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SEGA GT, released as "SEGA GT Homologation Special" (SEGAGT ホモロゲーションスペシャル) in Japan, February 17 2000, is a semi-simulation oriented racing game for the Dreamcast. This game was secretly designed by SEGA to become the Dreamcast system's very own Gran Turismo and compete with the announced but-not-yet-released "Gran Turismo 2000" (for the PlayStation 2). As a result, Sony delayed "Gran Turismo 2000" to 2001 and renamed it "Gran Turismo 3 A-spec". Heavily influenced by the successful Gran Turismo series, SEGA actually added some exclusive features and fresh ideas to this game, but despite the game's obvious qualities it was not really successful in Japan, nor America; even the upgraded European version, which had additional cars from Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Renault, Peugeot, Opel, Mercedes-Benz and more cars from Audi was a semi-failure.[citation needed] After SEGA stopped producing games for the Dreamcast, the company released SEGA GT for Windows 9x; SEGA PC licensed the original game to Empire Interactive in Europe and Activision in USA for a 2001 release. This game would lead to SEGA GT 2002 a year later.

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