Game publisher Take Two Interactive had a game in the works codenamed Volt for a while. It was created by developer Hangar 13. The unannounced game was eventually canceled, costing Take Two 45 million.
Take-Two mentions the cost item in its most recent quarterly figures. The company writes in it that it had to write off 53 million dollars or 45 million euros because of “the decision not to continue with the development of an unannounced title”. According to Bloomberg, it is a project with the working title Volt. In it, superheroes would play against each other online.
Sources tell the news agency that the unannounced game had “went through multiple iterations” since it came off the drawing board. The price tag of 45 million also seems to indicate that the development was already at an advanced stage. The makers have been working on the game since 2017.
Game development is said to have been delayed due to problems surrounding the corona crisis. Also, the game is said to have gone through multiple reboots and had technical issues. Volt would be made by Hangar 13. That is a studio of 2K Games, which in turn is part of Take Two. Hangar 13 is best known for Mafia III.