Game news 13 years later, we learned of a canceled Call of Duty game. However, at the time, his concept would have been a huge success
While Steam has announced that it will launch 14,000 games in 2023 on its service, video games are certainly seeing amazing dynamism. However, while layoffs have been increasing for several weeks, how many projects will never see the light of day?
While more and more of us are interested in video games and their past (whether through websites, magazines, streaming on YouTube, Twitch, etc.), this is not happening. Not a week goes by without an amazing discovery being made. We recently learned that Clockwork Knight 2 on Saturn includes, in its data, the first episode of the same license. Some have also discovered demos that allow access to all content with the simple touch of a button! Video games are rich in secrets, and we are far from being at the end of our surprises. These discoveries are fun, especially since the games in question have been completed and marketed. But there are less entertaining stories…
Unfortunately, it regularly happens that abandoned games are discovered. Sometimes this is limited to prototypes and can only be played at an embryonic level of development, but it also sometimes happens that titles are completely finished… but never saw the light of day commercially! Examples abound, and if these discoveries are great for video game enthusiasts, We can't help but think of those developers who worked for months on unfinished business. This applies to all generations and all manufacturers. Taken together, we can cite Half-Life Blue Shift or Propeller Arena on Dreamcast, Star Fox 2 on Super Nintendo, Thrill Kill on PlayStation, Battletoads The Arcade Game on Game Boy, etc.
Call of duty abandoned?
We've just learned that Activision has been working for months on a Call of Duty game mixed with zombies. This title, which was intended to be a multiplayer game marred by microtransactions, ultimately never saw the light of day. What's even more worrying is that we're talking about a development that has spanned almost 8 months, which is a big deal. It was Insider Gaming that discovered the information on the Linkedin profile of a Raven developer. In the Parallel of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023) and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision planned on a zombie base, but this was the finalization of the projected history that made the project tombstone. water. Later, the license underwent extensions from the horror genre, but this once again shows that not all projects succeed. Inevitably, when a situation like this occurs, it is bound to be heartbreaking for designers. This is something that should never be forgotten when evaluating work.
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