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Pandemic Brisbane's final game, The Next Big Thing, revealed

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 30/07/09 - 10:50 AM Permalink

It does look cool indeed and am guessing that publishers were probably turned off by the $ to make something like this. At the beginning of the Wii life you would have been able to get a decent advance, but not in the past few years where the market is flooded with low rent mini-game styles games and shovel-ware.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 30/07/09 - 5:52 PM Permalink

Now if only someone would upload some of Pandemic's Batman gameplay footage, and I'm not talking about those city fly-throughs that have already been seen.

Submitted by souri on Fri, 31/07/09 - 4:21 PM Permalink

Considering how fast the character animations were pulled from the portfolio site of the Pandemic employee who was working on it, I would say it would be unlikely we'll see that stuff any time soon...

Maybe give it a few years ;) I'd love to see it too.

Submitted by souri on Wed, 05/08/09 - 3:56 PM Permalink

So, it looks like EA / Pandemic have pulled the video from youTube. It seems pretty odd, considering the talk previously about Pandemic Brisbane being able to keep the I.P and were shopping for publishers to continue developing the game.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/08/09 - 8:40 PM Permalink

I don't know anything about that, aside form what was reported in here, but I assume that since Pandemic Brisbane has gone completley there is no one left to sell it.

AustralianGamer has the trailer for the canned Pandemic Brisbane game, The Next Big Thing. Pandemic Brisbane had two teams working on two equally big titles. One was the Batman movie licensed game which has since been greatly talked about, and the other was the previously unknown Wii title called The Next Big Thing.

Upon Pandemic Brisbane's closure, it was heard around the grapevine that The Next Big Thing was being shopped around to numerous publishers with the hope that this title could be completed, but unfortunately, it looks like those attempts were not fruitful.

An incredible shame, really, as the game looks *fantastic*! It looks Pandemic were upping themselves in the open-world department by exceeding what they've been able to accomplish with Destroy All Humans! 1 and 2. The art style is phenomenal, the animation is exquisite, and the game itself looks incredibly fun as well. Why no other publisher wanted to pick this up is beyond me.

The Next Best Thingby Refurs