Crytek cancelled a game that looked similar to Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us

DSOGaming writes: "Crytek’s nanosuit FPS appeared on the PC in 2007. Although it was a graphical masterpiece and was criticized by some PC gamers for its system requirements, it was profidable and made the company realize that it had something good on its hands. But did you know that Crytek was also developing – back in 2008 – a game that looked similar Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us?"


Obvious typo that wasn't fixed since I was away. It's profitable, not profidable

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iamnsuperman1868d ago

What??? The cancelled game's concept art looks nothing like The Last Of Us. I get a completely different tone. The only similarities is there is a girl and a guy in the title pic. I get more of a similarity with the Crysis 2 environment concept art than the cancelled game

DrVosknocker1868d ago

I don't think they meant the art looked like The Last of Us, if you read the article they mean the idea behind the game is similar and that someone from the team joined Naughty Dog after it was cancelled, so that they may have shared the concept that turned into The Last of Us.

DigitalAnalog1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

I'm afraid that is not the case. If you have read the recent ND interviews, the project immediately started after Uncharted 2. The U2 directors wanted to redefine "storytelling" in videogames - a misinterpreted statement that caused sent the gaming media into a wildfire. The ex-crytek staff must of heard of such a project, and considering the circumstances, may be the very reason why he joined ND in the first place.

lsujester1868d ago

Because no developer ever told a little fib about their development of a game. :rolls eyes:

shoddy1868d ago

Crytek only like shoota.

DrVosknocker1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

how can you dumbasses disagree with me since i just summarized the article, I didn't say it was a fact that the guy brought the idea to them and I don't even care, I was just clarifying the title wasn't talking about the graphics/setting. Aparently fanboys can't read. Note the may have and I never said I think this...

MaxXAttaxX1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

The Last of Us takes place in a city with infected(zombies) and survivors.

Crytek's game takes place in a forest. Just humans.
Concept art from both games look nothing alike either.

The only real similarity is the man and the girl.

Kin23g1868d ago

Well, Naughty Dog would make better use of it anyway.

humbleopinion1867d ago

An original story about man and a girl in a city with infected.... wait isn't this the general plot of some Resident Evils?

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HammadTheBeast1868d ago

I stopped reading at "Profidable".

DarthJay1868d ago

I only clicked for the pictures.

-Superman-1868d ago

Last of Us - Takes place mainly in big city. Man and girl. Infected and some survivers.

This game - Takes place in forest. Man and girl. No zombies, just humans.

So what Man and girl?
And also, who cares if its rip off or not. Im not play or buy video games and look if its rip off or not. I buy and play games beucase they are fun.

ProjectDeputy1868d ago

and who said the last of us has zombies ?
Do your research buddy

Knight_Crawler1868d ago

Please provide link where ND confirms zombies in the last of us?

If you can then GTFO.

Irishguy951868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

If TLoU 'infected' are the walking dead then yes they are zombies. If Naughty Dog manage to stick to the idea of the cordyceps then they SHOULD be dead(yet are still walking). Not just crazy fungus heads

But alas, only an idiot will attempt to make fun of someone who calls TloU infected Zombies. Semantics at best. The serve the same purpose. Horde ~ Bite/end.

ATi_Elite1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

"There's a guy and a girl outside being chased"

Looks like 50% of the games ever made!

Actually I get more of a Half Life 2 / Alan Wake vibe.

But like I said a guy and a girl outside being chased is a scene in so many games and Movies that picking out just one is kinda weird. I'm sure everyone else reading this has a different game they could name that looks similar.

LiViNgLeGaCY1868d ago

Yeah I definitely agree with you about the Alan Wake vibe. That's what it kind of reminds me of too.

LackTrue4K1868d ago

Crytek....they are only good at graphics, (just keep making FPS Crytek) and nothing more. Knowing how bad a story they had in Crysis 2, this game will be base on the guy, the small girl and a dog that is voiced by Gilbert Gottfried.

palaeomerus1867d ago

The Crysis 2 story was better than Killzone 2 and 3's.

Kurylo3d1867d ago (Edited 1867d ago )

crysis 1 story was better then crysis 2 story. Crysis 2 was just a slap in the face to anyone who played the original crysis. It cut down on scale, made weaker gameplay, story was cheesy... and just was very dumb all around.

It turned crysis into call of duty and they hoped they would profit off that crap. GARBAGE multiplayer in crysis 2. Least crysis 1 was fun multiplayer.

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JellyJelly1868d ago

Looks more similar to Alan Wake imo.

-GametimeUK-1868d ago

Yes, it has an Alan Wake vibe to it. I can still see the connection to TLOU, though.

bubblebeam1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

I was thinking Resistance from the pic straight away. Last of us looks more like destroyed beauty, whereas this looks more gritty.

EDIT: yeh, the other pics gave me an alan wake vibe. speaking of which, i just fully completed it 2 days ago (the writer dlc was the last I needed).

kingdavid1868d ago

Wouldve been probably a generic superhero FPS.

floetry1011868d ago

Aside from the last two pictures, this reminds me of the book/film The Road, more so than The Last of Us. Both draw parallels to The Road, but this looks to take place in a barren forested area similar to the book.

Hard to know why it might have been buried by Crytek (maybe EA thought a Crysis 2 sequel should take precedence over a risky IP proposition), but it's interesting to note that Kuciara joined Naughty Dog. Could have definitely come to an agreement with ND whereby they release something closer to home, set in the city, but with the same initial concept.

TruthSeeker1868d ago

EA not wanting to take a risk was probably exactly what happened.

aviator1891868d ago

that art looks beautiful. I wish it wasn't canned.

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