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10 "Next Big Thing" Video Games That Completely Flopped

In the go-big-or-go-home world of video game development, every new release is trying to be the next Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. Competing against each other to make the fattest stacks possible, publishers and developers aren't just content with making great games and achieving some success, they have to have it all.

Obviously not every game can be as big as the industry's most popular franchises, and for every new title that scratches the surface of stardom, another hundred fall by the wayside. There are horror stories of beloved franchises like Dead Space not being able to meet the ridiculous expectations of publishers trying to appeal to the largest possible audience, and the pressure devs are under has resulted in a lot of ambitious titles crashing and burning.

Still, some releases crash harder than others, especially if they've been on the road to success only to have it snatched away from them at the last moment. With dazzling trailers and pre-release previews that left everyone's jaws on the floor, these hugely anticipated games were touted as being the next big thing, only to fumble the landing completely.

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winter_hill67d ago

Sign up and pay to view them all on one page? F*** that! CLICKBAIT GARBAGE site.

andrewsquall67d ago

The picture above of Milo was definitely a nice hilarious memory though.

Krysis66d ago

Project Milo must have been fuc**d. Then again it was Peter Molenuyx

TheColbertinator67d ago

Heh Milo. One of my old coworkers swore up and down for that drivel. Told me it would be a gaming revolution.

Blah blah blah

DarthSocio67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

The best accessory that ever came to video gaming is vibration in controller pads

Segata67d ago

Disagree. Not used rumble since 2002.

Z50167d ago

Agreed. IF (for example) Detroit Become Human had no rumble no one would notice because they've never played it before.
- This goes for any new game someone has never played before.

XMessiah23x66d ago (Edited 66d ago )

Not having Rumble was one of the reasons I switched over to 360 when the PS3 launched without it.

Pantz66d ago

Thankfully we have Summer Lesson now instead of Milo