The Daily Grind: Do you carry a torch for any MMOs that were killed in development?

    
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Maybe I’m alone on this, but the more I examine MMO history, the more it troubles me how many potentially great games never even got a chance to launch. There have been so many promising titles over the years that, for various reasons, were killed off in development prior to release.

I would have absolutely loved to have seen what Project Copernicus would have become, especially with the talent behind it. It kills me that I’ll never be able to play Ultima X Odyssey. And let’s face it, Privateer Online might have actually delivered the satisfying space experience that Star Citizen’s been promising for years now.

Do you carry a torch for any unreleased MMOs that met an early end in the development phase? What do you imagine might have happened if those games launched?

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Chad

I still miss what could have been with World of Darkness. It would have been great if CCP were able to create the game that they were trying to. But it just wasn’t meant to be.

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mysecretid

Sony’s The Agency — an action-adventure espionage MMORPG.

I’m still surprised no one has tried to do a spy-themed MMORPG since.

Ah, what might have been!

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Vicarious Fan

Everquest Next had so much potential

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John Buczek

Hero’s Song

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Celestia

My first MMO heart break. Would love to have played it. https://youtu.be/BXpnAs8Z9g4?t=10s

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Fenna

Imperium.

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Cadaver

Climax’s Warhammer Online.

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Vicarious Fan

you do know it was going to be PVE only right? and only 1 faction you could only be “good” characters.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Im carrying a torch for Star Citizen and haters burn in agony from its blazing light

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Cosmic Cleric

Stargate MMO.

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starbuck1771

Yes stargate worlds showed a lot of promise too bad CE went under.

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shazanti

I don’t hold a torch for any unreleased games (just canceled ones, but that’s not what this Daily Grind is about, so I’ll shush on that).

Unreleased games that I wish HAD been released, though? That list is quite long. WISH. City of Darkness. Stargate Worlds. Dune. EQNext. Repopulation. Imperator. Firefly. Project Copernicus (though at least from this we got Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which was an enjoyable game).

As for what might have happened had any of these games launched? I don’t know, but I really would have liked to have experienced them.