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20th Aug '16 8:44:00 PM RAMChYLD
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* Creator/BullfrogProductions was working on several games that were cancelled: ''Creation'', ''Dungeon Keeper 3: War for the Overworld'', ''Genesis: The Hand of God'', ''The Indestructibles'', ''Theme Movie Studio'', ''Theme Resort'', and ''Void Star''.

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* Creator/BullfrogProductions was working on several games that were cancelled: cancelled due to Creator/ElectronicArts buying them up: ''Creation'', ''Dungeon Keeper 3: War for the Overworld'', ''Genesis: The Hand of God'', ''The Indestructibles'', ''Theme Movie Studio'', ''Theme Resort'', and ''Void Star''.
20th Aug '16 8:38:58 PM Schismatism
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* An example which specifically starts out meta and goes on from there, in-universe: ''VideoGame/TheMagicCircle'' is a game about the titular game, 'The Magic Circle', which has been in development for so long, and gone through [[DevelopmentHell so many iterations and changes]], ''all while being [[HypeBacklash constantly hyped]]'', that [[GeniusLoci the game itself]] starts to [[RageAgainstTheHeavens rebel against its creators.]]
20th Aug '16 7:04:24 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', as disclosed in E3 2013. Originally named ''Final Fantasy Versus XIII'', it was announced as a part of the eventually named ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' saga alongside ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' at E3 2006, but changed enough over the years that it was made a separate title entirely (though still a part of Fabula Nova, as briefly shown at the beginning of the trailer, the tagline at the end implies Noctis will have his own saga). Actual discernible information on the game for a long time after 2006 was very sparse, and up until early 2010, trailers for it only contained CG and cutscene footage. The game languished for so long that Noctis' ''costume'' hadn't even been finalised until some time in late 2009. Development picked up after the release of ''FF XIII'', and really got into gear after its team, also a part of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise, fully switched over to it around 2011. Though originally slated for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in those 7 years, its move to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 was confirmed in the same announcement. Its development time has made it the most delayed Final Fantasy game so far. It's currently scheduled for a release date of September 2016, over ''a decade'' after it was first announced.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', as disclosed in E3 2013. Originally named ''Final Fantasy Versus XIII'', it was announced as a part of the eventually named ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' saga alongside ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' at E3 2006, but changed enough over the years that it was made a separate title entirely (though still a part of Fabula Nova, as briefly shown at the beginning of the trailer, the tagline at the end implies Noctis will have his own saga). Actual discernible information on the game for a long time after 2006 was very sparse, and up until early 2010, trailers for it only contained CG and cutscene footage. The game languished for so long that Noctis' ''costume'' hadn't even been finalised until some time in late 2009. Development picked up after the release of ''FF XIII'', and really got into gear after its team, also a part of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise, fully switched over to it around 2011. Though originally slated for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in those 7 years, its move to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 was confirmed in the same announcement. Its development time has made it the most delayed Final Fantasy game so far. It's currently scheduled for a release date of September 2016, over ''a decade'' after it was first announced. And then it was announced that the release would be delayed to 29 November 2016 to allow the developers to further polish the game.
15th Aug '16 6:47:03 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' spent five years in development at Black Isle studios, and was almost at a releasable stage in development, when Interplay went belly-up in 2003 and closed Black Isle down. BethesdaSoftworks eventually acquired the rights to develop the game for a late 2008 release, but opted to begin entirely from scratch, meaning that Black Isle's "[[VideoGame/FalloutVanBuren Van Buren]]" version of the game will likely never see the light of day, outside of the leaked tech demo that the ''Fallout'' community began distributing in 2007.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' spent five years in development at Black Isle studios, and was almost at a releasable stage in development, when Interplay went belly-up in 2003 and closed Black Isle down. BethesdaSoftworks Creator/BethesdaSoftworks eventually acquired the rights to develop the game for a late 2008 release, but opted to begin entirely from scratch, meaning that Black Isle's "[[VideoGame/FalloutVanBuren Van Buren]]" version of the game will likely never see the light of day, outside of the leaked tech demo that the ''Fallout'' community began distributing in 2007.



* Both attempts [[http://www.50yearsofkimba.com/videogamestory.html to make a video game for]] ''VideoGame/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' were eventually canceled.

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* Both attempts [[http://www.50yearsofkimba.com/videogamestory.html to make a video game for]] ''VideoGame/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' ''WesternAnimation/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' were eventually canceled.



* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet HUB'', a free-to-play installment in the ''[=LittleBigPlanet=]'' series, was announced back in 2013. Whenever [[WordOfGod Steven Isbell]] was asked about it, he responded that the team was working on the Detective Comics DLC (in 2013) or [=LittleBigPlanet=] 3 (in 2014) or that there was just no new info. Content from that game later appeared in [=LBP3's=] Seaside Surprise DLC in 2016, making it highly unlikely that the game is still being worked on.

