Warner Bros. has canned former Midway title This Is Vegas despite the game being less than a year from completion, according to a report.
Warner Bros. has denied that former Midway openworld title This is Vegas has been canned, despite a US retailer telling customers pre-orders would not be fulfilled.
WorthPlaying reported over the weekend that GameStop had removed the game from its listings and told customers it had been cancelled.
However, G4 was subsequently told otherwise by Warner Bros., which acquired Midway's assets earlier this year.
Midway has decided GTA rival This is Vegas is better off in 2009, according to its latest financial statement.
Some people think Vegas is a Mecca for pleasure. Me, I'm the archetypal misery guts. Honestly, this - home to Midway Gamers Day - is my worst nightmare. Being greeted by a giant video wall blaring out a montage of Cher classics. The sight of perma-tanned plastic surgery dreamboat Barry Manilow spread eagle across a 100-foot billboard. In a place where the prolonged absence of Siegfried and Roy is sincerely mourned, you already know that a game called This is Vegas is going to be the most random collection of ideas possible.
Midway held its annual Gamers Day in Las Vegas last week, so we flew out to see what it has on offer for the year ahead.
Former Midway boss David Zucker believes the troubled publisher has nothing to fear thanks to its considerable investment in next-gen console technology.