A number of titles didn't make the shortlist when the deal finally went through with Activision Blizzard. Another casualty of the boardroom hitmen was Radical's Scarface 2.
Variety reports that the rights of the license have returned to Universal which may be looking to do something videogame wise itself - or at least find another publisher.
"I don't know whether Radical, which made the first game, was working on it, or how far into production the game got," writes Variety's Ben Fritz.
"The rights have reverted back to Universal, which will undoubtedly be looking to find another publisher interested in open-world, drug empire building, hip-hop influenced, non-stop-swearing mayhem."
Universal recently unveiled a Wanted videogame, based upon the recentlyof the same name in which assassins deal out some high octane action.
Well if Tony Montana can survive (at least in the videogame) a shotgun blast to the back, I'm sure he's got a few Cuban tricks up his sleeve.
Scarface's drug-fuelled empire lost in Acti-Blizz deal, sequel killed
14 August 2008 | By Simon Priest