E3 Announcements That Never Saw the Light of Day
While Eight Days was unveiled as a tech demo at Sony’s 2005 conference, it wasn’t until the 2006 conference that it was officially announced. The trailer shown that year was action-packed with guns being shot, oil tanker trucks crashing, and a gas station exploding.
Following the June 2008 announcement that Eight Days, which was being developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s London Studio, had halted production, SCE President Shuhei Yoshida said the decision was partly due to the lack of online content in the game.
Developers who worked on Eight Days eventually gave more information about the vision the studio had for it. It reportedly was to contain large cinematic scenes reminiscent of God of War, while also featuring driving and duck-and-cover combat. But ultimately the endeavor ended up being too costly to continue with development for Sony.