This Is Vegas

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This Is Vegas
This Is Vegas Logo.jpg
Developer(s) Surreal Software
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Genre(s) Open world action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Download, optical disc

This Is Vegas is an unreleased video game that was in development at Surreal Software and was to be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on Microsoft Windows, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360. In 2010 development on the game was reportedly cancelled.[1]

Development[edit]

In January 2006 IGN reported that game development studio Surreal Software had posted job listings for artists to work on "an upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game that is, as of yet, without a title."[2] In February 2008 the publishing company and parent of Surreal Software, Midway Games, announced that This Is Vegas was in development at the studio. Midway released several screenshots and stated that it planned to release the game on Microsoft Windows, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360 in the fourth quarter of 2008.[3] That same month Midway released the debut trailer for the game.[4]

During Midway's bankruptcy proceedings in 2009, the company sold the majority of its assets to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, including This Is Vegas and developer Surreal Software.[5] In August 2010, Computer and Video Games reported that Warner Bros. cancelled development on the game.[1] Midway and Warner Bros. spent between $40 million and $50 million developing the game.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ingham, Tim (2010-08-24). "Is this gaming's biggest ever waste of money?". Computer and Video Games. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  2. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (2006-01-19). "Surreal Preps for Next-Gen". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ Kietzmann, Ludwig (2008-02-06). "Midway introduces 'This is Vegas' to Xbox 360, PS3, PC". Joystiq. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ Garratt, Patrick (2008-02-08). "This is Vegas – first trailer". vg247. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2009-07-10). "Warner Bros. Now Owns Midway, Mortal Kombat". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  6. ^ Van Zelfden, N. Evan (2009-02-16). "What's Killing the Video-Game Business?". Slate. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 

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