What game were you excited for but got canceled?

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delta4062:
There was a Pirates Of The Carribean game that was to be released back in 2012. It was basically what AC IV Black Flag became, but it looked fun as hell.

Yeah I remember that! Looked pretty cool. Might have been more interesting than Black Flag too! With all the supernatural stuff it would have had.

I was also looking forward to Star Wars 1313, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and KOTOR 3 (which after became an MMO and I lost all interest in playing it)

Another game I was excited for but got cancelled was Alpha Protocol 2. You see in this alternate version of reality, Obsidian had the greenlight on a sequel and looked at everything that went wrong with the first game. They fixed all the problems, wrote an even better, more exciting story with more paths for the player's choices to take. They had no bugs, removed the shitty minigames, had better animations, restructured and balanced all the skills and weapons such that they all offered valid choices and alternate gameplay styles.

They removed the checkpoint system (except for convenient autosaves) and gave the player the ability to save when they wanted. The levels were more open and didn't have doors that closed behind you and prevented re-entering just-left areas of the map. Because of the generous development cycle, confident budget, attention to detail, lessons learned from mistakes, a better idea of what worked and didn't and taking on-board player feedback, early gameplay videos had RPG fans frothing at the mouth. It was one of the most hotly anticipated titles of the generation.

Sadly, Sega cancelled it because Metacritic told them to and they wouldn't let Obsidian have ownership of the IP just in case they make a brilliant video game that sold millions.

delta4062:

Prime_Hunter_H01:
No official word yet but it is basically in limbo, Rainbow Six: Patriots

I love the Tom Clancy games as even as they them self molded to the standard MMS formula of Gen 7 they still kept most of their down to earth scenario's, extreme but plausible enough, and even their simplest games still required much more careful planing and thought than most Military Shooters and the whole idea of Patriots as a story and how they wanted to add a morality system seemed so interesting. They would have basically made the main enemy a Terrorist version of the Occupy Movement and how you deal with them and your environment would affect how your squad sees you as the game at least in early reports would take place in populated US Cities and not the pre-evacuated kill house with possible hostages that Rainbow Six usually does.

You mean the game that was shown at E3 with brand new gameplay not even a month ago?

The Rainbow Six shown at E3 was Rainbow Six Siege. It is a Rainbow Six take on the Counter Strike Style of Objective based multiplayer. Rainbow Six Patriots was meant to be another Single Player game in the vein of the previous Rainbow Six games.

I am not even sure of which generation this was announced, it might have been in the N64/Playstation days, but there was a Robotech game that was announced that was going to take a lot of elements from the Wing Commander games and place it in the Robotech universe. You would be able to go around the SDF-1 and hang out with people or do side missions. Then you would be called up on alerts when the baddies attacked. The game peaked my interest, but I am not sure it even got out of alpha.

This game was never cancelled but released with a changed "safer" setting which made it none existing to me. I'm talking about Insomaniacs Fuse here. The change is like cancelled. If you search up the release trailer you'll see the game i wanted to play, such a shame. It's not that i never touched games with grim GOW setting. I like those games but not when you show the people such a kickass first impression.

Boo8er:
Was there a video game you were excited for but ended up being canceled? If so what game was it?

You are probably going to laugh me right off the forums for my answer.... but in all honesty, I would have to say:

Too Human's sequels...

Yeah, I went there.

Riff Moonraker:

Boo8er:
Was there a video game you were excited for but ended up being canceled? If so what game was it?

You are probably going to laugh me right off the forums for my answer.... but in all honesty, I would have to say:

Too Human's sequels...

Yeah, I went there.

Too Human wasn't nearly as bad as everyone says. By no means was it a great game, but there weren't a lot of hack'n'slash games on the 360, and TH was filling a needed niche. Losing the sequels just made the existing game dumber, because there was no resolution to the story. At all.

I also lament the loss of Prey 2. Prey was one of the last shooters I played before everything started mimicking Call of Duty, or even Halo. I remember popping in my Duke Nukem 3D disk, and finding a folder of screen shots for the upcoming game called "Prey." It looked like Quake, but it had been in concept for at least that long.

Prey 2 looked damn sweet. It actually looked like a lot of fun if it was pulled off right. Shame about that.

Rainbow Six: Patriots. Siege is right up my alley, but I did always like Rainbow Six's single player, and looking at the gameplay concept video, it looked pretty interesting playing as both Team Rainbow and the hostage.

