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5 Greatest Xbox Games That Were Cancelled

Jahanzeb writes: "This list looks at five Xbox games that were cancelled, whether notably or unceremoniously, and could have been great additions to the Xbox library."

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Spurg417d ago (Edited 417d ago )

Cry On
This one is actually heartbreaking as Microsoft lost interest in the Japanese market at that point.

Scalebound
The game looked really mediocre but was something that could have flourished into something quite interesting

Stormlands
Obsidian is now part of Microsft so we could see this game making a return.

darthv72417d ago

SB could still happen. It wouldnt be PG doing it though but MS does own the IP and they know there is demand for it so... ??

Fluttershy77417d ago

Scalebound
Looked mediocre, that's your opinion, I think it looked awesome - in any case you can argue that 90% games look sort of bad early stages - mid development. The truth MS doesn't take any sort of risks (and even less back then) and that's why the game is dead. Is risky to make a game like Death Stranding, Is risky to make a game like Day's Gone (even though it was a failure in my opinion), Splatoon, Arms to mention Nintendo... And I can keep on and on (all of them Not MS games)
And lets not forget about fable
Sad but true. Truth hurts, cry on

Spurg417d ago

"Is risky to make a game like Day's Gone "

Days Gone is an open world game with zombies and tick box objectives in it. It not risky, it a combination of everything generic about this gen.

"Looked mediocre, that's your opinion, I think it looked awesome"
It didn't look impressive. It looked clunky and with choppy frame rates. And Platinum themselves have taken some of the blame for the game's cancellation.

"The truth MS doesn't take any sort of risks"

Microsoft has been in a weird position this gen. They have played it safe with their first party studios as they delivered sequels to their known IP. The risk only came from a third-party developer such as Remedy, Armature games, Insomniac and Crytek, which is a shame because none of those games will get a sequel anytime soon or ever.
All I know is the usual studios such as 343I, Coalition and Turn 10 will keep on working of their known IP but with the new acquisitions will be the ones taking the risks.

Brave_Losers_Unite417d ago

Microsoft doesn't take risks? Xbox One Kinect only 24 hour internet DRM console. Lol Risks...

TK-66417d ago

"Is risky to make a game like Death Stranding"

If Death Stranding is a risk then every game MS has ever made is a risk. The game was being hyped before we even knew the title. If it's made by Kojima then it's instantly going to get free publicity based on that fact alone.

Risky games don't get hyped before they've been revealed.

SegaGamer417d ago

How can you call them the greatest if you never played them?

FalconofLucis98417d ago

This ^, shouldve been most desired or something

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FallenAngel1984417d ago

How can you know something is great if nobody played it? Many games can look good in previews but still end up mediocre in its final release

Vits417d ago (Edited 417d ago )

Personally I don't think that what they showed us about Scalebound was good. The frame rate was all over the place and it overall felt lifeless. It was however the most distinct Xbox One exclusive, but that say more about the other exclusives than about Scalebound itself.

Illbleed was pretty bad on the Dreamcast. Sure a enchanted version could fix a lot of it's issues, but if the original is something to go by I don't think we lost much with that being cancelled.

Cry On is a really sad one, especially because it market the end of Microsoft Japanese focused games. There is little about this game avaiable, so it's hard to say that it would be good. But if the previous titles were anything to go by, it would be at least pretty good.

sprinterboy417d ago (Edited 417d ago )

Not too piss on anyone's parade, but how can they be greatest xbox games if they were cancelled?
Edit: shouldn't the title be "5 potential great xbox games that were cancelled?

jznrpg417d ago

Because they look better than most Xbox games that have released? Ba dum chh

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