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New Details on Cancelled ‘Sonic Extreme’ Game Surface; Developers Claim SEGA Used Its Concept For Sonic Riders

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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In a new video from Unseen 64 and Did You Know Gaming?, former Vision Scape Interactive developer Matt McDonald claims that their Sonic Extreme tech demo, which was pitched to SEGA as a new Sonic skateboarding title, was in fact stolen by SEGA and used for the basis for the Sonic Riders franchise.

The demo predates Sonic Riders and was discovered by a private collector who obtained the Xbox dev kits that contained the original demo used for Vision Scape’s pitch. McDonald recounts a story where he pitched the game to Yuji Naka himself who was allegedly impressed by the demo and even went as far as to green-light the development of the game if Vision Scape could produce a design document for the finished title.

SEGA then refused to maintain communication with Vision Scape, who had only been hired to work on the animated cut-scenes for Sonic Heroes. After Vision Scape completed the cut-scenes, their contract with SEGA ended and the development of Sonic Extreme never progressed. It is during this time that McDonald claims SEGA held onto the idea and developed it further in-house to create Sonic Riders.

Vision Scape had signed a non disclosure agreement with SEGA during their time working on the Sonic Heroes cut-scenes that said that any material they pitched to the company would become an intellectual property of SEGA, so sadly McDonald can’t legally press charges against SEGA. You can check out the rather fascinating video on this discovery by clicking the embed below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Aliens: Colonial Marines Now Officially Cancelled for Wii-U

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Wii-U appearance has been cancelled after SEGA quietly confirmed the cancellation to Kotaku.

Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii-U was under development at Demiurge Studios as opposed to Gearbox Software who developed the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. The Wii-U version was going to be a much different beast entirely and was going to utilise the gamepad for exclusive motion tracker action. Unfortunately we can only wonder what could have been.

Much like the other versions really.

[Source: Destructoid]

Has the Wii-U Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines Been Cancelled?

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Wii-U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has missed its’ launch window. The game was supposed to be released by the 31st of March as per comment from SEGA. When questioned about the release this morning, SEGA responded with a simple “no comment”.

Aliens: Colonial Marines on the Wii-U is being developed by Demiurge Studios and is expected to be somewhat different to the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Will the game see the light of day or has the negative reception already received by the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions changed SEGA’s stance on the Wii-U release?

More on this as we get it.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Video Spotlight: Even More Footage of the Cancelled Aliens RPG

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The cancelled Aliens RPG known as Aliens: Crucible that was under development by Obsidian Entertainment now has a 13 minute gameplay video to its’ name. The game was to be published by SEGA and was apparently “ready to ship” before SEGA mysteriously pulled the plug on the project.

Check out the new footage below:


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[Source: Eurogamer]

Video Spotlight: New Footage of Obsidian’s Cancelled Aliens RPG

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Once upon a time Obsidian (developers of Fallout: New Vegas and Knights of the Old Republic 2) were developing a Aliens RPG for SEGA. SEGA unfortunately pulled the plug on the project despite it being “ready to ship”.

Today, character artist Danny Garnett has revealed new footage from the game featuring various character animations. He’s also revealed the name of the game which would have been Aliens: Crucible. Check out the footage below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Fan Scene: Sonic Fusion Discontinued, Final Version Released for Download

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Felik’s rather magnificent fangame Sonic Fusion has bitten the bullet and the final version of the game has been released for download.

You can download the game via this link.

Sonic Fusion was a really interesting blend of old school 2D Sonic platforming with a new school set of techniques like homing attacks and boosting. It also features a great mash-up of graphics sourced from various Sonic games like Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic Advance. You can watch a speedrun of the Fatal Factory stage below:

[Source: Sonic Retro Forums]

Video Spotlight: Cancelled Streets of Rage “Reimagining” Footage Leaks Online UPDATE

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

UPDATE

A new version of the leaked Streets of Rage reimagining footage has been uploaded which now includes sound. The prototype footage features a playable game and is not pre-rendered.

Ruffian Games business and management chief Gary Liddon (who also uploaded this new video) has also revealed more about the game:

“It was something we built very rapidly and represents pre-pre-pre-pre (lots of pres) pre-Alpha quality. Even so it has a certain charm 🙂 What’s the story behind it all? Like a lot of developers we work on a lot of different prototypes, they’re just not usually shown in public. In this case an older version of the same video was leaked last week which came as a bit of a surprise if I’m honest. As it had no sound I thought there wouldn’t be any harm sharing a version with audio. Beyond that there’s not a lot more I can say unfortunately :)”

Sean Noonan has also chimed in to answer a question about why the game was cancelled. His response: “I don’t really have a solid answer to that :(”

[Source: Eurogamer]

ORIGINAL STORY

Check out this stunning leaked footage of a proposed Streets of Rage “reimagining” that would have been developed by Ruffian Games. Am I gutted this got cancelled:

Streets Of Rage from Huff Allium on Vimeo.

[Source: Sean Noonan on Twitter]

Cutbacks at SEGA Europe and US

Friday, March 30th, 2012

SEGA is to cancel certain titles and cut jobs in an attempt to “streamline” its’ focus.

SEGA have reported a significant loss for the financial year ending 31st of March 2012 and will go under a “structural reform” effective immediately. Reasons for the loss are said to be “challenging economic climate and significant changes in the home video game software market”.

The games that SEGA have cancelled have not been named at this time but the Sonic, Alien, Total War and Football Manager franchises are uneffected.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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