Earlier this year, a rumor went out that Cryptic Studios Seattle would be closing their doors. Unfortunately for fans of the Jurassic Park franchise, one of their projects was based off of Jurassic World, the latest entry in the film series based off of Michael Crichton’s award-winning book.
Yesterday, images and a video were leaked - full-color renders were shown off, including the Dilophosaurus, Baryonyx, Pterodactyl and the big momma of them all, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. There were also run cycles shown of Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt), a Velociraptor, and the T-Rex again, this time chomping down.
Originally, details of the game surfaced several months ago on Reddit. User aDinoSupremacist revealed that they had seen screenshots of the game. Internet sleuths also mined Cryptic team resumes - revealing various duties over the course of the game’s development and a few finer details of the game’s planned release (though it was stated that the work was for an unannounced project).
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More dinosaurs from the series were also planned and based around film designs included the Triceratops, Spinosaurus, and the Gallimimus. The Unreal Engine 4 was going to be the engine for the game, showing that the planned game would have been running on one of the most powerful game engines currently available. The untitled game was to be released on the PS4, Xbox One, and on PC via Steam, although it was rumored that the Jurassic World game would have been available on Steam Early Access the same month that Cryptic Studios Seattle closed their doors.
The renders still available (a video and most pictures seem to have been pulled) and the animations look top notch, showing off the skill of the modelers and animators and as well as displaying the power of the Unreal Engine 4. It’s still debatable exactly how the game would have played -- with the only description being that it was like H1Z1, gameplay and whether or not it was single or multiplayer is still an unknown except to the team of the defunct branch.
Hopefully, the assets that were produced are still available somewhere and that the dream for another Jurassic World game isn’t completely gone. Sadly, it looks some expenses were spared after all.
Source: Jurassic World