Manhattan Could’ve Been 28 Days Later Meets New York City For PS3

By Spencer . August 21, 2012 . 12:25pm

Sony Computer Entertainment Cambridge’s art director Jason Wilson revealed a pitch for a game called Manhattan. The concept for Manhattan was a first person survival horror game where players had to escape the city after a 28 Days Later virus turned people into zombies. The goal of the game is to escape and bring other survivors to checkpoints. Manhattan was on the drawing board back in 2006 when the PlayStation 3 launched.



With zombie fever taking over the media, I wonder if Manhattan would have been a hit for Sony.


Sometimes different teams, separated by an ocean can come up with the same concept in parallel. Revolution 4, another pitch from Sony Cambridge, sounds like Resistance: Fall of Man, but the studio had no idea that Insomniac was developing a War of the Worlds style alien invasion game with Sony Computer Entertainment America. SCE Cambridge’s idea for Revolution 4 was an alien invasion in the UK staring an everyman character. The invasion starts in King’s Cross while buildings collapse around them.


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  • Hector Yujuico Rabie

    Gantz?! lol

  • omeganeko

    “can you lead the survivors from the horrors that is….. Manhattan” worst holiday slogan EVER

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    New York gets demolished in most video games like on a weekly basis. Can’t we have terrorists or aliens attack other metropolitan areas, like Seattle, Chicago or Dallas. Or if you want to go foreign a place like Berlin, or Moscow… =/

    • Kevadu

       Hey, leave Seattle alone!  We’re perfectly happy being forgotten about by the rest of the country.

    • At least we SEast Asians hv the most least chances of getting screwed over lol. Japan though…

      BTW, did you watched 2012?? Moscow (i think) and other places got wrecked too…

  • “The goal of the game is to escape and bring other survivors to checkpoints.”

    I like the idea of 28 Days Later as a game, but having a game based around escort missions is a bad idea. We’re getting some true survival zombie games now though, so that works for me. (Last of Us, ZombiU, Walking Dead.. etc.)

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