Waterworld

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1995 Software Creations / Interplay

Platforms: 3DO and Sony PlayStation

As part of the launch and release of The Games That Weren’t book, we are  adding assets and content that didn’t make it to print as bonus DLC content to share with you. 

Within the book is an in-depth and detailed 12 page story about the unreleased Waterworld by Software Creations/Interplay for the 3DO  and Sony PlayStation platforms. We speak to designer/producer Ste Pickford and developers Carleton Handley (PlayStation) and Peter Scott (3DO) about the game and its troublesome development.

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Ultimately, Interplay wanted an “on rails” game similar to Star Wars: Rebel Assault which Ste Pickford advised against, but was sadly ignored. Although other unreleased versions by Ocean have surfaced in recent years, the remains of the very different Software Creations development is yet to be found on either 3DO or PlayStation. The search goes on for both versions in what will be an interesting curiosity to see.

Whilst doing research, we obtained a number of assets and magazine scans, not all could be included within the book – so here they are, along with the magazine articles where some of the images were found.

Thanks to Greg Holt and Ross Sillifant for some of the scans and images.

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