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System Shock On Sega Genesis Could Have Been A Thing. Maybe.

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System Shock, one of the most innovative and beloved PC games of all time, could have also made an appearance on the...Sega Genesis. Though it was a bit of a long shot.

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Writer Joe Martin has shared this old pitch document from System Shock, in which publisher Origin discuss the potential merits of bringing Looking Glass' game over to Sega's console.

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It all starts off so optimistically! Then you get towards the end and it becomes pretty clear why this was never a thing.

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ch3burashka
ch3burashka

Considering how popular it is to throw out numbers in the millions and how pissed people got when Skullgirls asked for money, the thing that gets me most is the 200K budget.

I wonder how the budget has changed in regards to the programming:assets ratio. I have no basis for my assumptions, but I would think assets have exponentially ballooned in cost and manpower.