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Project HON Cancelled Unreal Engine 4 Mecha Game

Discussion in 'Unreleased Games Discussion' started by PixelButts, Dec 15, 2016.

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Do you think this game deserved a shot on the market? Would it have succeeded?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. PixelButts

    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    Developed by NCSoft Korea using Unreal Engine 4
    Targeted for PC, in development since 2011
    Third Person Mech themed MMO with amazing levels of detail down to real time transformations to vehicles both land and air.

    According to the article it was deemed not fit for the South Korean market on top of other development related issues. Truly a shame, as this is a game that really capitalized on just how detailed games can be. Mech pilots, in mechs, getting into mechs.

    Article about the game (bias against kotaku aside):
    http://kotaku.com/mecha-punching-sure-is-intense-1660044262

    Article about cancellation:
    http://kotaku.com/remember-project-hon-the-cool-looking-korean-mecha-gam-1705178233
    http://steparu.com/latest-news/1767-project-hon-cancelled-unreal-engine-4-mecha-game

    Some footage:
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  2. DeChief

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    If this had gotten made and released outside of Korea too, I would have played the shit out of it. Especially if it came out on Xbox One... It has a kind of Transformers: War for Cybertron feel to it which is awesome because I loved that game.
     
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  3. PixelButts

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    It's literally more transformers than transformers

    I mean just look at those transformations and shifting to pull out guns
     
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    cobracon2 Rapidly Rising Member

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    All I can say is wow. That game looked amazing.
     
  5. PixelButts

    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    SO YOU HAVE REAL TIME TRANSFORMING
    LAND AND AIR COMBAT
    AND PROBABLY A HUGE AMOUNT OF CUSTOMIZATIONS (so different things alter how it transforms)

    The sheer amount of effort to make this was probably fucking insane
     
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    miker525 Rising Member

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    This game looks incredible. Do you have any idea as to why the project was cancelled? If it was an MMO-esque game I'm wondering if the continued cost of developing it and maintaining it would have exceeded any potential profits. Looked like an incredible game though would love to see it transform and survive in some other project.
     
  7. PixelButts

    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    Market in South Korea at the time wouldn't work out for them according to NCSoft
     
  8. ItsMeMario

    ItsMeMario Robust Member

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    NCSoft :S ;p
     

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