9. Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remake
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time remake was officially unveiled in September 2020. It's a very real game with a very real release date (and fingers crossed it actually keeps this one), but once upon a time, its existence was highly doubted.
Well before it was properly announced by Ubisoft, the project was actually leaked on Reddit in a March 2020 post. The leaker got several details right too, including actor Yuri Lowenthal's return to the title role, and some new twists on the gameplay.
The leak was quickly labelled as "fake" by other members of the same subreddit, and the comments on the original post consist almost entirely of doubters - like the one grumpy chap who called the leaker a "garbage low IQ liar". Bit mean.
Obviously, this whole thing looked incredibly sketchy, but at the same time, The Sands Of Time is a beloved game, and Prince Of Persia is a franchise that's long overdue for a comeback.
Couple that with today's remake-obsessed entertainment culture, and the leak did seem like it could be true - and sure enough, it was.