Cancelled: Top 10 Video-Games That Could Have Been

One of the downsides to the gaming industry is that not all visionary and unique games see the light of day. Many times developers have to shut down due to financial needs, move to other projects, or are bought out and have to shelve the idea or toss it completely. Some developers only needed a publisher to front retail and marketing dollars and in return providing something creative or visually advanced for its time. Other studios just met the dark-side of early PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 development costs and had to shut down entirely, selling IP’s and technology to other studios at auction prices.

To highlight some of the best titles that “could have been,” explore the vaporware graveyard compiling your favorites alongside screenshots, gameplay videos, and tech demos. These are all titles (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) that surpassed conceptual stage and had a chance at full development and release. What are some of your favorite cancelled games?

marioPSUC4311d ago

Battlefront 3 will always be on these lists, cause it could have been amazing. Though Im sure its in development right now.

But that "Dreamers" game sounds pretty interesting, never heard of it before. Sounded like it could have been a pretty neat game.

iamnsuperman4309d ago

Battlefront 3 and Timesplitters 4 has always been in the back in my mind. Two classic games that someone should pick up. I think the may problem is it is a massive risk to develop these games because the advancement when it comes to gameplay could not work with these games and nostalgia in games has proven to be not so popular (looking at Bodycount0.

SuicidalTendencies4311d ago

Why do I have to go to a game forum to click the article? Why not just link to the article?


Yui_Suzumiya4310d ago

Redwood Falls is my most wanted cancelled game. Looked badass, like Condemned.

Angels37854310d ago

OMG I know that game looked REALLY promising!!! Here is a vid on it for those who don't know what it was http://www.youtube.com/watc... I don't know how no one would fund this game!!!!!!

r214310d ago

so sad that these new IPs werent put into production :C
there was one cancelled game that IMO could've rivaled Bioshock, it was a Steven Spielberg game by the name LMNO. heres a video of it:

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WitWolfy3467d ago

We all know if The Getaway 3 ever had to exist it would've been to GTA-ish seeing thats what fans would've wanted.

Nine_Thousaaandd3467d ago

Man, would be awesome to see The Getaway and Star Wars 1313 on PS4. Though, BloodRayne didn't make the list, it was a lot of fun too...would like to see it on PS4 as well!

hollabox3467d ago (Edited 3467d ago )

I forgot all about Project offset, but I always knew PO would never come out on the PS3 or X360. PO appeared to be beyond both systems capabilities at the the time. Fractiv LLC is the name of the company that made PO demo, they actually licensed their game engine for the game Firefall. I do think Sony should make Getaway 3 for the PS4, thought the demo looked pretty nice and GW2 was decent but not great back in the day.

Belasco3467d ago

Project Offset!! Thank you, I have been trying to remember the name of that one, I was so excited about it but it just vanished.

hollabox3467d ago (Edited 3467d ago )

I think technology now is capable of rendering Project Offset. In 2006 no way graphics processors had the rendering grunt to run this vaporware demo at HDTV resolution with AA. Look at Crysis, took about 4 years before single graphics cards could render that Crysis at max settings around 60 FPS.

My old Nvidia GTX 670 was the first graphics card I own that could rendering Crysis at 60 FPS with AA 2012. In 2010 my AMD 6970 got close, around 50 FPS without AA max settings.