DayZ is back from the dead in 2018, and followed many of these other games!
It is never nice to see games die, regardless of how bad they were. No one wants to see people lose their jobs or – worse because – their title has died. Recently, we have seen the likes of Radical Heights and Lawbreakers – both by the same studio – totally die basically on release. It looks like we won’t be seeing them getting saved any time soon.
However, this doesn’t mean to say that there is no chance they will never be resurrected, because it’s not like it has never happened before. In fact, in recent years, there have been franchises and games that have dropped off the radar and then managed to be revived.
So here are five games that came back from the dead or will definitely be revived.
What? Really? Seriously! You might not want to believe it but this game is enjoying a bit of a revival, thanks to some really great additions. Let’s put it this way; there must be a reason for someone like Shroud and Summit1g to be streaming this to more than 90,000 concurrent viewers.
It was announced back in April that a rebooted game would be coming with huge changes to the game’s mechanics, and some major additions to the engine.
When this was initially released it was met with huge hype back in late 2012, and early 2013, as it quickly became one of the most popular games around. However, it was the slow development that was the serious downfall, with 2018 being the actual full-release of the game.
Trust me though, DayZ is back and is going to be some serious busines, so expect to see lots of streamers playing it.
2. Fortnite Save The World
Again, bear with me here. When Fortnite was first released it was initially all about the Save The World mode, which offered a new take on the tower defence and zombie survival genre. The game sold 500,000 copies very quickly and had plenty of players. However, following the release of the Battle Royale, and then the likes of Destiny 2, the PVE player base dwindled to the point where it was hard to find a full team.
Then Fortnite boomed and became the biggest game in the world – and with it, lots of people willing to try the Save The World game. Though the player base is nothing compared to its BR mode, when the game does go Free to Play, we might just have another one of the biggest games in the world.
3. Team Fortress 2
Before it went Free to Play in 2011, it is fair to say that the game was somewhat dwindling. While some were furious that a game they spent money on became free, it brought in millions of new players that wanted to play something for free. In fact, TF2 was one of the first F2P games and with its low system requirements, just about anyone could play it.
Gabe Newell claimed that the game saw a player increase by a whopping factor of 40.
4. Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six has been around forever but when it came to the franchise there was some trust lost with the fans following the cancellation of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots in 2014. However, one year later, we saw Siege be released to critical acclaim.
Interestingly though, it felt like that multiplayer didn’t quite become super popular until late 2016 and 2017. This was in no doubt thanks to the monthly updates and new operators, who were regularly added to the game. Then there were the changes to shooting mechanics, which brought many players back.
Between May 2016 and September 2017, the average player count went from 20,000 to an incredible 100,000 – one of the best growths of any multiplayer game.
5. Overwatch/Atack on The Titan
By no means is Overwatch a dead game, but it is actually based from on the core mechanics from a cancelled game by Blizzard. Titan was meant to be a shooter MMO that had players on a sci-fi inspired earth, but was pushed to the wayside costing more than $50m.
Following this, more than 140 employees working in the game were moved onto a new project, while 40 were left to think of a new idea in six weeks – or also be moved on. Taking inspiration from Team Fortress 2, they transferred many core elements from Titan into the game we now know as Overwatch, including a character in the form of Tracer.