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?

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marioPSUC3512d 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.

iamnsuperman3511d 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.

SuicidalTendencies3512d ago

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

Yui_Suzumiya3512d ago

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

Angels37853511d ago

OMG I know that game looked REALLY promising!!! Here is a vid on it for those who don't know what it was I don't know how no one would fund this game!!!!!!

r213512d 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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