Grand Theft Auto (cancelled Sega Saturn port of action-adventure game; 1997)


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Grand Theft Auto Sega Saturn
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"""Grand Theft Auto Sega Saturn""" was a planned port of the first "Grand Theft Auto" game to the Sega Saturn. Due to the series gaining popularity, the series publisher RockStar Games wanted to port the game to all of the various consoles that were on the market at the time. Despite Grand Theft Auto having been planned to have a Sega Saturn port with an announcement in Sega Power magazine, the sales for the Sega Saturn were poor. This caused RockStar Games to cancel the port of Grand Theft Auto to the Sega Saturn.

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Anonymous user #1

12 days ago
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Hm... would GTA really belong on a Sega Saturn?
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Ryanskii

12 days ago
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http://segar...f&page=8

Found an image of this game on another Sega Website
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Anonymous user #1

12 days ago
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Mhm...
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Seychermanium

12 days ago
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The Saturn was incredibly powerful, but almost no one exploited the console that much. Shenmue was originally planned for the Saturn and it looks impressive, Virtua Fighter 3 was also planned for the Saturn (but we don't have footage, I think?). Saturn had lots of potential but sadly it never had the opportunity to really shine.

GTA on the Saturn would have been godlike.
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Game4brains

6 days ago
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The reason no one exploited the Saturn that much, aside from bad PR decisions from Sega of America's end, is because the Saturn itself was very badly designed. It was intended to be a powerful 2D-oriented console from the outset, but when Sega of Japan learned that the market was shifting towards 3D games, they simply slapped on a second CPU without adding any cross-talk between it and the first processor. Additionally, the Saturn's 3D graphics used quadrilaterals instead of the standard triangles, which presented issues when porting games from the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. As a result of all this, programming for the system was considered a nightmare by developers; Sega themselves estimated that only 20-30% of all developers could competently create games for the Saturn.
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