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Best Games Never Published Part 3 - Babylon 5

Babylon 5 : Into the Fire was to be the first PC game based on the popular science fiction television series.

Into the Fire, produced by Sierra Entertainment and its development studio Yosemite Entertainment, was going to be a space combat simulator that put players in some of the Babylon 5 spacecrafts.

Into the Fire, produced by Sierra Entertainment and its development studio Yosemite Entertainment, was going to be a space combat simulator that put players in some of the Babylon 5 spacecrafts.

You can't have a Babylon 5 PC game without the actual Babylon 5 ship. In addition, several of the TV show's actors were on board with Sierra to provide voice acting for the title.

You can’t have a Babylon 5 PC game without the actual Babylon 5 ship. In addition, several of the TV show’s actors were on board with Sierra to provide voice acting for the title.

Sierra worked with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and Babylonian Productions to make sure the plot of Into the Fire was part of the Babylon 5 canon. Specific plot details were kept super-secret.

Sierra worked with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and Babylonian Productions to make sure the plot of Into the Fire was part of the Babylon 5 canon. Specific plot details were kept super-secret.

Into the Fire was designed to give players a choice between a story-driven mode and a straight-up action mode for both single player and multiplayer gameplay.

Into the Fire was designed to give players a choice between a story-driven mode and a straight-up action mode for both single player and multiplayer gameplay.

According to Sierra, Into the Fire was going to have more than 1,000 different ships and 200 unique locations.

According to Sierra, Into the Fire was going to have more than 1,000 different ships and 200 unique locations.

Because of internal problems and corporate restructuring, Sierra cancelled Babylon 5: Into the Fire in 1999 and even closed down Yosemite Entertainment.

Because of internal problems and corporate restructuring, Sierra cancelled Babylon 5 : Into the Fire in 1999 and even closed down Yosemite Entertainment.

Other companies such as British developer Codemasters and startup Sector 14 Studios attempted to purchase the Babylon 5 game's assets from Sierra so that Into the Fire could be completed but Sierra declined to sell the assets.

Other companies such as British developer Codemasters and startup Sector 14 Studios attempted to purchase the Babylon 5 game’s assets from Sierra so that Into the Fire could be completed but Sierra declined to sell the assets.