Killzone 2: $45 million. Final Fantasy XII: $48 million. Gran Turismo 5: $80 million. Grand Theft Auto 4: $100 million. What do they all have in common? They are considered to be some of the most costly video games in history.
But what about the games whose budgets were so high they had to be completely scrapped? What did they look like? Were developers so afraid the entire company would fold if fans revolted?
Resurrected from the land of forgotten video games we can finally form an opinion about one of these never-released titles: Star Wars Battlefront III.
Star Wars Battlefront III was in development from 2006 to 2008. LucasArts executives who reportedly thought the project was too costly cancelled the game.
Throughout the years small glimpses of the game have surfaced online including an hour-long video of the game’s early build.
However, in honor of Star Wars Day yesterday, Past to Present Online’s Twitch TV channel released more than a hour of gameplay.
The footage below is spotty and it’s a rough-cut but it gives a good idea of what they did with all that money.