Grand Theft Auto III, the open world game that started it all is now being ported to iOS and Android platforms as part of GTA III’s ten year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since we set foot in Liberty City in 3D for the very first time. I remember like it was yesterday the first time I solicited sex from a prostitute, followed her down a dark alley, killed her and took my money back. No game had allowed me this sort of freedom. It was well, intoxicating.
Kicking back in Liberty City
Rockstar’s now offering this experience to handheld gamers by the 22nd of October 2011 and here’s what Rockstar’s head honcho and founder, Sam Hauser had to say on this occasion, “Grand Theft Auto III showed us the potential of open world games. It helped set the vision for the company, and we have been expanding on those possibilities with every game ever since.”
While I’m happy to see this game available on handheld platforms, it bugs me to see Rockstar so tight lipped on GTA V. It’s been nearly four years since GTA IV and still no word on their next outing. Getting anxious here people. Something? Anything?