Ubisoft cancels Heroes game

Ubisoft cancels Heroes game

Ubisoft has confirmed that it has cancelled development of the Heroes games and returned the rights to NBC Universal.

Ubisoft has confirmed that it has cancelled development of the Heroes games and returned the rights to NBC Universal, though no real reason has been given.

Ubisoft first officially announced the game tie-in to the hit TV series in July last year, with the game scheduled to have been released by, well, now.

The rights to the ‘Heroes’ video game have reverted back to NBC Universal," said Ubisoft PR director Jaime Cottini. "Ubisoft will no longer produce a video game based on the TV series."

Though no official information was ever given out on the game or why exactly it has been cancelled, speculation is that Ubisoft is responding to declining interest in the show, which is now in the third series. Though the show proved phenomenally popular in the first series, the second series came to an abrupt end thanks to the writers strike and the third season has struggled to get positive reviews.

Ubisoft's cancellation of the game also coincides with NBC's firing of Heroes' executive producers according to Variety, who also point out the declining interest in the show among audiences.

Do you think it's a shame that the game has been cancelled, or has Ubisoft's attempt to make a Lost game made you lose faith in TV-to-game crossovers? Let us know what you think in the forums.


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ComputerKing 7th November 2008, 11:05 Quote
steveo_mcg 7th November 2008, 11:09 Quote
shame, i could really see them being good. Movie/TV spin off's are always great

ChaosDefinesOrder 7th November 2008, 11:11 Quote
hehe that writers strike really has buggered up american TV, it's almost amusing! The blame for the declining interest rests squarely on that strike. Whilst I am sympathetic for the cause of the writers (they weren't getting ANYTHING for digitally distributed programs that they wrote!) things like this is a welcome kick in the teeth for them that striking like that harms their industry.
LeMaltor 7th November 2008, 11:31 Quote
Good, it would of been crap anyway :D
p3n 7th November 2008, 11:54 Quote
Series 3 is picking up again imo, though the hype machine is probably bored by now
itazura 7th November 2008, 12:06 Quote
Originally Posted by LeMaltor
Good, it would of been crap anyway :D

yeah, especially if the lost game was anything to go by... ;)
Ayrto 7th November 2008, 14:33 Quote
Series 3= an overly convoluted mess imo.
MrMonroe 7th November 2008, 14:56 Quote
Balance issues.
karx11erx 7th November 2008, 19:44 Quote
Ubi suffers? Me is pleased. :D
leexgx 9th November 2008, 00:29 Quote
i think heros is very good tv program

writers stike was very bad, as some programs did get perm caned due to it or moved to next year (2009), overall the writers are going to get less money for the next 1-2 years, as well as all the support staff that was layed off for that time,
just pay them less next time round make sure every program makers does it so thay have no option but to take lower pay
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