS2 in 2004.
Rockstar also posted a video on PlayStation Blog called The Introduction to help players prepare for what the game has in store for them. As posted on the blog:
This 20-minute prologue video highlights the action in the days before the story in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas begins. The introduction is told from various characters’ viewpoints, which are intertwined together to reveal the network of organized crime forces operating throughout the state of San Andreas. Tension builds as threats are carried out, stakes are raised and communication breaks down. In Los Santos, a drive-by shooting in Grove Street Family’s territory ignites a series of events to be furthered explored in the game.
GTA San Andreas on Other Platforms
Taking a look at the game on Xbox 360, GTA San Andreas costs 1200 MSP that tantamount to $15. Its Steam version also costs $14.99. This only means that Rockstar was being honest when they said that it lines up with other digital versions of the game.
However, it should be noted that GTA San Andreas—which was first released in 2004—was also rolled out in 2008 for PC and as an Xbox 360 download. Both versions cost $10. But until the game goes on sale, players will need to shell out $15 from their wallet and give up 4.2 GB of the PS3 hard drive.
It would be cool if the game developer will be giving GTA San Andreas an HD remake or add trophies and other features. However, it seems that it is less likely to happen as of the moment.