6. The Witcher 3 Almost Featured 'Ice-Skating Combat'
Unbelievably, this is true.
Creative director Damien Monnier noted during a PAX East panel that at one point the team had put together a prototype 'ice skating combat engine', whereby you'd pick up speed by using a controller's triggers to power Geralt's legs independently, before slicing off heads and leaving arcs of blood all over the ice. Monnier said he really liked it as although it was gory, it was "very beautiful, and you're so fast as well", but sadly in the end this gimmick-sounding feature was removed.