Take-Two Interactive confirmed in its latest earnings report that it cancelled an in-development project after already spending $53 million on it.. This was an unannounced title, and the publisher didn't disclose the title of this cancelled game in the report.
According to a report from Bloomberg, Take-Two Interactive's cancelled title was apparently from Hangar 13, the developers of Mafia III and Mafia: Definitive Edition. Bloomberg's sources confirmed that this cancelled game was codenamed "Volt" while under development and was reportedly a competitive online multiplayer title where player characters are superheroes.
Take-Two Cancels Unannounced Game, Throws Away Millions In Development Cash
The report says Volt was cancelled due to external and internal setbacks surrounding the project. During production, the development was marred with issues because of the COVID-19 pandemic and constantly switching focus during development.
After the cancellation of this $53 million project, Hangar 13 employees are said to internally discuss its next move. We'll have to wait and see about the next project that these developers will tackle after this multimillion project cancellation.
Take-Two's subsidiary, Firaxis Games, also confirmed that its Marvel strategy game, Midnight Suns, will also be delayed. This card-based title that plays similarly to the XCOM series will now be released on later half of 2022 outside of its March 2022 release date.