Casino Royale (cancelled movie tie-in video game; 2006)
Casino Royale was a planned tie-in video game to the James Bond movie of the same name. The game was planned to be on the PlayStation 3 (where it would serve as a launch title in Europe), Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. The game also would have been developed by EA.
On January 30, 2006, EA confirmed that a Casino Royale video game was in development. The James Bond fan website, MI6-Hq.com had confirmed that 3D models and concept art was already done and that the game had begun development before the James Bond video game, From Russia With Love hit store shelves in 2005.
The development of Casino Royale was very short lived as on May 3, 2006, an article from Variety had shown that MGM and EA has ended their contract to make James Bond games due in part to the poor sales of From Russia With Love. Also on May 3, 2006, MGM and Activision had struck a deal that would allow Activision to make future James Bond games through 2014. The shift in the contract would not kick in until 2007 which prompted Activision to not pick up the Casino Royale tie-in game. Casino Royale was rumored to have been around 15% complete before its cancellation.
- MI6-Hq article on the game with concept art Retrieved 11 Feb '18
- EA confirms Casino Royale Retrieved 11 Feb '18
- Variety article on EA and MGM contract termination Retrieved 11 Feb '18
- Activision gets a license to make James Bond games Retrieved 11 Feb '18