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Obbe Vermeij - Former R* North Technical Director shares company secrets (R* devs weren't happy)


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Obbe Vermeij (Former technical director at Rockstar from 1995-2009) had his blog taken down after complaints from R* devs after he shared some company secrets/development facts spanning from GTA 1, to GTA SA and the decision to go with 3 cities, all the way to Agent and it's eventual cancelation and 'ruining rockstar's mystique'

 

https://www.pcgamer.com/a-former-gta-dev-made-an-ill-fated-blog-about-his-experiences-and-boy-did-rockstar-not-like-that-maybe-ill-try-again-in-a-decade-or-two/

 

 

 

 

Edit: additional tidbits of info including archived blog posts below:

https://kotaku.com/gta-6-vice-city-rockstar-developer-blog-secrets-1851044987

 

WEB ARCHIVE OF BLOG POSTS:

https://web.archive.org/web/20231122204437/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/development-of-vice-city-2002.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231122210731/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/the-trouble-with-cheats.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231122210836/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/the-development-of-gta-gta-2-1994-1999.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231122112428/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/development-of-san-andreas-2003-2004.html

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20231121062024/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/the-development-of-manhunt-1999-2003.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120164235/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/1999-beginnings-of-gta3.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120164231/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/bugs-bugs-bugs.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120164237/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/development-of-gta3-1999-2001.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120164356/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/distractions-agent-z.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120213458/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/streaming.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120213458/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/how-does-weather-work.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120213607/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/why-so-many-cars-of-same-type.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120213607/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/network-game-in-gta3.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20231120213502/https://insiderockstarnorth.blogspot.com/2023/11/why-does-moon-change-size-when-you.html

Edited by Hotband
added all blog links I could find, got them all I think
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Already a thread ever since it was first posted, you can repost the archive links if you want, thanks.

 

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