According to renowned video game developer Yoshida, the three creators of the action-packed game were originally working on another project before being called up to work on the massively popular MMO, Final Fantasy 14. In an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Yoshida explains that Hiroshi Takai, Kazutoyo Maehiro and himself were deep in development on the as-of-yet unnamed action game when they received the call to work on what would become one of the most successful online games of all time. Though they were hesitant at first, the team ultimately decided to abandon their original project and focus their efforts on Final Fantasy 14. The gamble paid off, and the game went on to garner critical acclaim and a dedicated following of millions of players worldwide. Three years later, Yoshida and his team released an expansion pack, Heavensward, which took the game to new heights and solidified its place as one of the best MMORPGs ever made.
It’s a shame we’ll never get to see the game that could have been. The cancelled game would have featured an asymmetric multiplayer system like 2015’s Evolve, paired with the hardcore action of a game like Bloodborne. It had a Gothic setting too, but one notable difference was that it is said to have included ‘a few sci-fi elements.’ It’s hard to say what exactly those elements would have been, but it’s tantalizing to think about. Maybe we’ll see something similar in the future, but for now, we can only imagine what could have been.
In an interview with IGN, Director Hidetaka Miyazaki opened up about the cancelled Silent Hills project. The game was first announced in 2014 as a collaboration between Miyazaki and famed horror director Guillermo del Toro. Unfortunately, the project was ultimately cancelled due to disagreements between Konami and del Toro. Despite the cancellation, Miyazaki expressed his fondness for the project, and revealed that it was actually quite far along in development. In fact, the game had been in production for over a year before it was ultimately scrapped. Thankfully, Miyazaki went on to create Bloodborne, which was released the following year to critical and commercial acclaim. While Silent Hills will never see the light of day, Bloodborne stands as a testament to Miyazaki’s creative vision.
It’s always sad when a much-anticipated game is cancelled, especially when so little is known about it. Such is the case with “Project Beast,” which was reportedly a working title for a game that was in development by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Bloodborne director Yuki Yamazaki. Not much is known about the game, but it was said to be “basically Bloodborne” and was set in a world of beasts and monsters. The project was ultimately cancelled, but fortunately, many of the team members have gone on to work on other projects, including Final Fantasy 16. While we may never know what could have been, we can take comfort in the fact that the talented team behind Project Beast is still creating amazing games.
Final Fantasy 16 was first revealed in September of 2020, with a trailer that showed off its characters and world. The game was originally scheduled for a release in 2021, but was delayed to 2022 in March of 2021. Despite the delays, fans are still excited for the game, as it looks like a mix of two of the most popular entries in the series. Final Fantasy 15 was praised for its open world and action-based combat, while Final Fantasy 7 Remake was lauded for its updated graphics and story. Final Fantasy 16 seems to be taking the best of both games and blending them together, which has fans eagerly awaiting its release. With any luck, we’ll get to see more of the game soon and finally find out what it’s all about.
In other news, a new Final Fantasy 16 trailer is complete and will release soon. No doubt exciting for fans looking for more on the latest entry into the long-running classic JRPG series. The trailer, which is set to release sometime in the next few weeks, will give fans their first real look at the game’s combat, characters, and story. While not much is known about the game at this point, it seems safe to say that it will be one of the most anticipated games of the year. So far, reactions to the few snippets of information that have been released have been overwhelmingly positive, and with each new piece of information that is released, excitement only seems to be growing. When the trailer finally drops, it is sure to send fan anticipation through the roof.