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There are three distinct variations of Velociraptor which were cloned by InGen, not counting sexual dimorphism seen within each individual version. However, despite the surface level variations, each sub-species remains relatively similiar in terms of physical attributes. Each species is roughly 6 feet tall…

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Is the cancelled Jurassic World video game back in development?

Is the ‘cancelled’ Jurassic World video game back in development? We’ve heard yes. Before we dive into that bit, lets recap what we know about the game:

Developed with Unreal Engine 4, Cryptic Studios Seattle was planning to release the game as a digital download title on Steam, Xbox Live, and Playstation Network. It was described as a high budget, open world third person shooter action/adventure game. Allegedly, the title had MMO-like elements not unlike those seen in H1Z1.

Set on Isla Nublar, the player controlled Chris Pratt’s character, Owen. Several dinosaurs from the series were going to be in it, including: Gallimimus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Pteranodon, Ankylosaurus and Baryonyx. It’s unclear exactly how the game played and what its general plot focus would have been, but it was likely more mission/quest based with little focus on a story.

jurassicparkarcade(A screenshot from the Telltale Jurassic Park game)

Flash forward to now: about a month back we were emailed by an individual who wished to remain anonymous, and was claiming that the game was back in development. To the best of our ability, we validated the authenticity of the persons claim through a small series of communications with them. Here’s what they had to say:

“It was back in development at a different studio by the time those artists shared their work from it, but they were unaware. They assumed that their contracts were void and NDA’s fulfilled as the initial development studio had closed, and went and shared the work. Once your site picked up on the story it spread like wildfire, and the publisher Perfect World cracked down HARD on them because it was still very much alive. The issue wasn’t that people knew the game existed, but rather so many key assets leaked. Plus the cancellation news coupled with the imagery immersed the project and IP holders with with negative attention, rather than positive.”

At this time, we’re unsure if and how the games assets, story and scope have changed. Considering it was close to being released on Steam Early Access last June, it seems likely the game has evolved into something larger and more comprehensive. While we’re unsure when the game will be formally announced, e3 starts June 14th which is as good of guess as any!

As with any news like this, we do recommend you take it with a healthy sense of understanding, and a grain of salt. We have done our best to validate it, however behind the scenes many gears are always turning, and things can often change. While the game has resumed development, that doesn’t guarantee it won’t be cancelled again – however, that does seem incredibly unlikely.


12 thoughts on “Is the cancelled Jurassic World video game back in development?

  1. Yeah, about that grain of salt thing…
    GIVE THIS TO ME NOW!!!! Haha.

    But really, I’d love for this game to get released in any form.

  2. Yes I think it should happen because I think there are a lot of dinosaur fans out in the world inludeing me if it was not to happen then a lot of dinosaur fans will be let down badly

  3. I really hope this happens. I love the idea of an open-world, third person adventure game. I’m sick of FPS’s and park simulators. I want to walk around the island and interact with it.

  4. “Developed with Unreal Engine 4”
    I’d love to see a source for this. In general I’d love to see more source links…
    PWE+Cryptic+no time usually means they slap it onto an existing engine and just milk the fans. They did it with Star Trek Online.

  5. There certainly is a reason for why the artists removed their work from circulation so that’s valid evidence of something having gone on behind the curtain. What the state of the project is now is anyone’s guess and I wouldn’t go as far as expecting a press release until it happens. Before that, all we can do is wait and not fret about it.

  6. I was just thinking – considering facts below:
    – we are missing a GOOD Jurassic game
    – JP3 is being viewed as the weakest movie in the franchise
    – there are some unanswered plot holes in all of the movies
    Maybe a good idea would be to create a game:
    – similar to Alien:Isolation in gameplay / climate structure
    – with open world to explore
    – with Eric Kirby as main protagonist
    With that said we could get a survival horror game set on Isla Sorna, with action taking time during 8 weeks of Erics stranding. During this time the protagonist can explore the island and find out some clues in abandoned InGen facilities or other places at Site B. No weapons, just careful and clever exploration that will strenghten the survival feeling. Running and screaming included. Now – how to set this idea in motion?

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