So who remembers the Nintendo “gigaleak”? Probably no one, since it got covered back in July, which in 2020 measurements was at least five years ago. But one of the interesting bits about it was the 2004 proposal for a Pokemon MMO, which if it had ever happened would’ve probably come out in that weird post-WoW era in the mid-to-late aughts.
I’m not a Pokemon person, so losing out on this MMORPG doesn’t hit me in the gut, but there have been MMOs that were canceled before completion that I am sad about. Imperator Online – a Mythic MMO that was canceled in between Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online – was always one that I was interested in. At least it would’ve been a unique setting for the genre! I always pine for the long-lost Ultima X Odyssey too – I loved its art style and mechanics.
How about you? What aborted MMORPG do you wish had seen the light of day?