Why haven't anyone made a space bounty hunting video game (space cowboy). Set in a dangerous galaxy sprawling with outlaws of a multitude of alien species. Ability to traverse a variety of handcrafted planets (no procedurally-generated content). Deep and interesting lore, scale and scope, and player choice/freedom akin to Elder Scrolls. Explore complex concepts and themes such as Black Holes, time travel, quality of life in planets etc. Lone travel alot like Geralt in Witcher series (no crew bullshit) so it feels like an actual journey and adventure. Basically Cowboy Bebop the game but less animeish and a character like Geralt.
I know the cancelled Prey sounded pretty similar... but thats been cancelled so yeah
Cyberpunk 2077 seems pretty close which im extremely hyped for but I dont think we'll be exploring space
Im aware Beyond Evil and Good 2 exists and is the closest to such game but I dont think Ubisoft will pull it off
I have no faith in Star Citizen
I would simply love an ambitious, large scale, hard sci-fi exploring the unknown and unpredictability of deep deep space. While also hunting some space alien baddies!
This is pretty much exactly what I have been missing all these years. Why doesn't this exist? Could Starfield be something like this?
Then there's all the untapped potential of the Marvel universe and all we get are these mediocre fighting games. Why can't there be huge RPGs or action adventures or sandboxes or anything like that? Is it because licensed games and movie games tend to fail miserably and nobody is willing to take the risk?
Finally, I'd like some games where you get to be the bad guy. Not just an antihero, but a real baddie. You could be like a general of an evil empire and it would be your responsibility to oversee the conquest of a lesser nation and you'd have to both manage the war and make harsh decisions according to what your emperor wants. Maybe you really wouldn't like to do these evil things, but you'd kind of have to, putting you into a difficult position, that would be interesting. There could be interactions with the poor, subjugated people and they would try to influence you and try to make you feel for them and you'd have to decide whether it would be feasible to go renegade and rebel against your own empire. Or you could just remain a loyal servant of your emperor and enforce his will to the letter. That kind of stuff.