Fallout 3 (Van Burren)

Van Buren was the codename given to Fallout 3, a game that was being developed by Black Isle Studios before the parent company, Interplay Entertainment, laid off the PC development team on December 8, 2003, effectively cancelling the game. Prior to its cancellation, Van Buren was set to carry on the Fallout series as the sequel to Fallout 2. On May 3, 2007, the tech demo of the game was leaked onto the internet.
An official Fallout 3 was developed by Bethesda Softworks after Interplay sold them the single player rights to the franchise. It was released October 28, 2008.

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Baldur’s Gate 3: The Black Hound

Baldur’s Gate III: The Black Hound (code named Jefferson and FR6) was mentioned in early 2001 as a new game in the Baldur’s Gate series to be made by Black Isle Studios using a completely new 3D engine.

BG3 was originally going to be a departure from the high-powered epic of the Bhaalspawn saga to a low-key, roleplaying plot. With protagonists progressing to around level four at the end of BIS’ typically enormous campaign and a hard cap at level eight, gameplay was refocussed to a flat and wide adventure emphasizing quests over combat. In fact, the game was only titled “Baldur’s Gate” due to Interplay having lost the general D&D license to Atari, but still retaining the right to make Baldur’s Gate branded D&D games.

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Torn

Black Isle’s Torn is a computer role-playing game developed for Windows by Black Isle Studios, announced on March 22, 2001 and cancelled in July of that year. The game was to use a modified version of the SPECIAL role-playing system, which had been implemented in the Fallout series. Developed on various editions of the Lithtech engine, Torn possessed features unseen in previous Black Isle Studios games, such as 3D graphics and real-time camera movement.
In Torn, the player assumed the role of a wanderer, who was cursed to bring misfortune to people and places around it. Under a king’s orders, the player undertook quests to clarify a series of conflicting prophecies. Unlike several other Black Isle Studios games, the game was to take place in an original world titled “Torn” instead of a traditional Dungeons & Dragons location.
The ultimate reason for Torn’s cancellation was eventually revealed by Feargus Urquhart:

“I don’t know if we ever released an official reason on why [Torn] was canceled, but in a nutshell, the game was canceled because it was not going to be done in time to get Interplay the revenue the company needed to continue operations. That sounds like it was all Interplay’s fault, but that’s really not the case. The project was not going well and continued to be an ongoing challenge.”

The delays were caused by numerous engine upgrades and large problems with pathfinding, due to the team’s inexperience with 3D engines.

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Stonekeep II Godmaker

Black Isle Studios worked on a sequel called Stonekeep 2: Godmaker for five years before canceling it in 2001.

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance III

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance III was canceled when developer Interplay Entertainment Corp. was forced to shut down operations in June 2004, to the disappointment of fans of the series, especially after the teaser trailer at the end of Dark Alliance II. It has been said that the Champions of Norrath series is a “continuation” of the series by virtue of the fact that it uses an identical game engine; however, as the Dark Alliance franchise uses the D & D universe and CoN uses the Everquest universe, this has been disputed.

12 Responses to “Unreleased games”


  1. My cousin would really appreciate this blog post. We were just discussing about this. lol

  2. Brett Says:

    I am severly sad to see that they are not making Baldurs Gate III. I am a huge fan of the series and i think if they were to make the third game of the series for PS3, XBOX360 and PC, that they would make a great amount of money. D&D needs to get their heads out of there butt and and allow people to get what they want. The world wants and needs a game like baldurs because there is not a CO-OP game like it.

  3. Luka Says:

    OOhh myyy god,
    I wanna kill myself, I would sell a whole bunch of fallout 3, mass effects, assassins creeds for this,
    and maybe my mama to LOL(((
    AHAHAH!!!!!
    I am ssooooo angrYY!

  4. Virgina perry Says:

    u guys are ass holes that game is the shit as amatter of fack im playing it now and i have the option of playing skyrim insted but im not cuz dark alliance is so addictive and its crap if u dont finish what u started because if u were wating for dramatic affect or sumthing then now is the time to unvel the game boys because everyone is irritated with u for not finishing the series so unless u start showing some trailers and such on tv then ill not be getting any other game u produce untill u get the DG3 out there so u best hury up cuz ur lossing fans by the minute

  5. Demert Says:

    With the new release of a new dungeon crawler : Legends of Grimrock…. how about to recreate Stonekeep and also finish Stonekeep II????


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