For every Call of Duty and Assassins Creed sequel that hits shelves, another promising video game is dead on arrival. Financial issues, technical issues and just plan creative issues have killed even the most promising games. While the video game industry has ballooned to a whopping $100 billion, with new consoles and games being released at a breakneck pace even the biggest developers run into financial issues and delays that leave a game sitting on a hard drive for eternity.
Gamers waited on The Last Guardian for nearly eight years and Half-Life 3, which has become a long-running joke, will doubtfully see the light of day. There are some unfortunate games that got plenty of hype but never hit store shelves. Whether it was a financial issue, technical issue, or some form of internal drama, there are a plethora of games that were never published.