Cryptic previously worked on a Jurassic World title

    
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File this one under “Did you know?”: One of Cryptic’s previous projects was an aborted Jurassic World game that it ended up cancelling last year with the closing of its Seattle studio.

From the description, the game was made to capitalize on last summer’s blockbuster and would have been some sort of survival game. Players would have controlled characters in a third-person view and would be pitted against famous film dinos such as Gallimimus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and Baryonyx. Some of the assets include animations and renders of Chris Pratt’s character, and scuttlebutt has it that the game would have skewed into the multiplayer survival genre.

The Jurassic World title was never officially announced, although it had been in development for a while. It was built using the Unreal Engine 4 with a mind to release across several digital platforms, including Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live.

Cryptic Studios’ website has long had a mention of a “top secret” game in development, although this could just be a generic placeholder or an indication of a different game. “Our Top Secret work represents our continued commitment to diversify and reach beyond the boundaries of traditional MMORPG gaming. We can’t wait to show you more!” the studio posted.

Source: Jurassic WorldNeoGAF, Game Rant, All That’s Epic. Thanks to The Grand Nagus for the tip!
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SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Vagrant Zero Karl_Hungus *sees profile pic* Checks out.

Hravik
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Hravik

tobascodagama Basically this.

melissaheather
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CastagereShaikura My first 20 minutes playing ARK I saw a 3 way battle that just took my breath away – this 14, 15 foot tall Carnotaurus lumbered out of the woods and up this little hillside and menaced 2 Triceratops.  They scuttled away to opposite sides and the repeatedly rammed and gored the carnotaurus from both sides.   After a quick and violent struggle they backed off and the carnotaurus bellowed and fell to the ground and bled out from six or eight big holes.   I realized my mouth was hanging open when I noticed my mouth felt dry…

And yes you can tame them :)

melissaheather
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melissaheather

handcuffs?  /s
;)

Coffee, Please
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Coffee, Please

CastagereShaikura
So there’s this game, ARK, that I think you should look into.

Scarecrowe
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Cryptic hasn’t come out with much in the last decade or so that wasn’t garbage. From my perspective, they were a one-hit wonder with City of Heroes and haven’t made anything better than a B-side since.  Honestly, a Jurassic MMO doesn’t interest me but I haven’t played anything in the last couple of years that I really enjoyed past a month or two.  I’d give it a try if it didn’t come from Cryptic or Trion though.

Styopa
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Styopa

Man, does that sound DULL.

Killing big lizards….and then some more big lizards.  Whups, a big lizard escaped!  Protect people from… big lizards.  Look out, flying big lizard attack!

tobascodagama
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Considering it’s Cryptic, I assume the game would have consisted entirely of daily quests, with massive costs for all of the upgrades that realistically can only be obtained in a reasonable amount of time by spending real money.

Fortunately, the LEGO Jurassic World game was really good, so we can all just play that instead.

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001728/: [to Quark] It was a stroke of brilliance to open a bar so close to a stable wormhole. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0905998/: Why, he didn’t even know the wormhole existed! 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001728/: That’s what makes it so impressive.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Huxys ARK sounded like this in the beginning, now it’s a mash of everything.