Eight Days, a PS3 exclusive third person title that was canned in 2008 after hiding in the shadows since E3 2006, was apparently “jaw dropping”.[videoyoutube]That’s according to Richard Bunn, who currently works for Nice Touch Games but used to work for Sony and spent four months on Eight Days which was a British made game that was, according to Bunn, going to have online co-op and was in fact based around “buddy gameplay”.
“Imagine Uncharted,” he said, “where you have two Nathan Drakes, and you can cover swap between each other and chuck ammo between each other. That was pretty much the game.”
“A lot of what was shown off publicly had a bit of a mixed review,” he said. “But what was going on in-house at the time was looking quite spectacular. I designed a new opening level for them. My goal there was to make the opening level every bit as good as something you would see in God of War.”
“We had that fully playable in prototype form and it was jaw dropping. It was exceedingly good. All of the other level designers on the team were doing great work.
It seems from Bunn’s other comments that the game had been in pre-production for some time and “soaked up a lot of money”. He doesn’t disclose how much it would have cost to finish, but was “quite a bit” – another year’s worth of development.
Oddly, though, Bunn’s not aware of “the current status of it” and says that “it would be lovely to see that game resurrected in one form or another because it had a lot of potential.”