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Star Wars 1313 - More Screenshots Leaked

Konrad Serafinski, 27 March 2020, 12:33

Two more screenshots from the canceled Star Wars 1313 project have found their way online. As in the case of the previous leak, they show Boba Fett - the main character of the game.

Valve Explains the Absence of Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Agnes Adamus, 24 March 2020, 11:38

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is a title that went down in history even though it was never made (so far). After 12 years of waiting, we learned the reasons why we didn't see the finale of Gordon Freeman's adventures. As it turns out, the decision to stop the development of title was complex and resulted from things like the creative slump and the focus on the Source 2 engine.

Project Nova - EVE Online Devs Cancelled Another FPS

Adrian Werner, 19 February 2020, 10:34

CCP informed about the cancellation of the online shooter Project Nova. This is yet another FPS after DUST 514 and Project Legion, which was abandoned by EVE Online developers. However, a new production of this genre is planned.

Watch Gameplay From StarCraft: Ghost - Blizzard's Cancelled Action Game

Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2020, 11:33

A gameplay from StarCraft: Ghost, the cancelled action adventure game set in the universe of the popular RTS, appeared on YouTube. The game was to launch on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.

Father of Gears of War Almost Made an Aliens Game

Adrian Werner, 11 February 2020, 14:22

Cliff Bleszinski, of Gears of War and LawBreakers fame, revealed that his studio, Boss Key Productions, was negotiating with Fox to develop a production based on the Aliens brand, in which we would control Newt, the character from the Aliens movie.

Blizzard Created a Prototype of Hearthstone VR

Konrad Serafinski, 28 January 2020, 12:50

One of the creators of Hearthstone revealed to PowerUp that the developers were working on a VR version of the game. In the end, the project was discontinued, but an interesting prototype has been created.

Watch Footage From the Cancelled The Last of Us Animation

Agnes Adamus, 24 January 2020, 21:06

A footage from the animated adaptation of The Last of Us have been uploaded to the web. This short animation was supposed to be a link between the two games of the series. However, Sony decided to abandon the project.

Gameplay Mechanics of Cancelled Portal Prequel in Action

Adrian Werner, 04 January 2020, 19:30

LunchHouse Software received the source code of F-STOP, a cancelled project which was to be the prequel for the first Portal, from Valve. Thanks to this, the devs could prepare a video showing the mechanics of the cancelled game.

Fan-made Red Dead Redemption Remaster on PC Gets C&Ded For Good

Adrian Werner, 29 December 2019, 14:22

Take-Two Interactive sued the creator of Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project. This forced him to cancel the fan-made remaster, which was supposed to enable us to play an improved version of the first RDR on PC.

Ubisoft Montreal Cancels a Secret Project After 3 Years of Production

Konrad Serafinski, 21 December 2019, 20:24

Ubisoft Montreal cancelled a large unannounced project that it had worked on for three years. The information comes from the studio's programmer, who was involved in the game and shared his thoughts on Twitter.

Identity of P.T.'s Protagonist Confirmed

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 December 2019, 23:08

Lance McDonald made another discovery in P.T. He managed to confirm who is the main character in the demo of the would-be horror game from Hideo Kojima.

End of PlanetSide Arena - Devs Announce Server Shutdown

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 December 2019, 20:44

Daybreak Game Company has informed about the planned shutdown of PlanetSide Arena servers. The spin-off of a series of futuristic shooters will do dark after just four months in early access.

In the Valley of Gods Suspended; Devs Will Help With Half-Life Alyx

Adrian Werner, 04 December 2019, 10:36

Work on In the Valley of Gods, the new adventure game from the devs of Firewatch, has been suspended. Currently, Campo Santo team members are helping Valve with projects such as Half-Life: Alyx and Dota Underlords.

Diablo 2 Remaster Cancelled As Devs Have Allegedly Lost Source Code

Bebop, 18 November 2019, 22:26

Diablo II Remaster will probably never come from a corrupt source code. The devs of the original talked about the problem they encountered in developing the second installment of the iconic hack'n'slash series.

Leak: Superman Game was in Production in 2014

Paul Wozniak, 11 November 2019, 22:52

According to the information provided by Tweak Town, a new game starring Superman (titled Unborn) was being created in 2014, but Warner Bros. canceled it, because the engine that powered it did not allow for the creation of a proper flight mechanic.

1666 Amsterdam is the New Game From Ancestors The Humankind Odyssey Dev?

Bart Swiatek, 31 October 2019, 12:31

Developer Patrice Désilets suggested that his next project might be 1666: Amsterdam. The said action adventure game was abandoned a few years ago and its central role is to be played by the Devil with a big „D”.