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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet HUB'', a free-to-play installment in the ''[=LittleBigPlanet=]'' series, was announced back in 2013. Whenever [[WordOfGod Steven Isbell]] was asked about it, he responded that the team was working on the Detective Comics Creator/DetectiveComics DLC (in 2013) or [=LittleBigPlanet=] 3 (in 2014) or that there was just no new info. Content from that game later appeared in [=LBP3's=] Seaside Surprise DLC in 2016, and the Challenges feature that was set to make an appearance in ''HUB'' was added to [=LBP3=] in an update, making it highly unlikely that the game is still being worked on.a thing.
13th Aug '16 11:35:40 PM Lirodon
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* ''Neon FM Dance Radio'' was first unveiled as an arcade dance game. It had a unique pad layout with five buttons, but arranged in a ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'' styled "piano key" layout (two rows, two on top and three on bottom). It also contained a song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT6fXdYpJuQ Girlz Buttz]]", which is self-explanatory. The team had a distribution deal planned with Betson, and unveiled a playable prototype cabinet at a release party. But then, ''[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA]]'' was announced soon afterward, which also had a distribution deal with Betson, and the game quietly vanished. In 2014, the game re-surfaced, but rebooted into a ''VideoGame/PopNMusic''-esque redemption game. The aforementioned "Girlz Buttz" song crossed over onto an [[VideoGame/PumpItUp spin-off of a certain other dance game with 5 panels that has infinite potential]], as part of a patch released in 2016.

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* ''Neon FM Dance Radio'' was first unveiled as an arcade dance game. It had a unique pad layout with five buttons, but arranged in a ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'' styled "piano key" layout (two rows, two on top and three on bottom). It also contained a song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT6fXdYpJuQ Girlz Buttz]]", which is self-explanatory. The team had a distribution deal planned with Betson, and unveiled a playable prototype cabinet at a release party. But then, ''[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA]]'' was announced soon afterward, which also had a distribution deal with Betson, and the game quietly vanished. In 2014, the game re-surfaced, but rebooted into a ''VideoGame/PopNMusic''-esque redemption game. The aforementioned "Girlz Buttz" song crossed over onto an [[VideoGame/PumpItUp spin-off of a certain other dance game with 5 panels that has infinite potential]], as part of a patch released ''VideoGame/PumpItUp Infinity'' in 2016.a 2016 patch, though.
11th Aug '16 10:02:23 AM BiffJr
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* e-Ink and OLED have been in and out of the tech hype cycle since the '90s, and only reached production use in the late '00s, with both still limited to fairly niche markets.
11th Aug '16 9:34:16 AM BiffJr
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** For that matter, many of the online tools for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition (Especially the online game table app) have still not been released, despite advertising that they would be bundled with 4th edition on release in 2008.

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** For that matter, many of the online tools for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition (Especially the online game table app) have still not been released, despite advertising that they would be bundled with 4th edition on release in 2008.[[note]]Wizards of the coast are partnering with roll20.net for D&D on the tabletop. now.[[/note]]
9th Aug '16 4:12:17 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet HUB'', a SpinOff of the main ''[=LittleBigPlanet=]'' series that was announced back in 2013. There hasn't been any news about it since.

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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet HUB'', a SpinOff of free-to-play installment in the main ''[=LittleBigPlanet=]'' series that series, was announced back in 2013. There hasn't been any news Whenever [[WordOfGod Steven Isbell]] was asked about it, he responded that the team was working on the Detective Comics DLC (in 2013) or [=LittleBigPlanet=] 3 (in 2014) or that there was just no new info. Content from that game later appeared in [=LBP3's=] Seaside Surprise DLC in 2016, making it since.highly unlikely that the game is still being worked on.
30th Jul '16 7:12:08 PM Pinokio
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** A ''Fallout'' top-down shooter was being developed for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation by [[Creator/InterplayEntertainment Interplay]], along with a UsefulNotes/PlayStation port of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''.
** ''Fallout Online'' was to be developed by [[Creator/InterplayEntertainment Interplay]]. The rights were transferred to Creator/{{Bethesda}}, and it was eventually cancelled in 2012, though through crowdfunding it may be turned into a strategy RPG.
25th Jul '16 3:44:11 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge 2'' has reportedly been languishing in development hell since 2008. It was revealed then that the original game was only the first part of a planned trilogy, and less than a year later, ElectronicArts confirmed that the sequel was in full production. Since then, various announcements have popped up online every few months, usually with one or more EA executives or developer staff members saying the game is being worked on. Yet, more than one prototype for the game was scrapped by the publisher, and despite the dev industry generally knowing the game is in development at DICE, there's been no announcement for months as to the overall status of the game. Rumors suggest that the game is being pushed for a next-gen release on the Frostbite 2 engine.
** Reportedly, it's been put on hold until DICE finish Battlefield 4.
** A new teaser trailer for the game was shown off at E3 2013, with the official word being that 'it's coming when ready'.
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