In an interview with NME, a developer who labored on 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand revealed that initially the sport was going to be a Tom Clancy title. But as a result of the writer didn’t truly personal the rights to Clancy’s title, this plan was scrapped.
50 Cent: Blood On The Sand was launched for Xbox 360 and PS3 again in 2009. It’s a reasonably normal third-person cowl shooter, elevated drastically by the truth that it stars 50 Cent and his G-Unit cohorts. After performing a live performance in an unnamed Middle Eastern nation, 50 and his crew are paid by way of a diamond-encrusted cranium. (Really.) But earlier than the gang can go away and… I don’t know, stare at their candy new bony reward, it’s stolen and 50 Cent has to battle to get it again. This includes a whole lot of desert ranges, taking pictures, swearing, and hiding behind waist-high cowl.
As half of a bigger function on canceled video games, Blood On The Sand developer Darren Yeomans informed NME that when growth began on the shooter, it didn’t function the well-known rapper in any respect. Instead, for “over a yr” the oldsters at Swordfish Studios, the corporate behind the sport, labored on what they thought was going to finish up being a Tom Clancy recreation.
Yeomans defined that the studio had accomplished a number of ranges and had actually discovered the gameplay when the writer, Vivendi, threw the workforce a “huge curve-ball” and requested them to remodel the sport round a well-known celeb that it already held the rights to. The individual? 50 Cent. Vivendi had beforehand revealed 2005’s 50 Cent: Bulletproof and in accordance with one other dev featured within the NME story, that recreation made the writer some huge cash.
However, the bizarre story behind this odd recreation’s growth doesn’t finish there. According to a dev who labored on the sport at a later date, after the Clancy stuff, the sport was briefly based mostly on the Covert-One books based mostly on the Bourne collection created by Robert Ludlum after he died. However, a deliberate TV present based mostly on the books was canceled and by no means made, so the sport was shelved after which reworked into the traditional(?) that’s 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand.
Even after the sport had totally reworked right into a 50 Cent title, growth was nonetheless rocky. At one level—very late in growth—50 Cent’s child performed a construct of the sport and advised to the devs that they add helicopters. A dev who was presenting the construct on the time defined that the sport was a third-person shooter and didn’t have helis. But after the child endured, 50 Cent chimed in and informed the devs “You heard him. Make a degree with helicopters in!”
When the sport shipped, it included a helicopter part in addition to boss fights towards them.
After all this, 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand nonetheless ended up reviewing higher than you may anticipate. Despite respectable opinions, it didn’t promote properly and the studio behind the sport, Swordfish, was shuttered the next yr. But based mostly on the anecdotes throughout the years about its growth, engaged on this recreation appears like a small nightmare. Having it flop like that most likely damage greater than I can think about. Hopefully, the devs had been capable of finding higher work elsewhere, free from 50 Cent’s calls for.