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Midway: The Wheelman Still On Track

Perhaps due to the delay issues, some may have been ready to believe the unfortunate rumor surrounding Vin Diesel's new game effort, The Wheelman. The rumor stated that publisher Midway may actually have plans to shut down the development studio responsible for the title. But this just isn't so.

According to an interview with Midway CEO Matt Booty, developer Newcastle is still very much at the wheel (forgive the pun), and the game should release some time during the first half of next year. "Newcastle is a very important studio for us," said Booty. "We just brought in a new studio head, Craig Duncan, formerly with Codemasters, so I think those two things are an indication that we've got a very strong commitment to that studio. [This is] a front line important game for [Midway] in the first half of 2009." Normally, we'd have our reservations about a project where a movie celebrity is directly involved in the proceedings, but Diesel surprised everyone with the top-notch Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay in 2004. His studio, Tigon, really smacked that one out of the park.

For some recent Wheelman content, be sure to check out the latest video, which proves this game really is quite promising. And don't worry; it certainly isn't canceled.

Related Game(s): The Wheelman

9/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 2:11:47 AM
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the developers have a few interesting ideas that ive never seen done with a car game before. im kinda lookin forward to this one.

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caliblue15
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 6:19:00 AM
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It still feels like a rip off of Driver.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 6:40:11 AM
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Rockstar deserves a lotta credit seein us other devs findin it real hard to put together an action/adventure/drivin gam like gta iv.Even our own Sony gave up on Getaway 3,am sure after seein what Rockstar did with gtaiv,they might have lost hope!
There should be a rockstar monumental be it a statue or some other somewhere in the U.S,Rockstar deserve a lotta respect.I bet some devs wouldn't even find it easy to get the best outta gtaiv for ps3,yet they did it.
I salute Rockstar!

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