- A new screenshot from the GTA leak has uncovered that Midnight Club 5 was in development at Rockstar.
- But, just like Agent and GTA Tokyo, the developer canned the game.
- The last entry in the franchise came out in 2008 in the form of Midnight Club: Los Angeles.
The GTA hack has unveiled that Midnight Club 5 was actually in development before being canned by Rockstar. As reported by mnm345 on X, a screenshot from the leak showcases files from different games like Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the next Midnight Club, titled “MC5.”
Everyone is talking about Agent, Bully 2 and even GTA Tokyo's Development
but I have seen no one mentioning that Midnight Club 5 was also in development for a while pic.twitter.com/X7SkFefFn8
— mnm345 (@mnm345x) December 25, 2023
The racing title has joined an ever-growing list of canceled games that have come to light because of the recent GTA hack. According to the leak, Rockstar Games also binned titles like GTA Tokyo, the PlayStation exclusive Agent, the highly anticipated Bully 2, and several single-player DLCs for GTA 5. Hence, Midnight Club 5 is just one of the unlucky concepts that suffered this fate.
If you aren’t aware, Midnight Club was one of the most popular racing franchises of the early 21st century. The first game in the series came out in 2000 and sold almost 2.5 million copies on the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation 2. The second game followed this success with even better reviews, even though sales were a little less.
The next game in the series, Midnight Club 3 launched in 2005 and was an even bigger success for Rockstar, shipping 1.1 million units for PlayStation 2 and a whopping 3.6 million on PSP. The racing title also received positive reviews from critics and got a remix edition a year later for Xbox and PS2.
Midnight Club: Los Angeles, the last game in the franchise, was released for the PlayStation 3, PSP, and Xbox 360 in 2008 and was a decent triumph for Rockstar, selling 2.5 million copies globally. However, after its complete edition came out, a report suggested that the developer had shut down the franchise without any explanation.
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This leak doesn’t specify when Midnight Club 5 was discarded, but we can assume it was before Rockstar discontinued the series. We can only hope that one day this series returns but just like Sunset Overdrive 2 and the online Spider-Man title which Insomniac Games canceled, it’s just one of the projects the developer didn’t pursue.
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