Crytek's Cancelled Shooter Redemption Revealed Through Screenshots, Artwork
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2012-08-28 14:32:49
A few years back Crysis developer Crytek planned and then scrapped a CryEngine game dubbed Redemption. A batch of images from the portfolio of the former art director give us a peek at what this game would've looked like.
Redemption looks like it was some sort of shooter. The concept art shows a wide variety of assault weapons. The lead character, a gun-toting, brown-haired dude, seems to be protecting some girl from an criminal organization. The setting seems like it's either Russia or Eastern Europe, judging from the license plates in the vehicle art.
The source of the images, former art director Eric Cochonneau, worked for Crytek between 2005 and 2009. He doesn't reveal much about Redemption. He does mention, though, that it was being prepared for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The big question is, why was this game cancelled? It's tough to say. It could be that Crytek was just too damn busy. They've adopted Crysis as their flagship series in the past few years and have poured an immense out of effort into making it the toast of the shooter genre. They're also developing the free-to-play shooter Warface, Kinect game Ryse and Homefront 2 now.
For additional images from Redemption, check out Cochonneau's portfolio.
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