Google Shoot View allowed players to play an FPS using familiar neighborhoods as the backdrop for the game and uses innocent bystanders as stationary targets. BusinessInsider reports that Dutch digital ad agency Pool Worldwide received a warning from Google that its game violated the Google Maps Terms of Service. As a result, Pool pulled the game.
Google has not yet commented publicly on its decision to pull Pool's permission to use the Google Street View API, however, it's not exactly hard to see why Google would want to distance itself from such a project, especially in light of recent events at Virginia Tech, Belgium's city of Liege, and, earlier this year, the Norwegian island of Utøya.
Check out the trailer for the game below. While it doesn't show any game play, it does offer an idea of what the game is like.
Looks like the trailer has been pulled. However, there is now gameplay on YouTube, courtesy of user Shurkill. Check it out:
With a little bit of work, it could be an MMOFPS
Now, it only looked like someone pasted a transparency over a screen where streetview was displayed. Meh.