Remember when GTA III first released for the PS2? Rushing to any store that still had either the system or game (or both) still in stock. Well after that GTA has become one of the greatest series in video game history.
But you didn’t know Sony got in on GTA for cheap, this is according to Ex-SCEE boss David Reeves.
A deal was sorted at a private showcase between Reeves, SCEE founder Chris Deering and third-party publishers in LA.
“The last meeting of the day was with Kelly Sumner [ex-Take Two boss],” said Deering.
“We picked up something called State of Emergency, which I don’t think would have been on Xbox anyway. Then I said, ‘What else have you got?’
“And they said, ‘Well, we’ve got this Grand Theft Auto game… I suppose we could do a deal on that.’
“Our technical people had said GTA III was not bad. It was innovative, but not a monster. I had just heard it was good. So I said, ‘OK.”
Reeves say the deal wasn’t done in a formal matter, but over drinks instead.
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