10 Video Game Missed Opportunities We're STILL Not Over

We know you've got it locked away in some maximum security vault somewhere, Gabe.

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Gaming is great. It's all about escapism, letting us get away to places anywhere, any time, and with a whole host of characters to enjoy playing as. The gaming industry is full of memorable moments.

But what happens when things that should happen that simply... don't? There have been so many times throughout gaming history where people scream out for certain, and they simply don't happen.

To be fair, there are countless reasons why.

Games becoming far too hyped for their own good, leading to completely unrealistic expectations and no way whatsoever for the company to deliver on what everyone wants. Behind the scenes reasons, where game developers have spats with their publishers about what should be included. Completely daft reasons, where people sit on beloved IPs and refuse to actually make anything with them, because they don't like making loads of money.

Whatever the reason behind the decisions made, there's been an absolute load of missed opportunities in the gaming industry over the years, and it's time to take a look at the absolute cream of the crop.

Salty isn't strong enough a word to define how badly we feel about these missteps - we're still totally not over any of these.


Dan Curtis is approximately one-half videogame knowledge, and the other half inexplicable Geordie accent. He's also one quarter of the Factory Sealed Retro Gaming podcast.