GTA 3 wGrand Theft going to be exclusive from Xbox, but Microsoft ruled out
GTA III O Grand Theft Auto 3 knocked on the original door to appear at the original Xbox, although from the Redmond company they rejected the idea at not trusting the jump of The 2D Rock star saga to 3D. This is admitted from Microsoft into a new episode of your documentary Power on, a series of programs that the company is publishing these days and in which Microsoft's key decisions are reviewed in the field of video games, for good And for evil. So much so, that they recently spoke unplugged from the error they committed to close Lion head Studios; But let's go back to this new episode dedicated to the franchise of Rockstar Games.
GTA 3 finished selling millions on PS2
And is that before the launch of GTA 3, Rock star wGrand Theft interested in Microsoft and his new Xbox to launch his revolutionary new video game, now in 3D. They thought that wGrand Theftplicated to carry out. They did not understand the interface, they thought that it wGrand Theft bGrand Thefted on a game that had not been so successful. To my surprise wGrand Theft rejected, admits Kevin Bacchus, head of Xbox relations at that time.
And is that the team in charge of managing the new releGrand Theftes in Microsoft did not give the approval to GTA 3: We do not believe that the game can complete the transition from 2D. After the refusal of Microsoft, GTA 3 became a temporary exclusive in consoles for PS2 of Sony, achieving million-dollar sales figures at the end of 2001.
He finished selling 14.5 million units. It wGrand Theft the best-selling game of 2002 if it had not been surpGrand Theftsed by his sequel, explains Kevin Bacchus. Recall that GTA 3 would arrive the next year to PC, finally giving the jump in 2003 to Xbox (January 2004 in Europe), all after razing sales in the two systems in which it appeared first, especially in The Sony console.
The rest is history; GTA Vice City I wGrand Theft already in stores at that time, arriving practically a year later the culmination of the saga with GTA San AndreGrand Theft, reaping colossal sales in all its versions.