On hold

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Any project that has entered the vague state of being "on hold". Often result of financial problems with developer or publisher/producer as resources are allocated elsewhere until they get enough capital to continue the projects.


The first video game about On hold was released in 1987.

These games should be eventually transitioned to cancelled tag after a while (2-5 years after they've been put on hold maybe?), as games that have been on hold longer can be treated as quietly shelved but the IP is kept in case they ever feel like making money out of it.

This can, in some rare instances, be abused to block certain rights being transferred as per contract.