We can't quite believe that seven years after its original unveiling, we're still writing about Deep Down. The famously announced PlayStation 4 title was revealed at Sony's disclosure of the current-gen console and has never been seen since, despite Capcom stating that it hasn't "given up on the title completely." We can safely say that it's never coming out in the form revealed to the public, but a new tidbit suggests that the game was nearly finished before it was scrapped.
Buried at the bottom of a Video Games Chronicle article, editor in chief Andy Robinson says: "In 2013 the company did announce the dungeon crawler Deep Down, however sources recently indicated to VGC that the title was shelved despite being in a ‘near-complete state’".
What Is so interesting is the claim that Deep Down was nearly done before Capcom shelved the project entirely. We'll probably never get an answer, but what was the thinking behind that? The mind ponders. There's speculation surrounding the game's DNA being implemented into a new title for the future, but we'll have to wait and see if that comes to fruition or not.
Were you hoping Deep Down would eventually release? Why do you think Capcom shelved the project? Discuss your theories in the comments below.
My old theory is that it was a potential sequel to another game that can be abbreviated to DD, that being Dragon's Dogma. Maybe the Dark Arisen and PC releases did really badly, maybe DD Online did badly. I don't know. It's just so strange to have spent all the money on developing the game, when all the money left to spend is on marketing, but then to take that massive loss by not releasing it.
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It seems strange but my guess would be something to do with it being very similar to another title that's already available and didn't want legal trouble or maybe something in the storyline and lore was deemed inappropriate. Hard to say but maybe the game will appear as a bootleg in the future
bizarre and stupid
If game languished and didn't have great graphics...
They should have just ported it to Switch.
Even if it was out-of-date, at least it would be released.
I'm just upset that capcom scrapped it without saying anything. I mean yea it was pretty clear it got scrapped but at least throw a tweet out saying "yea we ain't doin this no more"
From the ashes of the Phanta Rei engine came the RE Engine, so it was worth it.
I’m guessing it simply wasn’t a good game... disappointing.
I think the game was too close to Souls in it's style and Capcom wanted to make something that could stand out on it's own, so they turned their attention to the Resident Evil games and Monster Hunter World to get something more unique out.
Now with Bloodborne getting such critical acclaim, Nioh (1&2) and Dark Souls 3 fitting that part of the genre so well Deep Down wouldn't have been as well received as Capcom would have wanted.
i wish it was made because it did look amazing, especially compared to how many games come out on the ps4 that are visually subpar.
Hmm.... I wonder.. maybe it’s been repurposed for a Dragon’s Dogma sequel? Dragons Dogma 2: Deep Down? 😂
Even waaay back then when we saw those amazing "gameplay" videos, even then it looked like how next gen is lookin to me now lol
Still don't understand how some games just get canned even though they're almost ready for release.
I remember Ruin/Warrior's Lair that offered cross play from PS3 to PS Vita and that was dropped for some still unknown reason. Idol Minds were developing it, then got transferred to Santa Monica Studios and then disappeared. Only theory at the time was that it would've shown up Diablo 3 which was in the works.
Mortal Shell is coming out. They should go ahead and just release it on the PS5 and PC. This game looks too good! To just scrape it?? Hopefully they will change their mind
There is still a chance though?? This is not confirmed yet officially
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