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: