Way back in the 2014, news broke that God of War developer Sony Santa Monica had suffered a round of layoffs following the cancellation of an undisclosed project. It eventually transpired that the project was an open world sci-fi game which Sony had originally intended to unveil later that same year.
Beyond the fact that the mystery game had been in development for over three years, with Battlestar Galactica writer Michael Angeli involved in some capacity, additional information has been hard to come by since then.
Now however, we may finally have had a glimpse at the game that never was, thanks to images found on concept and 3D artist Erik San Juan's portfolio. San Juan worked on numerous Santa Monica projects, including all four main God of War games, and, according to his resume, lead the concept and character concept art teams for an unannounced (and subsequently cancelled) PS4 game. The duration of that project was three years, from 2011 to 2014 - sound familiar?
The images, which were first discovered by website nerdlinks, no longer appear to be available on San Juan's portfolio, but they can still be seen in all their crystal-horned, kraken-strewn glory elsewhere.
Of course, there's no guarantee that these images are connected to Sony Santa Monica's cancelled project but, if they were, how would that make you feel?