NBA Live 20 Cancelled as Fifth Such Case in Last Decade

Milosz Szubert, 30 October 2019, 14:12

Electronic Arts has announced that NBA Live 20 will not be available on the market. This is the fifth time in the last 10 years, when it was decided not to release another installment of the basketball simulator from EA Sports.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes Put on Hold; Baldur's Gate 3 Gets Priority

Christian Pieniazek, 15 October 2019, 18:39

Larian Studios and Logic Artists have announced that they have stopped working on Divinity: Fallen Heroes. Both teams now intend to focus on their own projects, headed by Baldur's Gate III and the third part of the Expeditions series.

Godus - Player Spends 4 Years Publishing „Dev Inactivity Reports”

Agnes Adamus, 07 October 2019, 21:57

The work on Godus by Peter Molyneux was stopped a long time ago without any further information. User totallyTim did not like that and has been regularly publishing a „report on inactivity of devs” on Steam for the last 4 years, including the dates of the latest updates of the would-be God simulator.

Take-Two Took Down Fan-made Red Dead Redemption Remaster for PC

Adrian Werner, 10 September 2019, 10:08

Thanks to Take-Two Interactive's intervention, work on Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project - an unofficial remaster of the first RDR, created with PCs in mind - was suspended.

Co-designer of Night In The Woods was Laid off on Charges of Violence

Julia Dragovic, 29 August 2019, 20:14

Alec Holowka, co-designer of Night In The Woods, was laid off. This is Infinite Fall's reaction to Zoë Quinn's tweets in which the woman claims that the developer used psychological and physical violence against her. The studio has also cancelled one of its unannounced projects.

Minecraft: Super Duper Graphics Pack Update Cancelled

Bart Swiatek, 13 August 2019, 14:46

This is the end of Super Duper Graphics Pack - an ambitious, free DLC for Minecraft, which was supposed to change the graphic design of the old production. Mojang Studio has announced the cancellation of this project.

Cancelled Story Expansions to GTA 5: Trevor and... Zombie Apocalypse?

Bart Swiatek, 24 July 2019, 15:52

GTA V was to receive three story expansions, presenting, among others, Trevor's later fate and the story of a zombie apocalypse in Los Santos. The expansions were cancelled due to the success of GTA Online, and the content created for them was used in the updates for this online mode.

Blizzard's Ex-CEO: We Cancel 50% of Games we Start Working on

Bart Swiatek, 27 June 2019, 23:28

Mike Morhaime, former CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, revealed at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona that his former company is cancelling half of the projects they team is starting to create. The reasons why productions are abandoned are sometimes very different.

Lumberyard Engine Responsible For Trouble in Amazon Games Studio

Adrian Werner, 18 June 2019, 15:25

Things are bad in Amazon Game Studios. Several dozen employees were laid off and unannounced projects were cancelled. One of the main reasons for these problems is the Lumberyard engine.

Blizzard Cancelled StarCraft FPS; Overwatch 2 in the Works?

Bart Swiatek, 07 June 2019, 13:19

Blizzard Entertainment worked behind the scenes on a shooter set in the universe of the famous StarCraft RTS series. The project was cancelled after two years of development. The team wants to focus on Diablo 4 and the continuation of Overwatch.

Skyrim Together - Fan-Funded Mod May Not be Completed

Bart Swiatek, 27 April 2019, 23:19

Modders working on the Skyrim Together project - which enriches Bethesda's classic title with a multiplayer mode - may never finish working on their work. This modification is financed by community donations.

Former Obsidian Dev on Cancelled KotOR 3

Jakub Mirowski, 14 April 2019, 16:54

Chris Avellone revealed the ideas his former studio, Obsidian Entertainment, had for Knights of the Old Republic 3. The players missed a pursuit of for Darth Revan and battles with the ancient Sith lords.

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Removed from Steam, Console Versions Cancelled [Update]

Adrian Werner, 27 February 2019, 16:12

Skybound Entertainment has broken the deal with Stabreeze. As a result, the console versions of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead have been canceled. What's more, the planned expansions for the PC version may be affected.

No Titanfall 3 – at Least for Now

Adrian Werner, 05 February 2019, 10:14

Respawn Entertainment officially informed that no Titanfall 3 is being developed currently.

Pioneer lives after all

Agnes Adamus, 31 January 2019, 13:14

Pioneer – the yet unannounced non-violent space exploration game from Ubisoft – was said to be canceled. Turns out it's not exactly true.

