Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 08:40 BST
More concept art for cancelled Sony Cambridge PS3 projects appear
Sony Cambridge art director Jason Wilson recently lifted the lid on cancelled Sony Cambridge title Zodiac Assassin, and has now revealed art for three more ditched PS3 games, Simian, Revolution 4 and Manhattan.
Wilson has spilled the beans about each project over at his online portfolio blog, along with several pieces of art.
Simian is first, and was a 2005 title intended to deliver a PlayStation EYE experience that wasn’t just about short party games. Instead it would have seen players interacting with a family of small monkey-like creatures. It was cancelled during pre-production – Wilson suggests it might have been too ambitious at the time – and the tech as devolved down to make EyePet.
Revolution 4 was a 2006 FPS title that saw a survivor in the middle of an alien invasion in London. Shortly after pitching the game, Wilson’s team learned that Insomniac had pretty much pitched the same thing with Resistance: Fall of Man, and the project was promptly scrapped.
Finally, Manhattan was a New York take on the film 28 Days Later. Pitched in 2006, the game would see players trying to escape a quarantine zone in first-person, using strategy and action abilities to outrun the horde.
Check out snippets of Wilson’s art below: