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Signs of life at Sony London

Posted by Erin Marcon On Tuesday 13 October 2009ADD COMMENTS
Ah yes. The familiar sense of self loathing that follows a McDonald’s meal.

Ah yes. The familiar sense of self loathing that follows a McDonald’s meal.

Two long forgotten (and apparently cancelled) PlayStation 3 exclusives may yet see the light of day. In an interview with GameSpot, Sony London Producer Nicolas Doucet suggested that while Eight Days and The Getaway 3 had been “put to one side”, they were “not dead yet”. The two games were approximately halfway through their development cycles when the call was made to refocus the studio’s resources on the family friendly Eye-Pet project. I’ll just let that sink in for a moment or two.

Though little is known of Eight Days, the trailer released in 2006 implied third person gunplay, vehicular combat and a grindhouse aesthetic. The trailer concluded with a car speeding away from an exploding service station, a scene that (I think we can all agree) has never been attempted before in any medium.

The Getaway 3, an open world crime sim, represented perhaps the more surprising of the two ‘cancellations’. Though its predecessors had received a muted response from critics, the series had garnered a substantial following. So while Doucet offered no assurances that either game would be completed, Doucet’s words will be warmly received by Getaway fans.

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