Sorry guys, you won’t be visiting an island inhabited by dinosaurs any time soon – not even in a video game. It looks like there was a Jurassic World tie-in game in development at Cryptic Studios (set for release this year), but for whatever reason, it’s been axed.
Today, a number of assets – footage, animation, in-game models – have surfaced like so many fossils, and we’re not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing to see what we’re missing out on.
I got to see some screenshots of Cryptic Studio’s newest game, which was based on Jurassic World. It was a 3rd person game where the player controlled Chris Pratt’s character. Several dinosaurs from the series were going to be in it including: Gallimimus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and Baryonyx.
Not quite sure what you would have done in the game other than it being described as being similar to ‘H1Z1.’ Early Access on Steam would have come out soon but that’s all the info I know.
The game looks like it used Unreal Engine 4, and was looking at a digital-only release across PC, Xbox One and PS4. Internet sleuths have dug through LinkedIn profiles, demo reels, and online art archives to get an idea of what was in the works before Cryptic Studios North was shut down earlier this year.
…and as quickly as it appeared, a lot of this stuff has vanished: A video showing animation tests of a character closely resembling Chris Pratt has been removed, and a number of models have also been deleted from source websites. Some are still available via NeoGAF, but they may not last there either. Go lap ’em up while you can – but if you need an interactive dinosaur experience, you might have to turn to the LEGO variety.