The team at Did You Know Gaming has turned their focus to the F-Zero franchise in their latest video, all with the goal of discovering details about unreleased and cancelled F-Zero projects.
While fans have been clamoring for a new F-Zero for awhile now, it only stings that much more to know that the series was in different states of return, only to be shelved somewhere in the process. These efforts included a potential F-Zero GX sequel, as well as F-Zero games for the Wii U and Switch.
As you might expect, the titles detailed in this video are about as dead as it gets. F-Zero itself might return some day, but it’s pretty unlikely anything discussed in this video will get revived. If these games are being talked about publicly, you can imagine Nintendo moved on years ago.
That said, if you want your heart broken and are looking for details on the F-Zero title that was at least being considered for Switch, you can find the bullet points below. This project was being worked on by Giles Goddard, who is most well-known to Nintendo fans for his work on Star Fox.
- Goddard had an F-Zero prototype with ultra-realistic physics
- the physics of this prototype allows for multi-vehicle pileups
- each vehicle had four jets
- taking damage would impact how the jets worked, along with steering
- the prototype allowed for 16 online players and 16 AI players at the same time
- the prototype also had a map editor that let you share tracks with friends
- the goal was to have this game running at 60fps on Switch
- Nintendo refused the pitch due to a lack of people on the team