Vaporware games you were looking forward to

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    Discuss with Bortz: Vaporware (or cancelled games)

    Are there any games that you have been watching for that never came to fruition? Something from an official from a big company that gets secretly suffocated in the dead of night or maybe a funded Kickstarter that ends up in limbo and never finished? I have a few that I would like to touch on and hear some of yours.

    The first 3 are relatively recent.
    Dreams for the PS4 that a lot of people that has seeming never really materialized. I have been kinda in the dark about this one till just about a year ago.


    Pavilion. I really don't know much about this game other than the isometric perspective. It looks very interesting but I have no idea what they mean by a "4th person" game. Maybe that means I just get to watch on you-tube without ever getting to play it.


    Miegakure Now this one is the most interesting to me. Its a 4th dimensional shifting game. I don't know enough about it to even accurately describe the game but it looks really really neat. If we ever get it...


    Space Tycoon (Wii) I remember this game getting a few write ups in Nintendo Power back in 2007. I thought the concept looked like a lot of fun. Years later I remembered the game but never saw it on shelves. Come to find out it was canceled.
     
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    Monster Tale Ultimate
    The fangame formerly known as Mother 4

    ...But maybe they'll still happen some day?
     
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    Still waiting for Soul Saga to finally be finished, I backed the crowdfunding campaign, guy's been working really hard on the game until recently but as of right now it's in limbo due to personal problems.
     
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    That's the thing about vaporware though, right? It could still happen!
     
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    I always wished the second Call of Cthulhu game, Destiny's End, from Headfirst came out. I know a lot of people shit on DCotE but I really like that game.



    Also not sure if this counts, but the Resident Evil 4 prototype, aka 3.5, JESUS FUCKING SHIT I want that so bad. It makes me really depressed when I think about what we could have had instead of a soulless shooter.


    Oh, and that Star Wars game that EA or Disney or whoever the fuck it was cancelled. 1313 or whatever. That looked pretty cool. I miss good Star Wars games. Jedi Knight 2 and Academy <3


    Edit: Forgot Silent Hills. That'd be cool. At least we got Visage, and Alison Road is coming up.
     
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    dreams isnt vaporware the, beta is supposed to come this year
     
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    Tiberium
    Prey 2
    Half Life 3

    I'm sure there's more, but that's what comes to mind.
     
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    Scalebound is all that immediately comes to mind. I'd say FF7r, but I actually don't want it to ever come out.
     
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    Cube World. Was a voxel-based 3D open world adventure RPG that started development in like 2011 or 2012 that looked quite promising at the time. An alpha did get released in 2013 that had some of the basic mechanics down (which might not make it count as Vaporware?), but the alpha hadn't been updated since it's release, and the dev has only posted sporadic updates on dev progress on Twitter and such since then. His most recent post regarding progress on the game was in 2017, which was promising, but once again still no release or anything, so might as well be considered vaporware at this point.

    The alpha for the game was actually quite good, too, at least IMO. It's a shame the dev didn't push updates to the alpha, cuz I totally would've sunk a ton of time into the game based on what he's shown so far.
     
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    I wanted this game to happen so badly!
     
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    Dreams will have a beta this month (I hope it's an open beta, not a subscription only).
    I follow all their live streaming each month.
    https://www.twitch.tv/media_molecule/videos

    I recommend you watch some audio and logic presentation streams):



    but I agree, so far it has been only streams and information for years. no release yet.


    As for another vaporware, I'll add Wild (from Michel Ancel/UbisoftWild sheep). He still says "don't worry, I'm working on it".
     
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    I remember seeing this a while ago. It's a neat concept but I feel a few time points/ages (instead of a fully continuous 4th dimension) would work just as well, and be way easier both to implement and to navigate in-game. But I have to admit this looks way better.
     
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    Veho, I cant say that i disagree. I think at this point I am more curious and hope that we just get to play the game someday.
    I thought of a few more.

    PT-This on is faily popular I think. This is the lost Hideo Kojima game released on PSN and then pulled from the store.


    Unsung Story- This one stings a bit for me. This is the kickstarter game promised by the people who made Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre. They promised to breathe new life into a dead genre. The money was squandered and what we were shown (years into development) was a pvp kinda mess with no story. I think about a year ago, Unsung Story was bankrupt and taken over by a lesser known studio "Little Orbit". The game is still in development, but it seems like it is still a very long way off, at the very very least.
     
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    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit 2

    It wasn't exactly cancelled but the ending of the first one hinted a sequel was coming. Still waiting.
     
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    Half life 2 episode 3. Or half life 3...whatever continues/finishes up that plot that HL2 and the expansions set up.

    Also...since fortnite became a runaway success, epic has all but abandoned that Unreal Tournament reboot.
     
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    Mother 4. While the game wasn't without controversy, and some people were complaining about how the game had the "audacity" to call itself a sequel to Mother 3, I was genuinely interested in the game and its style, and wanted to see how it would develop.

    Megaman Legends 3 and Rockman Online are also worth a mention. Hopefully Megaman 11 breaks the rut the series seems to have been in the last few years.
     
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    Descent III

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