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The Deep [XBOX 360 / PS3 – Prototype]

The Deep was a prototype developed by French development studio Darkworks during 2009 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Started after finishing their contract with Ubisoft for I Am Alive, The Deep was pitched to various publishers. In 2010 it was used to present Darkworks’ stereoscopic 3D technology for next-generation consoles.

After The Deep, Darkworks worked on other prototypes including Black Death and Prodigies.

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Vanquish [X360 PS3 – Beta]

Vanquish is a third-person shooter created by Platinum Games for the Ps3/Xbox 360 that was released in 2010. In his blog , Shinji Mikami made some posts with many info about the development of the game:

  • Vanquish was originally a more open-ended game: we had to search and destroy enemy bases.
  • In the beginning there was much more emphasis on hand-to-hand combat, because Mikami wanted to reproduce the fighting scenes of the anime Casshern.
  • Sam’s suit was supposed to be empty and alternately controlled from distance by three pilots.  One of them had the ability to fly, while the other two were specialized respectively in shooting and melee combat.
  • The main character could have used a robot dog (see the video below).

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G [Xbox – Cancelled]

G is a cancelled multi-player hover-bike racer for the original Xbox, in development at FASA Studios (Shadowrun, Crimson Skies) from late 2002 till late 2003. It’s possible that the project was canned because they had to switch time and resources to finish Mechassault 2. Sadly only a video remains from G, preserved below to remember the existence of this interesting game.

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Gun Loco [Xbox 360 – Cancelled]

Gun Loco is a cancelled third person shooter / action game that was in development by Square Enix for the Xbox 360. Players would have took the role of a series of crazy criminals in a prison-planet with no guards, in which they had to fight against each other to survive and take the power. In march 2011 Square Enix announced the cancellation of the project, but without an official reason for the decision. We can speculate that it was because of quality or economic problems.

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Come Midnight [Xbox 360 / PS3 – Cancelled]

Come Midnight is a cancelled adventure / survival horror game that was in development by People Can Fly for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, before being bought by Epic. We don’t know much about this unreleased project made for THQ, but it seems that it was canceled in very advanced phase. If you worked on this and would like to help to preserve more info, screens or videos, send us an email!

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