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.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”