GTA 5 Could Unofficially Be Ported to Android, Nintendo Switch and Linux, Leak Shows


Grand Theft Auto 5 has enjoyed a long-running life on multiple platforms since its release in 2013. Driven by the popularity of GTA Online, GTA 5 continues to attract players on PlayStation and Xbox consoles and PC. However, ahead of the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6 next year, GTA 5 may become available to more players on mobile and Nintendo Switch platforms, but not officially. Third-party developers are reportedly working on Android, Linux, and Nintendo Switch ports of the game.

GTA Focal (@GTAFocal), a Grand Theft Auto news portal, claimed in an X post last week that a group of modders were trying to port GTA 5 to Nintendo Switch, Linux, and Android. The new development reportedly comes as a result of the leak of the GTA 5 source code in December last year.

“Due to source code leaks from December, a group of modders are trying to port GTA 5 to Nintendo Switch, Linux, and Android,” the post says. The video and screenshots accompanying the post showed GTA 5 loading screens with error messages on Nintendo Switch and Android. The leak suggests that the port is not yet fully functional on the platform.

Efforts to bring GTA 5 to Android and Nintendo Switch have been driven by modders and third-party developers. Rockstar Games has not announced any ports for GTA 5 on these platforms. The developer released an “expanded and enhanced” version of GTA 5 on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X in 2022, which includes visuals and performance improvements on current-gen consoles.

In December 2023, Rockstar Games suffered a hack that leaked the entire source code for GTA 5. The leak also included GTA 6 code and files for a rumored sequel to the company's 2006 game, Bully.

As of February 2024, GTA 5 has sold over 195 million copies worldwide. Initially launched on PS3 and Xbox 360, the game is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC. The trailer of its highly anticipated sequel, GTA 6, was revealed in December last year and is confirmed to release on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X in 2025.

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