I’ve noticed that a few video games, including new releases, end up with unused content that is on the disc but never comes to light or ever gets experienced by players. A few examples of this happening in the past are Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, Dead Rising 1 and a good amount of other games that have had this problem.
With newer games, I am not sure if this still happening. However, I’d love to see developers at least try to add this unused content in future DLC updates after the games are released so that extra stuff already included on the disc is available as people already paid for it when buying the disc or digital version of the game.
Another thing I’d love to see developers do is when releasing new DLC is to recycle unused content on the game disc which could be used to create extra maps, vehicles, and whatever the case may be. The modding community has done this before and demonstrated this can be done. It would be a great way for them to cut the amount of time it would take, as well as ensure any content they spent time working on but quickly cancelled would not actually be fully wasted.
It will be interesting to see if unused content reoccurs in the future and which developers will eventually decide to recycle unused content to create additional maps, vehicles, etc. or whatever the case may be with the specific game in question.
gaz be rotten (gamertag)
GC: It’s just unfinished content left on the disc or purposefully cut from the final version. Just like a movie there’s a lot that’s left on the cutting room floor, often because it’s not up to the same standards as the rest of the game.