Throughout these years, GTA has become a license not only of great success, but of constant proposals that keep it at the top. Something that GTA V shows us constantly, works that no matter how long it takes he is still able to lead the sell positions. And if it is true that many now hope the first of a sixth opus, today we are going to review the beginnings, that moment when the license was just an idea to develop.
While it seems like Grand Theft Auto is a success, the reality is that for Rockstar it was an idea to come after a first concept which, although it had some similarities to the final product, its proposal was going to come a lot more. early. In reality, the idea was that it would be released on PS1, Sega Saturn, DOS and Nintendo 64
If the proposal had been adapted, the idea of GTA could have completely changed
A game which, despite its proposal, needed something more
The proposal of Race’n’Chase led us to present ourselves in an open world in which the player could choose two paths: be a criminal or choose to be the cop. With a bird’s eye view, players would have had the option of participating in a variety of game modes, ranging from speeding through town to police chases.
Despite three defined game modes, the testers tested the work, they indicated that it was a project to improveIn fact, he had plenty of room for it despite his ambition. Its mechanics were repetitive, and the studio itself felt the game was too similar to Syndicate Wars, so the product didn’t come to fruition as it should.
Due to a glitch in the game, the original idea for GTA was born
But while this isn’t a project that fits too tightly, there was an issue that caused those plans to change. And is Race’n’Chase contained a bug that caused the police to crash the car
With a bad reception, little by little Race’n’Chase has become a Grand Theft Auto. Of course, in the change many concepts such as cars and boats were lost to be able to opt for the open world, thus expanding the options for action. And yes, while in Race’n’Chase there were such characters as children, dogs and even a lollipop lady, those options were eliminated from the final concept to bring one of the licenses that today to life. ‘hui, meet the greatest success.