Submitted by gaminoz 2306d ago | article

Lost And Found: Games Gone MIA-Located at E3?


"Prior to E3'09 I listed 22 games gone Missing In Action (MIA) that I hoped to see at E3. Well in this update you will see which ones re-appeared, which ones remain lost, and which ones are stuck in production waiting for a publisher to help out." (2 Days to Vegas, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Alan Wake, Crusaders: Invasion of Constantinople, Culture, Darkest Of Days, Dead Island, Doom 4, Edge of Twilight, Faith and a .45, Halo: Chronicles, Highlander, Hydrophobia, PC, Perfect Dark Zero 2, PS3, Rainy Woods, Salvation, Section 8, Star Wars: Battlefront III, The Crossing, The Outsider, Theseis, To End All Wars, Venetica, Xbox 360)

Forrest Gump  +   2306d ago
YES,more Perfect Dark XD!
Superfragilistic  +   2306d ago
If only...

Rare are working on Natal along with two other projects. Hopefully Molyneux will bring the shy guys at Rare out into the sunlight to spill the beans.

I'd definitely be interested in a new Viva Pinata or Perfect Dark with Natal controls.
Godem  +   2306d ago
I just want a new Conker from Rare!
Superfragilistic  +   2306d ago
Don't we all! :D Bubbles.
darkmurder  +   2306d ago
I was downloading SSF2 Turbo HD and when I looked at my hard drive as it was downloading it came up as Perfect Dark, very odd lol.
Immortal Kaim  +   2306d ago
God, I would love a new Conker...Come on RARE, what are you hiding?
allegionary  +   2306d ago
I'd love a PD0 2! Even though it was only first gen, the multi was fantastic!
Freak of Nature  +   2305d ago
Rares KI3 with natal would probably be very popular....

My choice would be an all new pushing the limits proper Banjo threeie and or a new full blown new gen Conker.Done with all the attention Rare and Microsoft can give them...Go all out,bring some new mechanic,raise the bar.....If not Banjo or Conker,give me Kameo 2 and or a new gen cart racer.....A new act/adv/platformer IP would be OK in my book too.....I just hope they can return to their former glory....They need to push for it,and not settle for just good enough...

Edge Of Twilight...I saw it at E3,looked at some nice target renders,saw some pre-viz art from sections in the game,and came away pretty impressed,a sleeper hit in the making? I do doubt it's Fall 09' release however,but hope I am wrong,and it does come,has potential....

Halo Chronicles... I have two former art/work partners that worked on it as late as August 08'.they did concept art,design.....My best quess is it will be all about natal and 3D....blink,blink....
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Forrest Gump  +   2306d ago
Oh,it's actually NOT found :(
gaminoz  +   2306d ago
Not yet. Rare are hard at work at SOMETHING...question is what? Perfect Dark Zero 2 for Natal? That would be cool...
XboxOZ360  +   2306d ago
Well I'd certainly like to play for Ms Dark, that's for sure.

I thought we would have heard about some of the ones still MIA though, plus there were a few quite horses that slipped through no one was even expecting . ..
Immortal Kaim  +   2306d ago
Wow epic list of games...So many still MIA though.
XboxOZ360  +   2306d ago
While they are MIA, there's still work being done on them, it's just that the dev are a bit quite on them, while some have simply been moved aside for faster moving items that bring in the $$'s so the other newer IP's can be worked on.

We're just going through our huge Xbox 360 games listing atm, removing released and canceled games, and adding a swag of new ones that are poppping up around the globe.
gaminoz  +   2306d ago
I'd love to know the percentage of games that make it to market that were listed for 360...

Is it the economic downturn or is it the rise in gaming standards with the big publishers putting out mega games that dwarf interest in the little guys? Is it just too hard if you're not Ubi, EA, Activision etc.??
allegionary  +   2306d ago
I really doubt too many of those will be finished; they may be made for PC or show up in a year or two. I wonder what the devs do when they have a game on hold?

Make another that will be put on hold or make a Wii ior DS game...
DoctorQ  +   2306d ago
dude, wheres my...
Dead Island....man, you developers think your sooooo funny, well, you know what, you kinda are as i thoughht that Alan Wake was gonna be pushed back a fair bit, still, great list
XboxOZ360  +   2305d ago
@ allegionary
The number of games 'coming' from PC platform increases every month mate, not decreases. Many have shown up on our listing over the years, and a good number of those have made it into reality as developers realize the huge untapped market that is available on consoles, if they can capture it.

Doesn't make either platform better or worse, or one game better than the other, it simply means we as gamers get more games, better and bigger choices, and the industry grows.
gaminoz  +   2306d ago
What happened to all the MMORPGs that were supposed to come out on 360? They just did a Casper....
allegionary  +   2306d ago
I doubt well see an online MMORPG on consoles.
XboxOZ360  +   2306d ago
They certainly did, where was APB, and Huxley??? I think I heard some rumblings about them somewhere, but unsure. Those two would certainly be interesting games on the 360, or any console for that matter.
XboxOZ360  +   2306d ago
I think you might find that it's still very similar to years ago, it's just that it is more public now than before.

We hear about so many games that are under development early, and then for whatever reasons, the game is shelved, sold, takes longer than planed, costs more than planned etc which then cops flack in the media now.

There is a huge move by majors to also get into the "casual" market now, and indie game dev are now finding their niche being invaided by those with deep pockets, making it even harder.

Thing is, even the bigger boys like EA, Ubi, Activision are all losing money as well,EA lost $US1 bi=l last financial and that's not hay, that's for sure.

When we look at how games sold just 3 yrs ago, there was more time spent on each game by each purchaser. These days, a game is bought and then sold/traded within 24 hours, or 3 days at the very most (on average) . . That means the sales of NEW games is less, and the sale of Used games is more, meaning the dev/and publisher get even less, but the retail stores head to the banks with wheelbarrows of money.

As they pay nothing to either the dev or the pub for those second, third and forth sales, all having a markup of in excess of 200 - 400 %.

The Pub gets one slice - and once only. They invest in more games using the razor and razorblade style of marketing . . . Gamers buy less titles, and trade more, so in effect, it's not uncomoon for one gamers to buy one new title, trade that back in as a "didn't like-swap" ,, ,then do the same again (that's 3 new titles he's had), then trade the last one in for a credit, or keep it to add to the other 2 and get a game for free.

You can see how's losing out big time. $US1 billion dollars worth actually.
DoctorQ  +   2306d ago
where are you battlefront 3!!!!
aww, now what am i gonna do when the Technounion ships are destroyed?!?
hyabusha  +   2306d ago
Damn It Rare!!!!!!!!!!!

You teased us with all those little notes, and the Christmas card?? Thanks a lot. Joke's on us.
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XboxOZ360  +   2305d ago
not really, as RARE does have something up its sleeve mate, and we may find out sooner than expected . .. They wouldn't be working on something like that then simply turn it away mate. There's movement about, but we just don't know what it is exactly.
Xi  +   2305d ago
i want to know what smith and tinker is doing with the jordan weisman collection.
for those of you who are too young to remember what games those are.
He created mech warrior, battletech, crimson skies, shadow run. He also invented the arg genre (I love bees).

I can't wait to see what they've got in the oven.

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