Posted by KyleEA (16 posts) -

Games getting cancelled, or indefinitely postponed is never exciting, especially when the game in question is a sequel to a franchise you want to see more of.

Before I get started, and for the record, Half Life 3 has not been formerly announced, but Half Life 2 Episode 3 has, and it is nowhere to bee seen. Prey 2 has been indefinitely postponed. The Last Guardian is in dire trouble. Nothing of that game, Brothers in Arms, or Ryse was seen at this year’s E3. Where is Sony’s Agent? Where is Beyond Good and Evil 2? Some of these games are rumored to be next generation now, while others, like Prey 2 and the Last Guardian, we may never see again.

Well, I’ve decided to make a list of five games that did formerly got the axe, but I wish had not. Here they are. And here’s hoping that the aforementioned games don’t get sent to the chopping block, if they haven’t already.

Aliens RPG:

I recently completed the 2010 Aliens vs Predator game. It was fun. But it wasn’t an RPG, a genre that usually promising more gameplay time than 6 to 8 hours. Would an Aliens RPG game have been like Alpha Protocol? The same developer was making it. Or would it have been more like Fallout New Vegas? That could have been amazing.

Gamespot had this to say about the game’s cancellation: “After weeks of promising that information would be forthcoming, Sega was quick to confirm the project's demise. ‘At this point, Sega has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG,’ a rep told GameSpot. ‘The Aliens franchise offers us so much content to choose from that we feel it important to take a step back and carefully consider the type of game we want to release.’”

Gearbox is still making Aliens: Colonial Marines for Sega. I hope that game releases. It seems like it will. But you never know for sure. Here’s leaked footage of the Aliens RPG. It’s hard to see (really hard) but it’s all there is of the game.

Halo Chronicles:

I think this video says it all. You can tell Peter Jackson had very little idea of what he was actually going to do, because by what he says he hadn’t actually done anything yet except talk about Halo. No one involved even had a name for it. I think it was just vaporware; news to take attention away from Sony and Nintendo. Microsoft needed something to huge so they used Halo, and shoehorned this into the X06 event. Watch as two Peters disappoint millions of Halo fans.

Indiana Jones:

I remember reading about this game in the Official Xbox Magazine when I was in high school years and years ago. It was going to have awesome physics! That’s the only information that ever really came out about the game, as you can see in this sole trailer.

Project Offset:

I only recently ran across this game. I don’t think I ever saw anything about it when these videos were originally released because it was for PS3. If I did know about the game before, I had completely forgotten about it over the years. Of all the games in this article, this is the one I would pick to come out if I had only one to choose. The only information I could find about the game were a few official trailers.

Tiberium:

I’m interested in Command and Conquer. I was a big fan of Red Alert 2 when I was younger, so this FPS version looked promisingly fun. I remember hearing interviews about it on Gamescoop a few years ago. But, apparently this game wasn’t living up to EA’s quality expectations and it was axed. Here’s some gameplay.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_(video_game)

http://www.gamespot.com/aliens-rpg-working-title/platform/xbox360/

http://www.edge-online.com/news/aliens-rpg-cancelled

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens:_Colonial_Marines

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Good_%26_Evil_2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Three#Source_games

http://www.gamespot.com/news/half-life-3-wait-explained-6372687

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo:_Chronicles#Cancelled_and_related_projects

http://www.gamespot.com/halo-chronicles-peter-jackson-halo-project/

http://www.gamespot.com/indiana-jones-working-title/platform/xbox360/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_Software

http://kotaku.com/5324813/peter-jackson-halo-game-no-longer-happening

http://www.ign.com/games/peter-jacksons-halo-chronicles/xbox-360-857596

http://www.gamespot.com/project-offset/videos/project-offset-working-title-official-trailer-2-6155815/?contsessid=c89c094f07a276aed3f76135a8d30ba0&prevBounce=6155818

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_(series)#Thief_4

http://www.gamespot.com/tiberium/videos/tiberium-interview-1-6185233/

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Wingnut_Interactive

I take suggestions.

#1 Edited by KyleEA (16 posts) -

Games getting cancelled, or indefinitely postponed is never exciting, especially when the game in question is a sequel to a franchise you want to see more of.

Before I get started, and for the record, Half Life 3 has not been formerly announced, but Half Life 2 Episode 3 has, and it is nowhere to bee seen. Prey 2 has been indefinitely postponed. The Last Guardian is in dire trouble. Nothing of that game, Brothers in Arms, or Ryse was seen at this year’s E3. Where is Sony’s Agent? Where is Beyond Good and Evil 2? Some of these games are rumored to be next generation now, while others, like Prey 2 and the Last Guardian, we may never see again.

Well, I’ve decided to make a list of five games that did formerly got the axe, but I wish had not. Here they are. And here’s hoping that the aforementioned games don’t get sent to the chopping block, if they haven’t already.

Aliens RPG:

I recently completed the 2010 Aliens vs Predator game. It was fun. But it wasn’t an RPG, a genre that usually promising more gameplay time than 6 to 8 hours. Would an Aliens RPG game have been like Alpha Protocol? The same developer was making it. Or would it have been more like Fallout New Vegas? That could have been amazing.

