Here is something I just cannot grasp. Announce a game. Make the engine. Create most of the game, hire actors and do voice work, release a badass demo that blows people’s minds, and then CANCEL THE GAME. That is exactly what happened with the most recent Silent Hills game that was put out on the PS store as the PT demo. People were floored. Blown away. Then Konami was like: Nope, not happening. Even though Norma Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro were on board. The game was set to redefine horror games and was a must-have for anyone owning a PS4. That is but one mind baffling cancellation. Just wait until you read about these others, too.
I am just gonna pop the demo over here and recommend you watch it like a movie to understand just how badly we got robbed here. This shit was gonna redefine horror games. Looks like we will just have to wait to see if Allison Road can pick up where this game left off.
(Side note, Allison Road is an indie game looking to fulfill what Silent Hills set out to do. We can only pray.)
THQ’s The Avengers
So this game was being made in 2011 and was going to be a, get this, first person mutliplayer game based off the team we love so much. It may sound lame, but the reality was, they were going for some Left For Dead pacing, except with you being able to play as different Avengers with their different powers. Yup, Hulk smash and all!
It may sound silly, but the reality is, the game could’ve been gold in the right hands and should have at least been given a chance.
Many of you may not remember this, but I do. When Sony announced the PS3, they also showed us a game they would go on to cancel called Killing Day. A game where everything seemed destructible and you could use that to your advantage, it was essentially the dream FPS we have all always wanted but just never got.
Sony canceled this beast when they realized their fabled machine would not be able to deliver what they promised. Maybe time to move that beast to PS4, huh guys?
Star Wars 1313
Wait a damn minute here. There was going to be a 7th or 8th generation video game based around the badass space antics of one Boba Fett? For SERIOUS? But somehow a game concept that would give most dorks a sweeping dorkgasm just never actually gets made. What’s up with that?
Of all the Star Wars games concepts that would find real footing in the video game world, Boba Fett might just be the most marketable. Why was this canceled?
Because God is clearly dead.
I loved Prey. It was a game that used portals before Portal. It was an awesome FPS that had hints of Doom or Quake to it, while also clearly being its own thing. When news that Prey 2 was announced and dropped with one of the greatest looking science fiction trailers I had ever seen (think video game version of Blade Runner) and you had what looked to be a definitive gaming experience coming.
Then it was canceled.
Rumors float around the industry that there are still devs trying to snatch this game up, but right now, it is stuck in gaming purgatory (and we all know games that make it there rarely get out).
Outworld: The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot
The Outworld series never made a bad game. Seriously. From cut-scenes to in-engine play to voicework, everything that team spit out was charming and original and a blast to play. After Stranger’s Wrath, there was some concept art and a title for the next Oddworld game to be released. The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot. A game that looked like it planned on going a whole lot darker than past games. It was set to be a violent, grim take on the world we had all gotten so accustomed to in their other games.
Then bam, the ballad ends and Fangus is no more. This is one I am still crying foul on. I need this game and will not stop whining until I get. Outworld, make this happen. PLEASE?