My brother was looking forward to End of Nations by Trion worlds. Shame it got turned into what looked like just another MOBA then got put on hold.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PC) and DA 3: i really liked the original games, and it was the game that got me into Dungeon crawlers. Shame it never got to PC and the developer crumbled before DA3 could be made.

The Last Guardian, anyone? A new game by Team ICO, presumably the story of a boy and his adorable baby giant gryphon. I was so excited for the game, since Shadow of the Colossus is one of my all-time favorites, and I was expecting another masterpiece full of puzzles and emotion and beauty.

Unfortunately, The Last Guardian was announced around the time the PS3 came out, and there hasn't been any news on it for years, except for the director stepping down a year or two ago. It will probably never be released now.

I was hoping that the MMO Wish by Mutable Wrealms was going to make it past Beta. But that was because I was working on it.

For my own personal enjoyment, I was really looking forward to S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2. Such a shame... anything to get me back in the Zone.

The only two that I can think of are: Starcraft Ghost, which just looked liked a supurb and unique stealth game in the Starcraft universe. And 2 Heroes of Might and Magic III The Heavenly Forge, which was a planned expansion that would've completely changed the landscape of Erathia, you know before it blew up, If it had not been canceled then M&M would've become a very different game series.

Unkillable Cat:
Dungeon Keeper 3

I loved the first two and spent many a winter night playing through them, the third looked like it was going to be beautiful, but never saw the light of day. Massive shame, made worse by the latest crap to bare the same name

This is always my answer to these questions. Curse those blaggards who consigned this to developer hell!

Star Wars:1313
Aliens: Colonial Marines for the PS2 back in early 2001/2002 (not to be confused with the game that we got, but again were also deceived ...)
Lone Soldier for Sega Saturn/PSX
Godzilla:Destroy All Monsters for the SNES (was released in Japan, but not in the states)
Star Wars: Battle Front III from Free Radical (however I'm really psyched about the forthcoming Frostbite engine release)
TimeSplitters 4
The Last Guardian (until it FINALLY,eventually arrives....maybe after the Apocalypse)
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed 3 (never really announced, but the cliff hanger ending of 2 would indicate another game)
Star Wars: KOTOR 3 (Again, not officially announced, but we could "sense" it would be released. I like TOR, but a direct sequel to the original two in the series just seems obvious)
The Grinder for the Wii
Starcraft:Ghost
Prey 2 (at least what had been originally announced and described; we'll just have to wait.)
That's about all I can think of off the top of my head.

I liked the idea of end of nations. I can't think of any other ones because these days games seem to get stuck in perpetual beta rather than get fully cancelled, like firefall or mechwarrior tactics.

Battlefront 3. Yes i know that DICE is supposedly making it but as far as I'm concerned there is no way that whatever they pull out will be as good as Battlefront 2. It's probably going to be another crappy battlefield or COD game skinned to look like star wars and then I'm going to go cry.

Signa:
I also lament the loss of Prey 2. Prey was one of the last shooters I played before everything started mimicking Call of Duty, or even Halo. I remember popping in my Duke Nukem 3D disk, and finding a folder of screen shots for the upcoming game called "Prey." It looked like Quake, but it had been in concept for at least that long.

Err.. Perhaps I have missed something, but has there been any official confirmation that Prey 2 is indeed cancelled?

I personally have a hard time coming up with games whose cancellation have had me gone sour. But here's two:

Torn - A RPG developed by Black Isle Studios that was supposed to take place in an entirely new setting and utilize the S.P.E.C.I.A.L.-system, previously featured in the first two Fallout games, for character development. Further info can be found here

Outcast 2 - Was apparently going to head off in a different direction compared to it's predecessor. However, since there was so little information available this only served to spark my interest even further. Given that the Outcast HD Reboot kickstarter backfired, I have severe doubts that this game will ever see the light of day.

Oliver90909:

Unkillable Cat:
Dungeon Keeper 3

I loved the first two and spent many a winter night playing through them, the third looked like it was going to be beautiful, but never saw the light of day. Massive shame, made worse by the latest crap to bare the same name

This is always my answer to these questions. Curse those blaggards who consigned this to developer hell!

Perhaps you guys should keep your eyes peeled for War for the Overworld.

nomotog:
The agency. A spy mmo with stealth, FPS gameplay and a neat silly charm. It likely would have flopped, but I at least wanted to see it tried.

I really was looking forward to that game too! I even pre ordered it, only to get constant emails from GameStop that it was delayed.....indefinitely. Would have been cool at least to have been in beta or something.

