It was too ambitious.
It’s been revealed Retro Studios had rather ambitious plans to make the third entry in the popular Metroid Prime series an open-world game.
During an interview with the Kiwi Talkz, Deck Nine Games producer Byran Walker – who was the senior producer on Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, revealed how Metroid Prime’s series director, Mark Pacini, had an idea to make the third game an open-world title, and even feature Samus’ ship as a playable asset. Unfortunately, the “open-world” idea was so big, it got scrapped.
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