11. Coded Arms Assault
Coded Arms Assault was a first person shooter exclusively for the PlayStation 3 by Konami. Featuring randomly generated environments and support for up to 16 player online matches, Coded Arms Assault could have been Sony’s best shooter. No reason was given as to why this game was canned. But oh well.
12. Project Offset
If there is one game which saddens me to see go, its Project Offset. Project Offset was one of the games that according to me gave a new direction to first person shooters. Set in a fantasy world and featuring some of the best visuals (well the game looks stunning even now), Project Offset was on my most anticipated list, but now it’s in my cancelled list. Apparently things went awry when Intel took over the company and they cancelled the project stating, “recent changes in our product roadmap.”
Catalyst was an upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 action featuring some dude using daggers and tools to take out men with guns. Could have been an interesting concept…an alternate world to Assassins Creed, may be?
14. Darkwatch 2
Darkwatch 2 could have been a great sequel to the 2005 DarkWatch and was due on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but for some odd reason the project did not take off and the game was canned. In order to pitch a publisher, a demo was shown at GDC 2006. You can check the video below.
Game developers Grin had plans on making a spin off to the Final Fantasy named Fortress. But the studio closed its doors in 2009. This is what Grin had to say: “It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors. This as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable cashflow situation. Looking back at twelve years of games, titles such as Ballistics, Bandits, GRAW 1 & 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Wanted: Weapons of Fate, Terminator: Salvation, Bionic Commando and our unreleased masterpiece that we weren’t allowed to finish; it has been a great ride.”