Developer Silicon Knights hasn't been doing well lately, recently suffering a big ol' mass exodus . In the process, some unkind words were also said about boss Denis Dyack.
But we wish one of their canceled projects had actually made it to store shelves. According to an informative post in the NeoGAF forums , one of the titles that never got finished was a game called "The Box," which was essentially a Silent Hill iteration of some sort. SK pitched it to Sega and it was meant to be an "open-world survival horror" title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Sega eventually dropped the idea and although THQ later revived it as "The Ritualyst," the project just never got off the ground. Details as to why are scarce.
It was canceled back in 2009, which is unfortunate. We could've used a really interesting take on the narrowing survival/horror genre. …that being said, if it had turned out to be as craptastic as X-Men: Destiny , maybe not seeing the end result is a blessing in disguise.