Sad History Of Cancelled Games: Silent Hills, Scalebound, And More
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Shelved and gone.
For one reason or another, games will get cancelled. Oftentimes we don't get to hear about many of gaming's most ill-fated projects, as they're often not revealed to the public. However, there are plenty of games that do get announced that are inevitably cancelled midway through production. Sometimes we find out why through official announcements or myriad rumors. Whether it's from not meeting the standards of publishers or just getting lost in development hell, some games often get the boot before they can even reach the hands of anxious gamers.
There are many unfortunate projects that have met untimely ends over the years, including the recently cancelled Breakaway and last year's Scalebound. And what's worse is that many of these cancelled games were highly anticipated. Cancellations for games like Silent Hills and Mega Man Legends 3 have spurred massive disappointment from fans. While other times, there were cancellations for games that simply fell by the wayside after their initial announcement.
Whether you were excited for any of the games we list in this feature or not, it's a bummer that these projects never made it to the finish line. From the most hotly anticipated cancelled games to the most obscure, here's a list of the most notable games that have been cancelled in the last few years and a detailed history on what they were.
Which game cancellation disappoints you the most? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check back often as we (sadly and inevitably) update this with more games. Otherwise, focus on happy thoughts and check out our in-depth galleries covering all the biggest PS4 exclusives, Xbox One exclusives, PC exclusives, and Switch exclusives coming in 2018.