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Wheelman Stalls, Won't Run Until 2009

When a delay is announced, we don't get quite so indignant as other sites. We figure, if the team needs extra time to make a great game, just give it to them; we'll all benefit in the end. No need to be impatient. So perhaps we should adopt that same philosophy again with The Wheelman.

It was first announced back in 2006, and the final product will be the combined result of Vin Diesel's Tigon Studios, Midway, MTV Films and Paramount Pictures. See, there's both a game and a movie in the works, but for some reason, they haven't been able to hit their planned progress with either. According to GameSpot, the game that was once scheduled for holidays 2007 has now slipped into 2009...but then again, perhaps that makes sense, considering the movie is in the same boat: it isn't scheduled to arrive until next year. Midway provided a simple statement on the matter:

"Midway is committed to developing and publishing high-quality games. It is important for us to support the development team with the resources and time needed to make Wheelman a great game experience. Wheelman is now scheduled to ship for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in the first quarter of 2009."

Tigon Studios has plenty of potential (we still remember and love Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay), and based on early information, The Wheelman is both promising and potentially innovative. Let's just hope all this extra development time will be used to good purpose, and the end result will be worthy of a purchase.

Related Game(s): The Wheelman

7/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:30:10 PM
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Hey Ben, did you have to put in that car reference "Wheelman STALLS, WON'T RUN..." lol

I sure do hope this is better than XXX the game...that was pretty bad

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snglbck26
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 2:28:39 PM
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It sounds like it could be a really good game so if they need more time let 'em have it. From your earlier story on it Ben it sounds like it should be a fairly deep game.

Thanks for the update.

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MarvelZombies
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 4:34:05 PM
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Hey guys...I just heard about this great game called HAZE...

Oh...wait a minute...

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Advent Child
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 9:25:47 PM
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I dunno, from what I heard about wheelman it has potential, but the control and polish were just far from there. I wonder if this delay is due to those issues and the feedback they recieved from E3?

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