Sigh, another year passes, the hype has died down, all hope is lost, and gamers everywhere are starting to come to grips with reality — these games may never come out. Join us for a depressing look back at the games that still refuse to return our calls, they ignored us in 2012 and they’ll probably do the same in 2013.
Half Life 2: Episode 3 – Valve is keeping quiet when it comes to Half-Life, but Gabe did let it slip that they’re working on a new engine. It’s safe to assume that this engine will power the next entry in the Half-Life franchise. The odds of this happening in 2013 are slim, though. Unless Valve releases it without warning, but then the Internet would literally implode.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 – BG&E 2 was delayed until the next console generation, but according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot Rayman Legends is slowing down its development. Now Rayman Legends is an amazing game (download the demo if you own a Wii U), but shouldn’t Michel Ancel and his team finish what they started before moving on to new projects? It sounds like this isn’t high on Ubisoft’s list of priorities. Gotta give the fans more Assassins Creed and Just Dance!
The Last Guardian – After a few false alarms, Sony has decided to stay mum when it comes to a release date for The Last Guardian. All we know is it’s still in development and that some of Sony’s western studios are lending a helping hand to Team ICO. Let’s hope that they finally get their act together and it releases sometime next year. Ah, if only dreams came true…
Final Fantasy Versus XIII – Final Fantasy Versus XIII isn’t canceled, but that’s all we know. Square Enix’s hands are full with mediocre looking FXIII spin-offs and Kingdom Hearts remakes. Final Fantasy Versus XIII will probably be rebranded and pushed out sometime after 2013. At that point it will be ripped apart by critics and gamers alike. “We waited 8 years – for this!!!” Super long delays lead to unrealistic expectations.
Agent – We know next to nothing about Agent, the last official comment on the game came from Take Two’s CEO and it was “We haven’t announced anything about that title.” It’s hard to get hyped for something so shrouded in mystery (this isn’t uncommon for Rockstar, but Agent takes it to the next level). If it does come out it probably won’t be a PS3 exclusive. Out of all the games on this list Agent is the most deserving of the vaporware title.
Tell us — are you still looking forward to these games, or did you stop caring ages ago?