Many games become iconic because of their content or storyline. Some are very popular due to their long release times and complex development. But why do game studios spend millions of dollars to start production and then cancel projects? For what reason will players not see the sequel to the legendary games? In today’s TOP, we will answer all these questions.
For the list, we have taken some of the most sensational and anticipated games of the past few years. Some of the submissions were finally canceled, some are still waiting for their high point.
The teaser for PT, which received an unrealistic amount of user attention, was supposed to refer to the upcoming release of Silent Hills. The production was carried out by an ingenious Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo Del Toro in collaboration with Konami. Much to the regret of the fans, internal conflict between game designer and studiobased on controversy, bloated budgets, and drawn-out deadlines led to Kojima’s dismissal. Together with him, the hope for the release of the game left.
Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer
Cyberpunk 2077 was supposed to be an incredible project, which had no analogues on the gaming market. But, alas, everyone knows how it ended. The developers have promised many features, including metro, DLC and of course multiplayer.
The network mode was announced back in September 2020 on the official Twitter of CD Projekt RED.
However, due to the floating release dates, with transfers, with quarantine restrictions, developers more and more often abandoned certain game mechanics. Of course, more it’s too early to talk about canceling multiplayer, but you shouldn’t wait for it yet.
Announced at E3 in 2014, Fable was slated to be the fifth installment in the series of the same name. In 2015, it was announced that the game would be coming to both PC and Xbox One. however, the next year the project was closed…
The trailer shows that the development of the game has already begun, since both characters and locations were shown, a beta test was also planned. For unknown reasons Microsoft stopped development in 2016… The tycoon referred to the alleged “desires of the players” and the fact that they “do not want to see this game.” Of course, many fans of the series were shocked.
In 2014, the first trailer for the BattleCry game was presented, which was developed by the studio of the same name under the control of the famous Bethenda. The announcement took place at E3, which attracted many players to the online project. A beta test was planned, but unfortunately the users were canceled.
In various interviews with studio representatives, it was stated that the management is experiencing a certain dissatisfaction and doubts about the end result… After the production was frozen, the head of BattleCry resigned from his post. In 2017, David Dobert (one of the lead developers), stated that the game is finally canceled…
Half-Life 2: Episode Three
Probably no one has heard about Half-Life. One of the most popular and revolutionary games of its time. The first part turned the gaming industry upside down, the second part repeated and surpassed the success of the first, the additions to the game did the same.
However, the third part, apparently, was not destined to become a cult, and maybe even advance beyond the start of production.
The creation of the game is filled with rumors:
- Someone says that the game was canceled in 2007, but this was not reported;
- in 2008, it was announced that development was ongoing;
- in 2011, Valve abandoned the episodic system, which meant the official release of Half-life 3.
After that, the studio fell silent.
In 2020, following the release of Half-life: Alyx, Gabe Newell confirmed rumors of an HL3 production hell.
Now it is not known what the studio is planningperhaps the success of Alyx will be the starting point in the creation of the third part of the game, or perhaps we never see a sequel adventures of a scientist with a crowbar.