It takes a lot of time and money to develop an intellectual property, Hell, it takes a lot of time and money just to acquire the rights for an already-existing property. So it’s always sad when an IP goes dormant.
Sometimes, but very rarely, fans get to see a very unlikely dream come true (Shenmue). More often, though, they don’t, and an IP enters purgatory — or worse.
The Xbox brand has been no stranger to vanishing IP. I spent a good bit of time reading and searching through US trademarks, and I’ve come up with 11 abandoned franchises we’re probably not going to see again. And guess what: none of them are the recently canned Scalebound!
Let’s have a look.