Screenwriter of Rogue One criticizes recent Star Wars game cancellation

Konrad Serafinski, 21 January 2019, 12:01

The news about cancellation of a game set in the Star Wars world created by EA Vancouver has been widely spread throughout the industry. The discussion was joined by Gary Whitta, scriptwriter of the Star Wars: Rogue One.

Ubisoft cancels Pioneer even before the official announcement

Agnes Adamus, 16 January 2019, 13:07

Ubisoft's ex-creative director has revealed in a Tweet that the so-called project Pioneer was canceled. The thing is, the game was never officially announced.

EA cancels yet another Star Wars game, report says

Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2019, 12:02

EA Vancouver's Project Orca, a game set in the Star Wars universe, was canceled, according to insider info.

Skytorn - project from creators of Celeste gets cancelled

Konrad Serafinski, 31 December 2018, 11:24

We have some bad news from the creators of Celeste. The authors of great indie hit of 2018 decided to delete the project they worked on for many years.

Prototypes of Mortal Kombat fanmade remake leaked

Milosz Szubert, 19 December 2018, 12:18

Development versions of Mortal Kombat fanmade remake are available for download. Project was officially canceled after the dispute with Warner Bros.

Fortnite is killing Unreal Tournament

Bart Swiatek, 05 December 2018, 14:24

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games studio, which developed games like Fortnite and Unreal Tournament, announced that the latter will be suspended for now. The reason for this is the extraordinary popularity of the first game.

Dead Space 4 would've been huge and diverse, former developer says

Mathias Zulpo, 17 July 2018, 12:51

An open world, customizable spaceships, and Necromorphs creepier and faster than ever – that’s part of what players could've expected from Dead Space 4. If only it hadn't been shut down.

Valve may have been working on a four-player fantasy action game

luckie, 25 September 2017, 14:47

An ex-Valve artist posted a bunch of art suggesting that the company have been working on a four-player fantasy action game. However, that project is most likely dead.

Game of Thrones from Telltale put on hold

luckie, 30 August 2017, 08:39

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Season Two won't be released any time soon. Telltale Games is giving the series a break and focusing on other projects.

Might & Magic Showdown will be shut down by the end of this month

luckie, 12 July 2017, 14:46

Ubisoft is terminating the development of Might & Magic Showdown. The tactical PvP combat arena game with virtual figurines will be officially closed by the end of July.

Red Dead Redemption GTA V mod taken down by Take-Two

luckie, 24 April 2017, 14:27

Desperate to see Red Dead Redemption on PC, fans have been creating a mod that would port the mod into GTA V. Unfortunatelly, Take-Two didn't like that idea.

The Bard's Tale original trilogy remaster unlikely to happen [Update: "It will" says dev]

luckie, 14 February 2017, 12:39

Until now The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter backers hoped to get the remastered versions of the original trilogy. Unfortunately, there may be a problem with that, as the publisher believes the works on the project have stopped.

Feargus Urquhart: Black Isle studio worked on Fallout 3 at the end of the ‘90s

Jakub Mirowski, 30 January 2017, 15:14

Feargus Urquhart, co-founder and CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, has reminisced about his time in Black Isle in IGN’s interview. The legendary developer revealed that this team started working on Fallout 3 right after the release of the second installment.

The missing Warcraft adventure game released for free

luckie, 12 September 2016, 12:47

Canceled 18 years ago, Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans has finally been released, or rather leaked online. The near-complete version of the game has been shared for free by a Scrolls of Lore forum user.

Silent Hills-inspired Allison Road back on tracks

luckie, 23 August 2016, 11:35

Here's good news for all those in mourning after the cancellation of Silent Hills-inspired game Allison Road. The works on the game have been resumed by its original developer.

BattleCry put on hold

Mathias Zulpo, 09 August 2016, 14:41

BattleCry, BattleCry Studios’arena-based multiplayer shooter, is no longer in development – at least for now. Its production has been halted and will have to wait until the developer has finished dealing with other projects.

Whore of the Orient apparently cancelled

Meehow, 24 June 2016, 19:05

Whore of the Orient, the next game from the creators of L.A. Noire’s, is apparently cancelled according to what its producer said.

ReROLL now officially cancelled; little compensation given to backers

Meehow, 21 June 2016, 16:32

ReROLL has been officially cancelled due to lack of funding and failure to find a publisher. People who have backed the project are being given free copies of BIOS, an FPS title in Steam Early Access.

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria is now Champions of Anteria, but Settlers franchise isn't done yet

luckie, 21 April 2016, 16:16

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria is not coming out. However, the game is not dead – it just transformed into Champions of Anteria instead. Along with the new title comes a gameplay shift towards tactical RPG.