One-hour documentary about Arkane shows gameplay from the cancelled Half-Life 2: Episode 4/Ravenholm

In my opinion, Arkane Studios is one of the most talented studios to date. From Dishonored to Prey, Arkane’s games always put emphasis on player freedom. And today, NoClip shared a one-hour documentary about Arkane Studios. This documentary tell the story of Arkane’s twenty year history.

What’s also interesting here is that this documentary features exclusive first looks at the gameplay of three cancelled projects. These three projects are: The Crossing, LMNO & the Half-Life spin-off “Ravenholm”.

Half-Life 2: Episode 4 or Half-Life Ravenholm was a Half-Life 2 game that Arkane Studios was working on. This was meant to be a zombie game that would take place in Ravenholm. According to Marc Laidlaw, Arkane presented some prototypes of this game back in 2007. However, Valve eventually decided that it didn’t make sense to pursue it at the time.

In case you weren’t aware of, Arkane is the studio behind Arx Fatalis and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. The team also worked on the second BioShock game, as well as on Call of Duty: World at War.

We rarely share documentaries but I believe you’ll agree that this is an amazing one. Let’s at least hope that Arkane’s new game won’t suffer from Dishonored 2’s optimization issues.


The Untold History of Arkane: Dishonored / Prey / Ravenholm / LMNO / The Crossing