Crackdown

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With a packed release schedule, 2017 is bound to see a number of big video game releases wind up as financial casualties. January has already seen the cancellation of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) long-in-development Xbox One exclusive Scalebound, and the company's remaining lineup for the year will likely see other high-profile titles disappoint. It's not the only company with big, upcoming games that are in danger of underperforming: Nintendo (NASDAQOTH:NTDOY) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) also have key software on the horizon that could go down in flames.

Click through the presentation below for a look at five video games that could flop in 2017.

Teresa Kersten is an employee of LinkedIn and is a member of The Motley Fool's Board of Directors. LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft. Keith Noonan has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Electronic Arts. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.