3 Cancelled PS3 Games Revealed By Employee Resume

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Sony Santa Monica Employee Reveals 3 Cancelled PS3 Games

Most gamers have a love for “what if” scenarios. Whether it’s wondering what would happen if Apple bought Nintendo or dreaming of video game sequels that need to be made, most gaming fans enjoy speculating about the future of the industry and games they want developed. Because of this, the recent discovery that three (previously unknown) PS3 games have been cancelled is like Christmas coming early.

This revelation comes courtesy of Steve Johnson, a sound designer for Sony Santa Monica, whose LinkedIn profile lists the three cancelled games along with all his other work. These games were in development for the PS3 sometime within the last 4 years, but exactly how far along they were is not known. The three titles are listed below as they appeared in Steve’s profile.

  • High Rise (cancelled) – PS3 – Sound Designer / Audio Lead
  • Hand of God (cancelled) – PS3 – Sound Designer / Audio Lead
  • Psynapse (cancelled) – PS3, PSP – Sound Designer / Audio Lead

Some quick detective work reveals that Psynapse was a brain-training game being developed for both the PS3 and PSP. There aren’t any more details regarding Psynapse, but it was likely Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s popular Brain Age franchise that began on the DS. Check out the short promotional clip for Psynapse.

Nothing is known about the other two titles, but that won’t stop us from guessing. Hand of God seems like the perfect name for a follow-up to Clover Studio’s (RIP) God Hand — a mostly well-received PS2 game that pops up frequently on fan’s wish-lists. As for High Rise, anybody’s guess is as good as mine, but I like to imagine it as a hybrid of Crackdown and a billionaire CEO simulator.

It would be great to know more about these games and why they got cancelled, but for now it’s purely speculation. However, don’t let this bring you down because Steve Johnson’s LinkedIn profile also has placeholders for four unannounced PS3 titles. It’s probably safe to say that one of these is the yet-to-be-announced God of War 4, but we won’t know anything solid until Sony releases the information or Steve updates his LinkedIn profile.

Stay tuned to Game Rant for the latest video game news and further updates to this story.

Let us know what type of games you think High Rise and Hand of God were. Are you excited to find out what games Sony has in the works?

Source: LinkedIn

TAGS: PS3, PSP, Sony

  • Mike

    Speaking of canceled PS3 games, I really wish Eight Days didn’t get canceled. The trailer for that game looked amazing…and it was from 2006!

  • Dave

    Gosh, I hate when games are cancelled.

    I know this article is about PS3, but I really wish they had made Blinx 3 for the Xbox :c

    Can’t remember any other cancelled games I looked forward to…

  • Lights Out Jay

    I wish the port of Witcher for the PS3 wasn’t cancelled I was exceptionally excited for that, also True Crime Hong Kong and im glad Square Enix acquired the rights to that.

  • Facelord

    >Hand of God

    God powah keep my pimp hand strong, so trust me all you won’t last very looooong~

    My arm, my arm, my arm, my arm, my arm, my arm, I’ll summon up the power of the GOD HAND~ duh dudun dudununununununu, dudu duuuuuuh~

    Seriously, why hasn’t Platinum Games leapt onto a sequel for that already!? Make it a low-budget PSP/3DS/Vita title and I’m sure it’d hit a large audience. Gyawd.

  • http://reubnick.tumblr.com/post/7403776550/foible-world-tour-i-cant-do-this-alone-gang Reubnick

    I’m personally still just wondering what would have happened if “Crank The Weasel” for PS2 hadn’t been canceled. But, I doubt I’ll ever get over that.