[E3 2011] Missing In Action


Another E3 has come to a close and while gamers were shown plenty of reasons to be excited for their platform of choice, there were a few titles that were noticeably absent this year. Here’s a list of titles m.i.a at E3 2011:

Sorcery: One of the most promising PlayStation Move titles revealed for the PS3 during E3 2010, Sorcery was a no show this year. News regarding Sorcery has been hard to find since last year. Although rumored to release sometime this year, the only update about the game was made on February 11th when The Workshop ( developers working on Sorcery ) posted the following on their website: “Development for “Sorcery” is in full-swing. We’re really excited on the progress so far.


Adrift: Leading up to E3 this year news surrounding a French studio called DONTNOD Entertainment would lead you to believe that their first title in development for the PS3 was set to be revealed at the event. It was even mentioned on DONTNOD’s website that the developers were headed to E3 to presumably show off their “AAA” action game to the public. Clearly that wasn’t the case.

Final Fantasy XIV: It’s no secret that Square Enix’s latest mmorpg had a pretty disappointing launch last October. So much so that Square Enix sent at least two apologies to its customers, recognizing the poor quality of the game and asking for patience while they rework it. Under new management, Final Fantasy XIV is slowing becoming the mmorpg fans expected, so I was surprised when SE opted not to show off the game at E3 2011. That would have been a perfect time to let those who may have washed their hands of the title know how much it has improved and why they should give it a second look.

Agent:Who knows what’s going on with Rockstar North’s sandbox action game set during the Cold War. The game was first announced in 2007 and officially named at Sony’s E3 2009 conference. Since then, outside of Take-Two’s confirmation that the title was still in development during a fiscal earnings conference call onMay 24th 2011, gamers are still in the dark about the game.


Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Baba0Booey on June 18th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Im waiting patientely for sorcery and agent…..good things come to those who wait. And also squeenix is on the downward slope of failure, marjor fiscal losses and poor direction on game development. FF13 was a major major dissapointment, and yes the MMO was horrible.

    But great article!

  2. #2 by premiersoupir on June 18th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Yeah, I was disappointed about the glaring lack of Sorcery as well. It had looked much more promising than that silly Medieval Moves game that got a rather early spot in Sony’s lineup. And on another note, I vaguely thought that Agent had been canceled. But I don’t know whether I read that somewhere or I just came to assume that, not having heard anything about it in so long.

  3. #3 by Sakinah on June 18th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    @Baba0Booey Thanks. Yeah, FFXIV was a bad game at launch but it seems like the new dev team working on it is really trying hard to fix it. SE missed a good opportunity to show that to their fans at E3.

  4. #4 by Captain_CHEETO on June 18th, 2011

    Good stuff mate. I would’ve added The Last Guardian to the list since its been almost 3 years in the making!

  5. #5 by FooBear408 on June 18th, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    sorcery and agent were the two I was kind of hoping for…

  6. #6 by Paranoimia on June 19th, 2011 [ 1285 Points ]

    I did wonder if Sorcery may have become “Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest” as it seemed quite similar. But apparently not.

  7. #7 by Darklurkr23 on June 19th, 2011 [ 17446 Points ]

    I wanted a Legacy of Kain Defiance 2 XD

  8. #8 by Jay on June 19th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    premiersoupir: Yeah, I was disappointed about the glaring lack of Sorcery as well. It had looked much more promising than that silly Medieval Moves game that got a rather early spot in Sony’s lineup. And on another note, I vaguely thought that Agent had been canceled. But I don’t know whether I read that somewhere or I just came to assume that, not having heard anything about it in so long.  

    nah, Agent was never canceled. R* North would have announced another title by now. Who knows why they’re taking so long with it. Maybe they’re going to shift PS3 development to PS4 and make it a launch title :P

  9. #9 by Ace on June 19th, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    Jay:
    nah, Agent was never canceled. R* North would have announced another title by now. Who knows why they’re taking so long with it. Maybe they’re going to shift PS3 development to PS4 and make it a launch title :P   

    That’d be like, 8 years of development, if agent is the best game ever, then, I’m just gonna punch a baby.

  10. #10 by EdEN on June 19th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    Missing Sorcery as well. It’s basically the one game that would have made me buy a Move bundle.

  11. #11 by Kane112 on June 19th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    ye cant wait to hear more about Sorcery could certainly make the move a lot more popular if done right

  12. #12 by Pedro on June 20th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    EdEN: Missing Sorcery as well. It’s basically the one game that would have made me buy a Move bundle.  

    I feel the same way. I’m really hoping this is an awesome game.

    But it is taking forever to finish. I remember the 2010 E3 preview and I thought the game was near launch.

  13. #13 by EdEN on June 22nd, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    @Pedro: Maybe they had finished one or two levels and that’s what they showed and then after slow Move sales they put it on the back burner?

  14. #14 by Pedro on June 22nd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I really hope not. Even at that point it was the game which most drew my attention and interest to Move.

    Seems like exactly the type of game this was made for, not just using it as a pointer, which is a bit silly.

    Even now, after so many years with the Wii on the market I still think motion controlled games haven’t got where they should be. Skyward Sword is taking a step into the right direction, but there’s so much more to be done…


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