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There exists a lot of Unused Content that was cut from Life Is Strange.[1] Through unpacking the game files, you can discover several ones that weren't used in the game. Those files hint to a lot of plans DONTNOD Entertainment had for the game but which were discarded while under further development, mostly due to budget issues or unnecessity regarding the story. They also reveal a lot of additional information on the characters and their relationships, or possible alternate sequences.

SoundIcon Unused Text

Unused Audio Edit

There exists a huge amount of unused sound files that can be found in the extracted game files.

Main article: Unused Audio TextIcon

Unused Graphics Edit

Unused Locations Edit

Some locations were cut from the game but references to them can still be found in the game files.[2]

Episode Locations
Episode 3: Chaos Theory Episode3Sub7="E3_4A Nightmare"
Episode 4: Dark Room Episode4Sub13="Jefferson's Car"
Episode 5: Polarized Episode5Sub7="Chloe's Truck - In The Storm"
Episode5Sub13="High School Toilets - Focus"
Episode5Sub15="Hospital - Ending"

There also is unused concept art of locations that aren't explorable in the game, for example of Samuel's janitor room.

Unused Music Edit

The following song was part of an official playlist that was created early on, in between the release of episodes, despite not having been used at all throughout the game. This suggests that it was originally intended to be used in the game. It possibly ended up being replaced by another song or the scene it was intended for was cut from the game.

Unused Scenes Edit

There was a planned hospital scene for "Polarized" which was meant to happen between David saving Max in the Dark Room and the scene at the diner during the storm. In this quick scene David would have brought Max to the hospital after freeing her from the Dark Room, but Max would have escaped to go get the photo from Warren. It was stated by Michel Koch that they scrapped this scene because it "didn't add much to the story and they preferred to focus their energy on more dialog and time between Max and Chloe after."[5]

Unused Videos Edit

These two videos appear to be an early version of the intro of Episode 3.

This video is an early version of the Episode 5 teaser video.This file was removed from Episode 3's files with Episode 4's release.

References Edit

  1. The Cutting Room Floor
  2. The Cutting Room Floor - Locations
  3. https://twitter.com/edouardcaplain/status/724878863956889600
  4. https://twitter.com/edouardcaplain/status/730043039692001280
  5. https://twitter.com/DONTNOD_Michel/status/691031104506167296

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