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Those game could have been successful

Special: 10 discontinued games that we would have liked to play

Many a game has been discarded when publishers tightened their belts. PC Games Hardware introduces ten discontinued titles that should definitely have been made in our opinion.



Just like on any other market the video game sector is based on the principle of profit-making. Thus it is not surprising, that the development of many promising games has been stopped. There are a lot of reasons for those decisions: The most common causes are nevertheless financial or technical problems. Games are also discontinued because the (independent) development studio is bankrupt and no other publisher was to take the project.

PC Games Hardware rummaged through the archives and introduces ten games which had a lot of potential but had been cut by the publisher in the end. Some of the titles might have become a blockbuster or could have introduced a new gameplay experience. Among the games we listed are Warcraft Adventures, Fallout 3 (Original), dungeon Keeper 3, Starcraft Ghost and of course Duke Nukem Forever.

Which game do you miss in our assembly? Tell us in the comments if there are games that you would have bought if they had ever hit the market.

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Author: Mario Riemann (Sep 03, 2009)






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erek Re: Special: 10 discontinued games that we would have liked to play
Junior Member
05.09.2009 20:35
Yep they have their website up and running they are not dead but as I pointed out before the game is in a limbo, the videos show most of the game engine is up and running considering when they first showed us these videos the actual game should have been released by now. But after intel acquired them there was no actual release date in sight.

Remember, the DNF developers still claim their game is not dead and release few screenies/videos from time to time but we all know they are just dragging their feet as they have been all these years.

Project Offset is not officially announced dead but there is no progress and/or news about a release date either.

They were intending to release a full game not just an engine. In their videos they talk about it as an epic fantasy game.

The Project Offset engine looks so amazing. The reason Intel bought their company is probably to use the developers abilities to help with Intel's GPU project Larabee.
haplo Re: Special: 10 discontinued games that we would have liked to play
Member
05.09.2009 13:20
I know what u guys mean by Alan Wake. Almost washed my hands off it too. But they finally unsealed their lips. If i'm not mistaken, we're looking at a Q1 '10 release.

Project Offset? This is the first time i'm readin bout it. Doesnt look dead if u go the official site. Gotta say, the videos there do look amazing.
ruyven_macaran Re: Special: 10 discontinued games that we would have liked to play
Super Moderator
05.09.2009 01:41
Auqamark(1) used the same "Krass"-Engine as Aquanox and an underwater-setting, thats right.
But gameplay was a no-story-no-style fpshooter, nothing comparable to archimedian dynasty/schleichfahrt.
I actually deinstalled it after about 2 hours of playing and 'till today don't feel like taking a second peek. (unlike SF, thats bound to be replayed, when I finally find the time to get a retro-machine running)

And so far, I have met no one, who thinks otherwise. I once saw both side by side in a store - with Aquanox carrying the lower price tag. That's about all, that's to say abouth a "successor", that arrived half a decade later.

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