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

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kuribo

Sounds like Nintendo gives Zero F’s about the F-Zero franchise.

sligeach_eire

2M ago

I think the next Mario Kart could be a Nintendo Kart instead. And F-Zero could feature more prominently in that, as well as other Nintendo franchises. But it could mean that a standalone new F-Zero game is further away from being a reality than ever before.


I was actually thinking that too, even with that exact name: Nintendo Kart.
Just imagining a Mario Kart game with Samus racing across Hylia Field is getting me excited.
Add in some 3rd party characters (but only a selcet few) and we have a match made in heaven.


enthropy

2M ago

Save the next F-Zero for Nintendo VR !


kuribo

2M ago

Sounds like Nintendo gives Zero F’s about the F-Zero franchise.


vinlauria

2M ago

@enthropy

The Nintendo On has been dead for two decades, man. Let it go.


enthropy

2M ago

@vinlauria

What odd drugs are you ON? Nintendo can do VR in the future and I sure hope they do sooner than later! =)