Released in 1993 by Panasonic, Sanyo and Goldstar and conceived by EA Games founder Trip Hawkins, the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer system has the most cutting-edge technology at the time of its release.
The internals of the systems included a 32-bit RISC CPU, two custom video co-processors, 2 MB of DRAM, 1 MB of VRAM, and 2x CD Drive. This allowed the 3DO to play Audio CDs, CD+G, Photo CDs, and Video CDs with an add on MPEG Video Card along with the 3DO Games.
The 3DO supported up to 8 controllers which where daisy-chained from the first player controller.
3DO has major support from Electronic Arts, Studio 3DO and Crystal Dynamics which lead to the 3DO best and most widely received games such as: Alone in the Dark, Myst, Out of This World, and Star Control II. A port of Street Fighter II Turbo was also released for the 3DO, which exceeded the original with its CD quality sound.
Arguably the greatest and most popular 3DO exclusive was Return Fire, an advance tank/capture the flag game that was ported to the Playstation, Sega Saturn, and Microsoft Windows.