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Silent Hills

Norman Reedus says Silent Hills still 'needs to happen'

Nov 17
// Vikki Blake
If you're still salty over the cancellation of Silent Hills, you are not alone. Norman Reedus - who's likeness was used in the (terrifying) Silent Hills interactive teaser P.T. -- is still "super bummed" about the whole thing, but recently told IGN he "[has] faith" that he, producer Hideo Kojima and horror legend Guillermo del Toro "can do something else".
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Design documents for a sequel to Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura uncovered

More inspired by Deus Ex and Thief
Nov 16
// Joe Parlock
Way back in 2001, gone-but-not-forgotten developer Troika released Arcanum: Of Steamworks of Magick Obscura. It was an utterly fantastic (if buggy) RPG set in a vast, strange steampunk fantasy world where the long-established...
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Star Wars: First Assault

See the Star Wars game that was cancelled before EA got the rights

Star Wars: First Assault
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
There's Star Wars: Battlefront III. There's Star Wars 1313. There's even that Darth Maul game. But no one mourns Star Wars: First Assault. According to the YouTube description, "This was a tech beta ran on Xbox Live a while ...
Darth Maul photo
Darth Maul

A cancelled Darth Maul game from a few years ago might still happen

Hoping to pitch it to EA soon
Oct 26
// Joe Parlock
A few years ago, Red Fly Studios was tasked with making a Star Wars game known only as Battle of the Sith Lords. Featuring Darth Maul being an absolute badass, prototypes of it were made until eventually the game got cancelle...

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Undead Labs' early access Moonrise is cancelled

Servers shut down on December 31
Sep 03
// Joe Parlock
Remember Moonrise? It was that almost-Pokémon game from Undead Labs, the developer of State of Decay. It released into early access back in May, promising a tactical new take on the monster-collecting genre. However, i...
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Mooncrest's Kickstarter cancelled due to lack of support

It'll return with gameplay footage
Aug 12
// Joe Parlock
A few weeks ago, a group of former BioWare developers took to Kickstarter with the idea for Mooncrest: a single-player RPG with real-time Dark Souls inspired combat, a “cinematic” conversation system, and environm...
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Rare Replay Sundown

Rare's cancelled horror title Sundown looks hellish

This isn't your dad's Rare
Aug 04
// Jed Whitaker
Rare Replay is available now and includes unlockable videos of canceled games with concept art, stories, and gameplay that have never been show to the public. Unlocking the videos means completing various challenges and...
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Star Citizen

Star Citizen's FPS gameplay put on hold

Money doesn't solve every problem
Jun 30
// Joe Parlock
You know how Cloud Imperium Games and Robert Space Industries raised more money than a small country to make its incredibly ambitious Star Citizen? You know how it was going to have space trading, massive spaceships, dogfight...
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Canceled Mario

Spikers: Canceled Mario was a volleyball/wrestling hybrid for Wii

Super Mario Spikers
Jun 29
// Steven Hansen
Next Level Games developed two fun soccer games, Super Mario Strikers, then a bunch of other junk before the excellent Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Somewhere after the Wii version of Strikers, though, it was working on some u...
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Hidden Path ceases development on early access game Windborne

You get some free stuff as an apology
Jun 18
// Joe Parlock
Hidden Path has announced via its Steam Community Page that it will be ceasing development and shutting down its 'social sandbox game' Windborne, which has been in early access since early 2014: “We’ve been tryin...
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Hellraid totally isn't cancelled

Totally 100% definitely happening
Jun 02
// Joe Parlock
When a game is announced to be “on hold” or “on hiatus,” we usually just take that to mean it has been cancelled. Prey 2 was put “on hold,” and that still breaks my small, withered heart. I...
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Greed Monger

Developers offer their games to Greed Monger backers

Greed Monger ran off pre-made platform
Jun 01
// Joe Parlock
Last week on Destructoid we reported on the colossal failure that was Greed Monger. Cancelled after three years of development and $100,000 raised via crowdfunding, those who pledged to the game would no longer be receiving t...
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Greed Monger

Greed Monger cancelled after raising $100k

Another in a long line of KS failures
May 29
// Joe Parlock
Here’s a fun game dev fact for you: making an MMO is a long, hard, and expensive task that will generally end in failure and misery for everyone involved. If huge companies like BioWare can screw it up, it’s proba...
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Mad Max

What happened to Fallout dev's cancelled Mad Max game?

Oh, to think what could have been!
May 19
// Vikki Blake
If Mad Max: Fury Road had been released twenty years ago, the accompanying video game - currently in development by Avalanche Studios and scheduled for release this coming September - might've been created by Fallout develope...
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Magnet gun

A cancelled Half-Life episode included a magnet gun

Apr 30
// Brett Makedonski
Everyone who yearns for more Half-Life content might take solace (or find frustration) in the fact that more has been created. However, it's also been scrapped. And, at least some of it had the intent of introducing a ne...
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Prey 2

Confirmed: Prey 2 has been cancelled

Bethesda no longer working on follow up
Oct 30
// Alessandro Fillari
Well you certainly could have seen this one coming. During an interview with Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda, CNET confirmed that the long elusive and troubled development of Prey 2 has come to an end. Taking place...
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Ninja Theory

See Ninja Theory's cancelled game Razer

Not lime green
Aug 18
// Steven Hansen
As an enormous fan of Enslaved, I am excited for Ninja Theory's newly announced Hellblade, but it's not all Ninja Theory had been cooking up. The team was working on Razer (Xbox One, PS4, PC) with a publisher, but it wa...
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Metal Gear

Metal Gear fan remake is cancelled, developers release trailer narrated by David Hayter

Konami pulls the plug
Aug 18
// Alessandro Fillari
Well, this is awkward. Back in June, Konami gave a group of Metal Gear fans its blessing to produce a free remake of the original MSX Metal Gear. The project attracted a lot of talent, including those who've worked on such ti...
Old Akira game photo
Old Akira game

Cancelled SNES Akira game from THQ looks...not great

But maybe it could have been good perhaps!
Aug 06
// Steven Hansen
Before THQ was known for such great games as MX vs. ATV and Homefront, it made a name for itself with titles like The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!. In those days, even before publishing the Ghost in the Shell&n...

Cancelled Sledgehammer shooter was set during Vietnam War

Game had Dead Space type moments
May 05
// Dale North
The latest Game Informer has Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as its cover story, but it also revealed a bit about developer Sledgehammer's earlier, cancelled project. Their first Activision project was a third-person shooter t...

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