15 Cancelled PlayStation 3 games that should have never been cancelled

Posted By | On 01st, Sep. 2010 Under Feature, Website | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

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Games getting canned are not a new thing. Games get canceled due to development hell, inability of game to meet publisher standards or in plain words, ‘ego’ differences.

But it really hurts me that some of these games had so much potential and they got canned for a ton of different reasons. We bring you 15 games on the PlayStation 3 that got canned. I am pretty much sure that you must have either forgotten many of these or have never heard about them. Check the list out.

1. The Fixer

The Fixer was a 3rd person action RPG under development at Climax for the Playstation 3. SCEE then terminated their publishing contract with them in 2006 which meant that the entire game had to be canned. Looked pretty slick though specially the way the main character uses the guns. Check the video below.

2. Killing Day

Killing Day was first shown to the public at Sony’s Press Conference at E3 2005. This first person shooter by Ubisoft featured a featured a swarthy, tattooed gangster firing his pistols like crazy. The game was unfortunately cancelled midway through the development. Interestingly in 2009, Ubisoft filed a trademark for Killing Day which kicked off rumors that the game might be in development again. Since then, there has been no update about the game.

3. Ubisoft’s Cancelled PS3 game

Ubisoft again! I hate you guys for cancelling great looking games! This cancelled PlayStation 3 exclusive game features a dude running around the streets of what looks like London. Featuring futuristic animations and visuals, this game could have been a stunner. Plus fighting against giant robots is a win-win situation for any gamer. But hey it seems like it was a lose-lose situation for Ubisoft.

4. Redwood Falls

Redwood Falls for the PlayStation 3 could have easily been the same as to what Alan Wake is to the Xbox 360. Redwood Falls was a FPS- Horror project that was under development by Kuju Entertainment in 2006. In order to get a publisher on board the development team prepared an impressive demo using the Unreal Engine. Unfortunately development on the game got stopped and no new publisher was interested in supporting the game. Another promising game thrown to the gutters!

5. Cancelled Factor 5 game

The developers of the infamous flop Lair (another PlayStation 3 exclusive) had another exclusive in development. It did not had a name but we have a concept art for you from the game. Looks like it got canned well before actual development on the game started. Did Sony lost trust in Factor 5 after Lair was declared as a commercial flop?

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  • Johnno

    You forgot EYEDENTIFY, shown for the PSEye showreel back in E3 2005 at Sony’s Press Conference. It was like Kinect’s Project Milo, only with secret agent anime girls and far more awesome! In fact practically all the things Microsoft envisioned for Project Natal were shown back in 2005 by Sony as conceptual videos for PS Eye. I guess the reason it was canned was because technology for such AI interactivity simply doesn’t exist at a level to be a fun experience, and I doubt Milo will fare anywhere better.

  • scott

    Your #3 cancelled ubisoft game wasn’t for the PS3. Its not even a real game but pre-render video that an artist who works at ubisoft made.

  • Johny 47

    I really hope Eight Days and The Getaway 3 are only on hold, they looked incredible at E3 2005.

    Darkwatch 2 hopefully should get a developer soon, I haven’t played the first but watched some vids and looks great.

    And 11. Coded Arms Assault was probably cancelled because of MAG =/

  • I see the reason why they canceled the Fixer cuz it played too generic:/

    Killing Day was badass, I guess they felt it was too over the top:/

    I definitely know why they stoped Red Wood, a game where as you wander about not killing anything:/

    Deep Rift…O_o

    8 Days, the animation is deeply crazy! From gameplay they used a track from Killzone 2. But to me the game looks like smokes and mirrors, though it’s still another generic 3rd person shooter but with awesome animation.

    War devil is not impressive! People only hyped it because it was a PS3 exclusive, and during that time PS3 lacked exclusive so they tried hyping it.

    Coded Arms Assault, so it was cancelled! I’ve been wondering about this game and wtf happened to it, damn it was cancelled:/

    It’s sure a shame that Darkwatch 2 was cancelled, first game was cool.

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  • blah blah blah

    I want ALL those games to be released… they all look so awesome. Pity they were cancelled. I hope they’re just in development hell, and that they will be released soon.

  • Drewseph

    The Fixer looks like it uses gun-kata from Equilibrium.

  • Fortress makes me cry to this very day. FFXII was the best game in the series, and I’ve always wanted a proper sequel to it.

    Just talking about it makes me want to cry again…

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  • d3v

    Technically, “Fortress” is still under development, just with another developer.

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  • Another awesome game that just got canceled is Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories. I just can’t believe they canceled it just because there was an earthquake in the exact same city where the game takes place…

  • The axing of Project Offset is IMO an appalling loss for the video game industry. Not only could its engine have revolutionized the current technological arena, but its premise and overall concept was also highly original, engaging and ambitious. Thanks for nothing, Intel…

  • Releasing games should be feasible, let’s not forget that it’s business and should have business sense, and be profitable and financially viable. That’s why some of these titles have never been released.


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