The Jurassic World movie was good enough to break records and quickly spawn a remake in Jurassic World 2; but, was it good enough for the franchise to have made a video game? Almost, apparently.
The version of the game was going to include a Chris Pratt-esque character, that you can see below, who looks enough like him to get the point across that it's him, but so unlike him that it just seems strange.
Check him out!
There was also an accompanying video that came with it, but it has since been deleted. (EDIT: here it is!)
I personally am not too bummed that this isn't going to happen, especially since LEGO Jurassic World already came out and was a much more fun and seemingly apt game for the franchise.
And do we really need a video game version of JW? It seems like one of the most impressive aspects of the film was the CGI, and I don't think a video game could accomplish tracking that level of pseudo-realism in the dinosaur design that the movie could.
Either way perhaps we were spared the game and it was all for the best. Here's the original breakdown given by a user on Reddit.
‘I got to see some screenshots of Cryptic Studio's newest game, which was based on Jurassic World. It was a 3rd person game where the player controlled Chris Pratt's character. Several dinosaurs from the series were going to be in it including: Gallimimus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and Baryonyx.
Not quite sure what you would have done in the game other than it being described as being similar to 'H1Z1.' Early Access on Steam would have come out soon but that's all the info I know.’
I think that, to be quite frank, those involved with this movie made a good chunk of money, and the royalties they may have earned from another game would have just been icing on the cake. I don't necessarily think the fans were clamoring for it.
Also, if Indominus Rex wasn't going to be involved, I'm not sure I would have been down anyway...