Hidden Palace is a preservation website that comprises what the group calls “Undertaking Deluge.” This challenge is targeted on releasing a considerable amount of recreation preview materials in the way in which of betas and prototypes to protect them (thanks, VGC). We had already seen uploads for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Sega Saturn, and Philips CD-i, however now Dreamcast and authentic Xbox supplies have been added.
“From unreleased video games, early prototypes, tech demos, localization prototypes, debugging builds, and a few near-final builds with debugging options enabled, this a part of the lot has you coated. It’s considerably becoming too, for the reason that Xbox was a non secular successor to the Dreamcast in a manner,” the location says.
In truth, a whopping 349 authentic Xbox prototypes are actually included within the Undertaking Deluge assortment. Amongst the record of titles are unreleased ports of video games like Pac-Man World Rally and American Idol, in addition to He-Man: Defender of Grayskull, Hail to the Chimp, and an English model of Dinosaur Looking: Ushinawareta Daichi sitting amongst them.
“What’s attention-grabbing about many of the Xbox prototypes is simply what number of of them are literally unreleased. On condition that Microsoft was a relative newcomer to the online game trade on the time,” the location reads. “There was most definitely doubt over whether or not or not the Xbox was even going to be a hit on the time, so most builders could not have been keen to place a few of their video games on the platform.”
Undertaking Deluge has been within the care of Hidden Palace for practically a yr and a half, with the group checking every title to confirm differing software program from the ultimate launch variations. You may see the complete record of prototype and beta video games on the Hidden Palace website.