Oliver90909:

Unkillable Cat:
Dungeon Keeper 3

I loved the first two and spent many a winter night playing through them, the third looked like it was going to be beautiful, but never saw the light of day. Massive shame, made worse by the latest crap to bare the same name

This is always my answer to these questions. Curse those blaggards who consigned this to developer hell!

Someone mentioned it already, but they are making DK3, it's called "War for the Overworld", but right now it's in VERY early beta stages. You can buy it off Steam, but it's essentially just a tutorial level and one skirmish map with a lot of bugs.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3. We got a shitty MMO instead.
Star Wars: Battlefront 3. We got a couple of shitty hack and slash games instead.
Legacy of Kain: The Dark Prophecy. We got a good multiplayer action game that's still no substitute for a true LoK game.
RAGE 2. I liked the first game and would like to see the second one right the wrongs of the first.
The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf. I would love to play The Witcher enhanced for PS3.

broadbandmink:

Signa:
I also lament the loss of Prey 2. Prey was one of the last shooters I played before everything started mimicking Call of Duty, or even Halo. I remember popping in my Duke Nukem 3D disk, and finding a folder of screen shots for the upcoming game called "Prey." It looked like Quake, but it had been in concept for at least that long.

Err.. Perhaps I have missed something, but has there been any official confirmation that Prey 2 is indeed cancelled?

Last I heard about it was that it was in limbo in 2012. I think we have a better chance of seeing The Last Guardian than Prey 2.

There was this game called "The City of Metronome". It got a lot of attention back in 2005, but then nothing was ever heard of it again. The studio, Tarsier, said they never found a publisher for the game and had to put it on the shelf.

So far, it has not received any official cancellation, but it seems highly unlikely we'll ever see it.

It was basically a stealth/adventure game largely focusing on sound as a weapon and puzzle-solving device, all set in a sprawling, creepy noir city with all sorts of weird creatures. It looked pretty sweet, as some footage of the game has appeared on the internet in later years:

Episode 3.

That is all.

Strelok:

Second, Werewolf: The Apocalypse The Heat of Gaia

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From what I understood at he time, it was nearly done or actually done when the plug was pulled.

Always warms my heart to know I'm not the only person who'd been looking forward to this one. I remember it sounded like they'd had some great ideas for multiplayer - tracking by scent is the only thing which I remember clearly now, but shapechanging on the fly had a lot of potential as well.

I remember digging up some game footage on Youtube at some point.. 'nearly done' seems like a bit of a stretch, even allowing for older graphics. Still, there was meat on those bones.

I'd second Starcraft : Ghost, too.

Boo8er:
Was there a video game you were excited for but ended up being canceled? If so what game was it?

Please give an example yourself when you make a topic. It's so dull to see threads where the OP puts no effort whatsoever to it.

OT: A sequel to The Saboteur. I really fucking loved that game and had tons of fun exploring the map, blowing shit up and collecting contraband. The end, as I recall it, hinted strongly towards a sequel, but the company killed by EA before that could happen...
Not exactly on topic as there wasn't a sequel officially in the works. Best I got though... I guess I looked forward to The Last Guardian, or whatever it's called, but I believe it's in development again?

The only thing that comes to mind really (I still have hope for Beyond Good and Evil 2) is Skies of Arcadia 2. I don't know how far they got into making this game but it got rumoured and then I think the team that made it split up and now work on different stuff. I had hope when Vyse, Aika and Fina all turned up in Valkyria Chronicles, but that came to nothing either (other than making the game even more awesome). Shame, I thought that there was a lot to be explored in that world.

There was a rumoured Skies of Arcadia HD re-release too, but again, that never came to anything.

Kinitawowi:

Bayonetta 2, whose cancellation I'd just come to terms with before it was announced that it's being released on a system that nobody wants.

system that nobody wants.

nobody wants.

nobody

Speak for yourself, after E3 I'm sure quite a lot of people want a Wii U.

I'm more excited to play Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. and Hyrule Warriors on my Wii U then I am anything that has a solid release date on my PS4 - When Square Enix finally gets a move on and gives us a round-a-bout release date for FFXV and KH3 that might change, but for now, the only thing I'm looking forward to on my PS4 is No man's sky.

On topic: Banjo-threeie, which got canned when MS bought Rare D:

Edit: I also vaguely remember there was supposed to be a third Zelda 'Oracle' entry, to go alongside oracle of ages and oracle of seasons.

Megaman legends 3. I never enjoyed the Tronne Bonne sequel or Legends 2, and had been looking forward for a true sequel from the original team.

