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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?" (Cryengine 3, Crytek, PC, PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360)

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

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iamnsuperman  +   1278d 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
DrVosknocker  +   1278d 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.
DigitalAnalog  +   1278d 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.
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lsujester  +   1278d ago
Because no developer ever told a little fib about their development of a game. :rolls eyes:
shoddy  +   1278d ago
Crytek only like shoota.
DrVosknocker  +   1277d 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...
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1277d 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.
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Kin23g  +   1277d ago
Well, Naughty Dog would make better use of it anyway.
humbleopinion  +   1277d 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?
HammadTheBeast  +   1278d ago
I stopped reading at "Profidable".
DarthJay  +   1277d ago
I only clicked for the pictures.
-Superman-  +   1278d 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.
ProjectDeputy  +   1278d ago
and who said the last of us has zombies ?
Do your research buddy
Knight_Crawler  +   1278d ago
Please provide link where ND confirms zombies in the last of us?

If you can then GTFO.
Irishguy95  +   1278d 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.
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ATi_Elite  +   1278d 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.
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LiViNgLeGaCY  +   1277d ago
Yeah I definitely agree with you about the Alan Wake vibe. That's what it kind of reminds me of too.
onyoursistersback  +   1277d 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.
palaeomerus  +   1277d ago
The Crysis 2 story was better than Killzone 2 and 3's.
Kurylo3d  +   1277d 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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JellyJelly  +   1278d ago
Looks more similar to Alan Wake imo.
-GametimeUK-  +   1278d ago
Yes, it has an Alan Wake vibe to it. I can still see the connection to TLOU, though.
bubblebeam  +   1278d 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).
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kingdavid  +   1278d ago
Wouldve been probably a generic superhero FPS.
floetry101  +   1278d 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.
TruthSeeker  +   1278d ago
EA not wanting to take a risk was probably exactly what happened.
aviator189  +   1278d ago
that art looks beautiful. I wish it wasn't canned.
THC CELL  +   1278d ago
They was scared nd , don't care about gfx people best take note of nd new ai because nd like to.share with other ps developers
aviator189  +   1278d ago
jimbobwahey  +   1278d ago
I can't make sense of his comment either. Total gibberish.
BusterFang  +   1278d ago
I'm guessing his comment is trying to say:

"They was scared nd" - They're scared of Naughty Dog outperforming them (if the game was similar to TLOU).

"don't care about gfx people" - We shouldn't care about graphics because we know that's what Crytek is pretty good at doing well more so than most devs.

"best take note of nd new ai because nd like to.share with other ps developers" - We should acknowledge the new tech (the whole, realistic fighting/unscripted fighting or whatever it was called) they're using behind their game because it might be big and they'll share it with other PS devs.

I'm only guessing at what he could mean, despite his broken comment, that's as close as I could get for it to make any sense in the slightest.
attilayavuzer  +   1277d ago
Too much THC apparently...
Knight_Crawler  +   1278d ago
Someone one been drinking the Sony Kool Aid for too long.
HammadTheBeast  +   1277d ago
they were all out of Grape kool aid.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1278d ago
Damn to bad.. :( I like dark woods!

It would definitely look better than the last of us visually.
On pc anyway.

CE3 is a beast.
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StayStatic  +   1278d ago
"It would definitely look better than the last of us visually.
On pc anyway."

Why would anyone disagree ? its true
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ZoyosJD  +   1278d ago
You see at this point its not about pure number crunching power, its about the effort taken to create a quality experience, encompassing not only graphics, but emotion, setting, and tone with what is avalible to you.

What would be the point in a perfectly photorealistic world if you're shooting the same mindless bot that you'd normally be shooting on todays tech?

Just having higher numbers does not make a game better.

If the power we have isn't used in a manner that actually improves the experience, why use it when you could save electricity.
Hicken  +   1277d ago
Why disagree?

Maybe, just maybe, it's because it's a stupid comparison? I mean, which looked better: Crysis 2, or Crysis 2 on PC?

Why bring up PC at all? And if you ARE gonna bring it up, why not say The Last of Us could look even better if IT were on PC?
StayStatic  +   1277d ago
"Maybe, just maybe, it's because it's a stupid comparison? I mean, which looked better: Crysis 2, or Crysis 2 on PC?"

How is it stupid if there is a big difference , that's the most ignorant thing I have ever heard , "oh look there's a big difference lets ignore it and pretend it doesn't exist" , but keep on deflecting with jealously , have fun with that.

"Why bring up PC at all? And if you ARE gonna bring it up, why not say The Last of Us could look even better if IT were on PC?"

Because Crytek is a well known PC developer and guess who is mentioned in the article .... that's right Crytek.
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kent80082007  +   1278d ago
more junk article
ninjagoat  +   1278d ago
Just another generic crytec demo :/ with a forest..... Stick a wee girl with a fella everyone yells Last of us. Can't compare either alan wake are Last of us to this plane and simple fact is this is a fps. They to games you are trying to compare are Tps.....
deletingthis34675334  +   1278d ago
I hope nobody got paid to write this.
Kryis  +   1278d ago
The game looked neat, but I'm still wondering what happened to 'Kingdoms,' that been canceled?
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chukamachine  +   1277d ago
Crysis need a new i.p/

Would love to see just an sp game from them.
Bounkass  +   1277d ago
But why though?
representj  +   1277d ago
crytek can't hang with naughty dog lol
Suck it up you haters.............
taquito  +   1277d ago

Crytek makes naughty dog games look like ps1 games son!

-on pc that is, of course

graphics are far, far better looking in the crytek game, of course its running maxed on a pc, this looks freaking incredible

then again, crysis 2 maxed on pc looks out of this world good. uncharted 3 compared to crysis 2, thats like god of war 3 compared to god of war 1
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IRetrouk  +   1277d ago
If you wanna compare games compare crysis 2 console version to anything naughty dog has done on the ps3. And to be fair we are talking about a game that's dead being similar in tone to something else, has nothing to do with graphics though.
BringingTheThunder  +   1277d ago
i expect more last of us style games after it launches and it successful
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representj  +   1277d ago

it is true that crytek tech is step above naughty dog tech but it doesn't make naughty dog games look like a ps1 games, naughty dog tech is stil darn impressive compared to most engines out there

In order to get that type of quality on PC, you have to have a high end video card to get that type of quality, especially with the latest video that crytek showed out. AND BTW CRYSIS ON CONSOLE LOOKS LIKE SHIT COMPARED TO UNCHARTED, NOT EVEN CLOSE LOL

Other than that, in terms of gameplay and STORY TELLING, Naughty dog makes crytek look silly


smashcrashbash  +   1277d ago
Of course just another opportunity to troll and look down on ND. Any opening and they just flood in don't they.
WitWolfy  +   1277d ago
LOL if these guy want to see a similar game try comparing Prototype with Infamous.. Rip off?? maybe... Enjoyable? HELLA YES!

The point im trying to make is, no matter how similar a game is to another game.. If it means endless hours of fun who are we to complain?

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