Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is Vegas cancelled, money wasted

Midway announced This is Vegas way back in 2008. After three years in development and a whopping $43 million spent making the game, it's finally been put to rest. With this kind of wasteful management, it's not surprising Midway was going out of business. Warner Bros. has done the right thing in canning the project.Apparently the game was almost ready to be released last year, but then needed an extra eight months to a year to finally complete it. The problem? The studio was burning through $250,000 per month and Midway just couldn't keep it going.

For such a low profile game (I'm sure many of you have never heard of it!), it's surprising that so much money was handed out to complete it. Still, if it really was near completion, it seems like a waste to not finish the product and release it, but Warner Bros. probably deemed it not worth the money or risk. Check out the trailer and see what you think.

1 comment:

Flavor said...

Weird. Yeah, it definitely looks high-budget. The trailer at the start of the video made it look way cooler than the gameplay footage with voiceover did. Still, I could see this being semi popular.