Signa:
I also lament the loss of Prey 2. Prey was one of the last shooters I played before everything started mimicking Call of Duty, or even Halo. I remember popping in my Duke Nukem 3D disk, and finding a folder of screen shots for the upcoming game called "Prey." It looked like Quake, but it had been in concept for at least that long.

Laggyteabag:
Prey 2 looked damn sweet. It actually looked like a lot of fun if it was pulled off right. Shame about that.

Signa:
Last I heard about it was that it was in limbo in 2012. I think we have a better chance of seeing The Last Guardian than Prey 2.

Fear not for it left limbo to re-emerge into the light. It's currently under development at Human Head Studios and will be published by Bethesda.

pearcinator:
I was also looking forward to Star Wars 1313, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and KOTOR 3 (which after became an MMO and I lost all interest in playing it)

Catfood220:
The only thing that comes to mind really (I still have hope for Beyond Good and Evil 2)

No need to hope, it's real. Here is a (FMV) trailer. It's currently in production at Ubisoft Montreal with Michel Ancel rightly at helm. This story is one of very few that shows Ubisoft as genuinely trying. The original BG&E was a critical success and loved by its fans (myself included) but was a financial failure. It cost more money to make than it made back in sales. Ubisoft had *no* business reason to greenlight a sequel to a game that didn't sell, none. But they did. People accuse them of sexism or whatever, yet here they are financing a game starring a (frikkin' awesome) lady in spite of the fact the prior game was a commercial failure. They are taking a huge gamble and doing so with evidence that tells them not to. They did it because Ancel's pitch was clearly good enough and they saw they had a great game, even if it didn't sell and hope to give fans what they want and the market a second chance.

DanielBrown:
Please give an example yourself when you make a topic. It's so dull to see threads where the OP puts no effort whatsoever to it.

I often do this intentionally. It puts me off many threads when I see it simply as an excuse for the OP to give their own opinion rather than genuinely seek those of others or start a discussion. It is completely valid and often better than the conceit of "Hey y'all, what do you think of x? Actually, I don't really care what you think, here's my opinion."

The PSP version of FF: Type 0 in the West.

I don't have a PS4 and won't for a while. Why not localize it for the device on which the game was made?

That original Mechwarrior V announcement had me so excited, ending up with MWO was such a disappointment.

Even though it was not a real announcement, that new that story about a new Bloody Roar also had me really excited, but it was never real in the first place :(

Well, people here have already mentioned most of the games that I was excited about. But there is one other game that I don't think anyone has mentioned yet.

inSane was supposed to be a Survival Horror game being developed by Volition Inc. in collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro. There was hardly any news on this besides a debut trailer, but the fact that Del Toro was behind it had me excited enough. Unfortunately it was being developed at the time when THQ was in massive debt, and so they had to cancel the project in August of 2012.

Del Toro still hasn't given up on it, and it's apparently still in development. However, the last news update was in November of 2012. And with no new publishers obtaining the rights, it seems unlikely that this project will be finished.

I am going to say Star Wars 1313, but only the version that they were showing off at E3 2012, not the one where Lucas said to make the main character Boba Fett. I loved the idea of playing as some unknown person in the Star Wars universe doing their best to get by in the seedy underworld of Coruscant. There was no reason why they had to change the protagonist to the most beloved minor character in the entire history of Star Wars. Dark Forces was a great game and it introduced a completely new character and went on to become a pretty solid franchise. They could have had the same thing here if they had kept up with the original premise and Disney hadn't canned the game -_-

Elijah Newton:

Strelok:

Second, Werewolf: The Apocalypse The Heat of Gaia

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From what I understood at he time, it was nearly done or actually done when the plug was pulled.

Always warms my heart to know I'm not the only person who'd been looking forward to this one. I remember it sounded like they'd had some great ideas for multiplayer - tracking by scent is the only thing which I remember clearly now, but shapechanging on the fly had a lot of potential as well.

My brothers. I share your feels.

The original Vampire was such a great game. I liked Bloodlines as well, but the scope of the original made you feel like you were apart of something.

however, I always loved the Werewolves. I remember hearing some stuff how the original idea of how to implement the game was beyond their programming knowledge. Well, we're at 2014 now. Why isn't anyone kickstarting this, especially with the Supernatural centric media we find ourselves in.

Captcha: Stinky Feet.
... Yes, Captcha. Werewolves WOULD have stinky feet...

Project Copernicus and any other potential Amalur sequels. They really should have waited till people got over skyrim before releasing it. Also, a better story would have helped :P

Captcha: "We have noticed suspicious activity related to your internet address. Please verify using your email". Really captchar? Resorting to spamming email addresses? For shame.

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