Resident Evil Portable
Capcom was planning to release a game for Sony’s handheld device PS GO back in 2009 based on the Resident Evil series. The publisher gave it an working title of “Resident Evil Portable”.
It claimed the game would have been “totally different for a Resident Evil game”. Very little was revealed about this game but the idea of having a portable Resident Evil game got fans excited. However, nothing came out nor did Capcom officially cancel the game. The PS GO is more of an relic now and even Sony’s latest handheld PlayStation Vita isn’t doing great either.
Considering these facts, it is safe to assume that the game remains cancelled and we will be missing out on what could have potentially been an amazing Resident Evil experience for handheld devices.
Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun
Square Enix never actually announced the game officially but whispers confirmed it was in development for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. This would have been the first Legacy of Kain title in over 10 years and had created quite a buzz even though it was never officially announced.
Much to the dismay of fans of the series, Square made an official announcement about the cancellation of the game (quite the irony) citing it “just wasn’t the right game, at the right time” as the reason for its cancellation.
The game was quite well into development and its multiplayer component which was developed by Psyonix, was released by Square Enix, as a standalone multiplayer experience called Nosgoth for the PC in 2015.
The best is yet to come.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots
Ubisoft announced this title with much fanfare back in 2011 and even released an official trailer for the game (below). Several of its studios were working simultaneously on the project. The game’s plot revolved around Team Rainbow, a special unit, and its fight against a terrorist group called True Patriots who were trying to bring Wall Street down.
The trailer was quite well received and people were looking forward to the game. However, problems started to emerge soon and Ubisoft confirmed that it was no longer developing the game for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013. Instead, it was being made for PS4 and Xbox One now.
Fast forward another year and Ubisoft finally plugged the plug on the game and announced that the game remains cancelled and it is scraping it completely. It announced Rainbow Six Siege in its place.
Quite an interesting turn of events but it would have been a great game to play. Siege is out now worldwide and is doing moderately well so far.
Prey was an excellent game and one of the best first person shooters we’ve ever played. When Bethesda announced it was making a sequel to the game, excitement levels were at an all time high. However, it ended up cancelling the game soon after.
It didn’t end there since Bethesda confirmed that it was again resuming development duties for the game. Very little was heard about the game for years after it was re-announced. Bethesda finally confirmed in 2014, three years after its revival, that it was closing development work for the game and cancelling the game, for good this time.
Pete Hines, the boss at Bethesda explained that although the studio always believed in the project, it could never reach the level it needed it to reach and hence was forced to cancel it.
It was a pity and left a lot of fans disappointed. Prey 2 could have been an amazing game, it’s definitely right up there with the best games that ended up at the wrong side of development.
It was a match made in heaven. Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (the movie director) coming together for a Silent Hill videogame. The gaming media flipped out at this project’s announcement and fans were going crazy all over the world.
The game was announced in quite an unique manner with a actual playable demo of the game being made available alongside its announcement called PT. It was only available on the PS Store exclusively on PS4.
The game was to use Kojima’s Fox Engine with him given the development duties under his now closed studio called Kojima Productions. Everything was looking great but then disaster struck.
Reports about tensions between publisher Konami and Kojima started coming out and soon Konami announced that the game was getting cancelled. It never gave out any specific reasons but it was obvious that it was the outcome of the souring relation between Kojima and the company.
Kojima finally left the studio last year and has since opened up his own studio with the first game coming out exclusively for PlayStation 4. Silent Hills could have been an amazing experience and fans were left bitterly disappointed.
Excitement and demand for the game was such that after Konami took the PT down from the PS store, some people sold their PS4 consoles for nearly 3 times its original price.