Gamespot had this to say about the game’s cancellation: “After weeks of promising that information would be forthcoming, Sega was quick to confirm the project's demise. ‘At this point, Sega has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG,’ a rep told GameSpot. ‘The Aliens franchise offers us so much content to choose from that we feel it important to take a step back and carefully consider the type of game we want to release.’”

Gearbox is still making Aliens: Colonial Marines for Sega. I hope that game releases. It seems like it will. But you never know for sure. Here’s leaked footage of the Aliens RPG. It’s hard to see (really hard) but it’s all there is of the game.

Halo Chronicles:

I think this video says it all. You can tell Peter Jackson had very little idea of what he was actually going to do, because by what he says he hadn’t actually done anything yet except talk about Halo. No one involved even had a name for it. I think it was just vaporware; news to take attention away from Sony and Nintendo. Microsoft needed something to huge so they used Halo, and shoehorned this into the X06 event. Watch as two Peters disappoint millions of Halo fans.

Indiana Jones:

I remember reading about this game in the Official Xbox Magazine when I was in high school years and years ago. It was going to have awesome physics! That’s the only information that ever really came out about the game, as you can see in this sole trailer.

Project Offset:

I only recently ran across this game. I don’t think I ever saw anything about it when these videos were originally released because it was for PS3. If I did know about the game before, I had completely forgotten about it over the years. Of all the games in this article, this is the one I would pick to come out if I had only one to choose. The only information I could find about the game were a few official trailers.

Tiberium:

I’m interested in Command and Conquer. I was a big fan of Red Alert 2 when I was younger, so this FPS version looked promisingly fun. I remember hearing interviews about it on Gamescoop a few years ago. But, apparently this game wasn’t living up to EA’s quality expectations and it was axed. Here’s some gameplay.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_(video_game)

http://www.gamespot.com/aliens-rpg-working-title/platform/xbox360/

http://www.edge-online.com/news/aliens-rpg-cancelled

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens:_Colonial_Marines

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Good_%26_Evil_2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Three#Source_games

http://www.gamespot.com/news/half-life-3-wait-explained-6372687

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo:_Chronicles#Cancelled_and_related_projects

http://www.gamespot.com/halo-chronicles-peter-jackson-halo-project/

http://www.gamespot.com/indiana-jones-working-title/platform/xbox360/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_Software

http://kotaku.com/5324813/peter-jackson-halo-game-no-longer-happening

http://www.ign.com/games/peter-jacksons-halo-chronicles/xbox-360-857596

http://www.gamespot.com/project-offset/videos/project-offset-working-title-official-trailer-2-6155815/?contsessid=c89c094f07a276aed3f76135a8d30ba0&prevBounce=6155818

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_(series)#Thief_4

http://www.gamespot.com/tiberium/videos/tiberium-interview-1-6185233/

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Wingnut_Interactive

I take suggestions.

#2 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1240 posts) -

Banjo-Threeie...Even though Nuts and Bolts was great, I would love another Banjo game

#3 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4910 posts) -

Good list, i would add WarDevil to the list.

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Stalker 2, Van Buren.

#5 Posted by Tag (65 posts) -
#6 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

The Ragdolls in the Indy video are goddamn hilarious

#7 Posted by JesterJacketMan (4 posts) -

Star Wars Battlefront 3 and Shenmue 3 were two games I wish weren't cancelled.

#8 Posted by EVO (3890 posts) -

Shame Project Offset got cancelled. That video was breathtaking.

#9 Posted by ez123 (1956 posts) -

@Tag: Regarding Kameo, the site you linked says that the core game was probably essentially the same.

#10 Posted by doosmacleod (187 posts) -

Not precisely cancelled games, but I do wish the American release of Mother 3 and VC-release of EarthBound weren't cancelled.

#11 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (102 posts) -

The Cancelled Two Towers platform game and Avengers....

#12 Edited by BaneFireLord (2920 posts) -

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned. I was very sad to see that die. Also, as was mentioned before, Battlefront 3. I would have played the shit out of that.

#13 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (533 posts) -

Shenmue 3

#14 Posted by KyleEA (16 posts) -

Oh man, B.C and Starcraft Ghost... I remember those. I too wish those games came out. damn.

#15 Posted by pyromagnestir (4291 posts) -

Winter looked like it had potential.

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#16 Posted by VierasTalo (742 posts) -

Saboteur for the PS1. This game looked awesome when they were hyping it, you could do anything, the possibilities were limitless and you had this dog you could control and command to kill enemies and you had a katana and man what a great game that would've been.

#17 Posted by DiscoGobbo (35 posts) -

The Lord of the Rings: The White Council. An open-world LOTR RPG? And not an MMO? Shut up and take my money. Its cancellation was disappointing but made sense, as it was likely too expensive and LOTR fever was dropping.

#18 Posted by Moreau_MD (402 posts) -

legacy of kain: dark prophecy

#19 Posted by RecSpec (3803 posts) -

TimeSplitters 4.

#20 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3855 posts) -

Starcraft Ghost needs to be on this list.

#21 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1826 posts) -

generic battlefront 3 but also eight days

but most of all for me was faith and a .45

oh yeah and i guess LMNO

#22 Posted by Morningstar (2150 posts) -

Torn and Fallout 3 from Black Isle. Man, they used to be something..