The 12 Cancelled Games You Wish You Got To Play
With games development being such a lengthy and complicated process, there’s a lot that can go wrong, as the recently cancelled Prey 2 proves – funding can dry up, technical problems can surface or sometimes, the game just doesn’t turn out quite the way anyone anticipated. Here are 12 games that got away that we still feel slightly wistful about to this day…
True Fantasy Live Online
A MMORPG by Level-5? For Xbox, of all consoles? It was easy to see why there was so much interest in True Fantasy Live Online. Alas, it wasn’t to be. Level-5 struggled to implement voice chat and Microsoft, insisting on its inclusion, grew frustrated with the lack of progress. Relations between the company soured and Microsoft officially cancelled the title in June 2004.
Frame City Killer
One of the earliest titles announced for Xbox 360, Frame City Killer saw you play as Crow, an assassin tracking down Khan. Although it initially seemed to be quite an interesting project, it was quietly cancelled by Namco in May 2006 after it disappeared from view following numerous delays and missed appearances at trade shows.
This Is Vegas
With Midway banking on a breakout hit to save it from its financial death spiral, This Is Vegas was the GTA-inspired take by Surreal Software. While the initial unveiling was impressive, the team struggled to coax open-world gameplay from Unreal Engine 3 and when Midway finally went bankrupt in 2009, Warner Bros bought the majority of the assets but showed no real interest in keeping development on the game going.