Press release: 1997-02-06: Sega's Saturn Quake deal rocks the competition

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Language: English
Original source: Sega Europe (archived)


6th February, 1997: In the hottest software announcement yet this year, Sega Europe confirms that Quake - PC gaming's biggest property - will make its next-generation debut on the mighty Saturn.

"Quake's technically advanced visuals and gameplay are legendary," comments Andy Mee, Sega's European Marketing Director.

The Saturn release takes the title a stage further with a host of exclusive new features such as interactive light-sourcing and enhanced audio to deliver a more intense gaming experience.

Sega's agreement with GT Interactive for id Software's Quake heralds an aggressive software release programme for 1997. As well as Quake, the deal also includes the Saturn release of GT Interactive's Duke Nukem. Sega's strategy cements the Saturn's position as the platform with the most sought-after games.

"Sega is serious about gaming and this agreement is further evidence of our commitment to deliver the very best videogaming experience - first or exclusively on the Sega Saturn" adds Mee. "We'll do it with Quake, Formula Karts from Manic Media and other killer titles we have lined up to announce later this year."

Notes to editors:

Sega is a comprehensive high technology entertainment company based on intelligent creativity. Sega is the only company that offers interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home. Sega Europe is part of a $3.6 billion global company recognised as the industry leader in interactive entertainment media.

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