Following Saturday’s discovery of the unreleased game Sonic Extreme, ProtonX has released more gameplay footage, including a full race mode video. Information about who this lost game was developed by has also come to light, along with footage of another cancelled and similar looking game on ProtonX’s Xbox dev kit that the same game developers created. It appears Sonic Extreme was outsourced to Visionscape Interactive, who were responsible for PS1 game X-Bladez: Inline Skater, Xbox game SeaBlade and canned Xbox, PS2 and GC game Rocket Power: Zero Gravity Zone.
Cancelled Xbox game Tech Deck: Bare Knuckle Grind (yes, those fingerboards), another title developed by Visionscape Interactive was also found on the Xbox development kit, and looks strikingly familiar to Sonic Extreme. As you can see in the below video of TD:BKG, the stage, engine, gameplay, text and actions are exactly the same, leaving no doubt that Visionscape Interactive were behind this.
More gameplay videos of Sonic Extreme are available below:
Now you’ve seen more of Sonic Extreme, who was behind it and their game development history, are you glad the game was scrapped, or do you think it should have seen the light of day? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Source: ASSEMbler Games Forum
Thanks to Gamerguy21, Shaddix Leto Croft and Hogfather at the SSMB for the heads up!