Details regarding a cancelled game based on the film Jurassic World have reportedly been unearthed, revealing that Cryptic Studios Seattle was working on the title before its closure over the summer. The game would have been open world, "similar to H1Z1" and starred Chris Pratt's character from the film.
Assets from the game have also been revealed, including renders for a T-Rex, other dinosaurs and running animations for a velociraptor and Pratt's character Owen Grady (they really nailed Pratt's running style as it happens). Sadly most of those have been removed at the source due to a copyright claim.
In June, a rumour that the game existed originated on Reddit. That same rumour said Cryptic Studios Seattle had been shut down, which was eventually proven true. In that post, the user wrote: "It was a third-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 looked quite good and was nearly finished as well."
H1Z1 is a multiplayer online game based on survival, which would be an interesting proposition for a dinosaur game – but possibly not the game fans want.
Jurassic World was enormously successful at the box office this summer, reigniting the world's love of dinosaurs and becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time. Video game players have long wanted a proper, meaty dinosaur game and the film has only reignited that desire. The wait continues.