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Trailer and assets for canceled Ubisoft shooter leak, look shockingly awesome

Thursday, 5th August 2010 10:26 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Sometimes, when a game gets canned, there’s a clear, easily understandable reason behind it. Typically, that reason involves the game’s quality, which usually ranges from “awful” to “didn’t we fire you months ago?”

Other times, you can’t help but gaze upon the fallen remains of a project and wonder what could have been. Here’s a hint, though: it would have involved a futuristic London and giant robot rodeos. Check it out after the break.


Obviously, the footage is pre-rendered, but even then, it looks wicked fun. Apparently, it takes place in London circa 2032, with humans and robots living together and getting along about as well as they usually do in videogames.

Unfortunately, the game was unceremoniously tossed into the scrap heap before Ubisoft Montpellier even had a chance to name it. So long, untitled game. We hardly knew ye – like, at all. But you had robots, explosions, and a neat mock-up trailer. If that doesn’t make you too good for this world, we don’t know what does.

Thanks, superannuation and D’Toid.

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  1. Robo_1

    Removed By User :(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Herlock

    Here > http://www.destructoid.com/canceled-ubisoft-shooter-had-a-great-pitch-video-180688.phtml

    #2 4 years ago
  3. 2plus2equals5

    @2:you are the best!

    Wow the game was great!
    It seems uncharted 2 but with robots!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Nathan Grayson

    Yeesh, they took the video down in a hurry. I’ll update the post with Destructoid’s video.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Freek

    Looks like an urban version of Metal Arms: Glitch in the system.
    Very underrated shooter.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hybridpsycho

    Looks like it’ll be a rail-shooter :o

    still looks cool tho.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Nozz

    looks decent as well :/

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Heh, pretty cool.

    Just for once, though… I’d like to be the robot and take out all those irritatingly squishy humans. Squish, squish.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. PieInTheSky95

    So no credit for dtoid?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Looks fantastic… but there’s nothing short of a £4k PC that could run it looking anything like that.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    @9 I fixed that.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. daytripper

    ps4/xbox next game perhaps?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Hunam

    That looks amazing. Reminds me of the second episode of ghost in the shell 1st gig.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    M’yea, its pretty easy to make something pre-rendered look good…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. daytripper

    @14 could the new consoles have games like that you reckon? in terms of animation/look ?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    oh come on!!! that looked ****ing cool! ffs ubi!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. mojo

    “Other times, you can’t help but gaze upon the fallen remains of a project and wonder what could have been.”

    yeah. battlefront 3 for example.
    Lucas ur a dick!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. mojo

    as for the game..
    it looks too god for a ubi.
    maybe that why they canned it..

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Crysis

    i would buy star wars battlefront 3 the very day it came out, tho i doubt it’ll happen anytime soon :(

    #19 4 years ago
  20. daytripper

    you have to question lucasarts’ strategy for this generation, i suppose most of us here when we picked up our ps3s or 360s we expected or was excited for the prospect of a battlefront 3, i just dont see the logic in not giving the consumer it, if it was say released in 2008 i bet many would still be playing it over psn and live.

    they were probably very stupid and scared of the first person shooters like Halo, Call of Rip Off and so forth, bring it on for god sake, not everyone is a sheep who just plays fps all the time. sheep sounds bad but thats how i feel about it anyway.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Moonwalker1982

    The last part looked to be ingame with the HUD and all, looks amazing, any reason given for the cancellation?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. mojo

    and not even that. the game was almost ready to ship…
    Maybe u remember that leaked video of it back then. it looked so brilliant. with planet to space transit in realtime..
    awesome with sauce!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. cookiejar

    Ubisoft did this?!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Quiiick

    [Update] The original video and portfolio page which brought this story to light have been taken down and some clarification from Vergne Fanny has been posted in its place. It states that this was not an Ubisoft project, but a personal one between several collaborators. Our apologies for the misleading information.”

    http://www.destructoid.com/canceled-ubisoft-shooter-had-a-great-pitch-video-180688.phtml

    #24 4 years ago
  25. endgame

    holy mother of …! it looks awesome! :D

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    @15
    As far as visuals go, sure. Animation is a different story, especially from Ubisoft (though it seems this wasnt from Ubi)…

    #26 4 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    WTF ITS JUST SPRINGBOARD????

    #27 4 years ago
  28. sickpuppysoftware

    “Vergne Fanny”
    snigger

    #28 4 years ago
  29. mojo

    i told u i looks to good to be a ubi (of that time)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Orobi

    Name of the game: Gorilla Nation, search it on yt for vid.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZzXPrePJU

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DeSpiritusBellum

    Someone was definitely in a hurry to get that video off the internet. I guess that means they’re still shopping it around.

    You might want to change the headline to “Trailer and assets for canceled Ubisoft shooter leak, and is swiftly pulled”

    #31 4 years ago