What Happened to the LOST Videogame?
What Happened to the LOST Videogame?
Rumors are flying that the LOST video game developed by UBISoft’s Montreal studio has been put on hold, for the time being.  So far, however, there has been no official announcement to this effect.   In fact, the last report to surface on the LOST game was that a sample had been shown to producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and they were pleased with UBISoft’s progress.
The most recent comments on the elusive game came from the producers themselves in the July/August edition of the official LOST magazine. In the Questions and Answers department, a fan wrote in and asked how the game was looking, to which Lindelof replied “From what I have seen? Ridiculously AWESOME!” Prior to that tidbit, on their April 16th, 2007 podcast Lindelof and Cuse both gave favorable reviews of a piece of playable footage they were shown by the developers.

As for what the game is about, Lindelof and Cuse gave some information on that right here when I spoke to them in March.   Of the game’s plot, Lindelof said “We pitched them a concept for the game and they’re basically going to run with it but I think much in the same way that the Star Wars first person shooter games worked, where you’re new  characters exploring similar environments in the movies that you already know.”

It is possible that the game either represents an alternate reality, or is possibly even a prequel to the events of the show judging by some of the locations we can expect to see. Cuse said the same interview that it was possible we would be seeing the Swan hatch again, which was (famously) destroyed in the second season finale.

One reason that official news on the game hasn’t been released could be that while UBISoft has the license for the game, ABC/Disney may have the last say on promotion of the game since prominent promotion of the game does dovetail with marketing efforts of the brand as a whole.  On that note, when news does arrive concerning the game be sure to check back here for full coverage.

- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer

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