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A screenshot from the upcoming non-VR remaster of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Credit: Rockstar Games/Take Two

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Photo: A screenshot from the upcoming non-VR remaster of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Credit: Rockstar Games/Take Two

The biggest news Mark Zuckerberg had for VR gamers last week had nothing to do with new hardware or with games created by Meta. Instead, it was the announcement of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the Quest 2.

As welcome as that news might be, the gloss on the announcement was somewhat tarnished by the news—first reported by UploadVR—that Australian development studio Video Games Deluxe is responsible for the updated version of developer Rockstar’s 2004 game. This is a studio with a spotty history, dealing with a project that even for the most technically adept studios would be challenging, given how hard it will be to make a VR version of the game that doesn’t compromise on the best elements of GTA’s gameplay.

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