Forgotten Franchises, Development Purgatory and the Prince that Persia’d…

In our latest podcast episode, we take a nostalgic journey through the world of forgotten gaming franchises, the challenges of game development, and the current state of the gaming industry. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to some of your favorite old-school games, this episode is a must-listen.

We kick things off by discussing Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series and its impact on the gaming world. With its historical settings and intricate storylines, Assassin’s Creed has become a staple in the industry. However, the conversation soon shifts to other beloved franchises that haven’t been as fortunate. Remember Splinter Cell? The stealth-action series featuring Sam Fisher was once a fan favorite, but it’s been years since we’ve seen a new installment. We delve into why some franchises like Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia have seemingly disappeared from the gaming landscape.

One of the highlights of the episode is our deep dive into the Legacy of Kain series. This gothic action-adventure franchise, known for its rich storytelling and complex characters, has left a lasting impression on many gamers. Despite its popularity, it’s been nearly two decades since the last game was released. We explore the reasons behind its prolonged absence and discuss the potential for a reboot or remake.

The episode also touches on the issue of game development hell. We talk about games that have been announced but never released, such as Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Star Wars 1313. These games had incredible potential but got stuck in development for various reasons. We examine how budget constraints, overly ambitious projects, and the need for constant innovation can lead to extended development times and, in some cases, the cancellation of highly anticipated games.

Another topic we cover is the evolution of the gaming industry. From the rise of open-world games to the increasing importance of online multiplayer, the industry has changed significantly over the years. We discuss how these changes have affected the development and release of new games, as well as the impact on single-player experiences.

Finally, we wrap up the episode by pondering the future of gaming. With the advent of new technologies and the ever-growing demand for quality content, what can we expect from the industry in the coming years? Will we see the return of some of our favorite forgotten franchises, or will they remain a distant memory?

Tune in to this episode for an engaging and insightful discussion on the past, present, and future of the gaming world. Whether you’re a long-time gamer or just curious about the industry, there’s something here for everyone. Don’t miss out on this nostalgic trip down memory lane!

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