Post by xcriteria4lyfe on Jul 30, 2016 20:34:01 GMT
All right, bear with me, this might be the biggest bullshit you'll ever hear, but given the Owen Hart thread, this might exist.
So, in the early 2000s, I was a fan of the first Grand Theft Auto games growing up. These were released on XBOX, PC, and PS2. But strangely, not GameCube. Why?
From what it was known, a previous R* game, Smuggler's Run, did poorly on the GameCube. Not to mention the GameCube was lagging behind the XBOX and PS2. However, I'm going to tell a story that you'll probably say is BS. Even I don't believe it, but here I go.
So, around 2002-04, my brother had a friend who may or may not have been connected to Rockstar Games. But here's what I remember: *This friend had a beta copy of Vice City on the GC, and a Monopoly game as well. *From what I recall, this was a pretty clear beta; I remember there were debugging tools and even devkits. *It was running on GameCube. Not our GameCube, but said friend's.
I've got no idea if I just misremembered some hacked Vice City game on PS2, but I remember this very well. Vice City was planned to be on GameCube but got canned due to GameCube's poor sales. IIRC this must've been in 2004. It's not known how much porting was completed.
It's possible - *This friend had a connection to R* Games *This friend was a paid beta tester *This was just the Mandela Effect in full force
There were no GTA games for the GameCube; GameCube ports for Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City were planned, but were cancelled for unknown reasons. The likely reason would be due to the games' violence, or maybe due to disc space, though this is moot as similarly-violent games have been released for the platform as well as on subsequent Nintendo consoles, and disc space is less of an issue - the PC version of GTA III takes up less than a gigabyte of space.
Also Bratz: Rock Angelz, a game based on GTA III's RenderWare engine, was available on the GameCube. Meaning that the engine was ported over to the gamecube successfully
Post by xcriteria4lyfe on Jul 31, 2016 17:40:34 GMT
Sorry, but I'm no longer in contact with this friend (I was a kid so I didn't know him well), not to mention I've moved pretty far from where I used to live. Even if so, I think the disc is probably long and lost in some basement, and no one can find it.
I wonder if we could ask if someone's familiar about this on GTAForums, or even contacting R* themselves how far they got on this port.