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This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed?

Open-world debauchery sim This is Vegas is cancelled, reports Computer and Video Games, saying this news comes from "a cast iron source close to the project," though they have not gotten a confirmation of this from WBIE. They also say that the game's developer, Surreal Software, which suffered layoffs in January, was "stealthily closed" earlier this year, with its staff split up between Monolith and Snowblind. They say the game, which Warner acquired in the Midway fire sale, lives up well to the old "Lost Wages Nevada" joke, as the production burned through $50 million before being axed. This news comes just a year after WBIE denied previous rumors that the game was shelved. Thanks joao.

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13. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 25, 2010, 12:11 Wildone
 
Becus no one could decide on what the game was supposed to be so they floundered around hoping someone would step in and show the way. Kinda hard to do when the initial idea is so stupid/lame. Instead of just admitting 'lets make a GTA clone in Vegas!' try to re-invent the wheel and end up with a bunch of drinking mini games (who wants to do that when you can do it in real?!)
 
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12. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 25, 2010, 00:40 Jerykk
 
I don't really understand how this project could cost so much. It wasn't an MMO, an RPG or an action game. It was a compilation of minigames. It's a shame because Surreal wasn't a bad a developer. The Suffering was a good game and its follow-up was pretty solid too. I was looking forward to a continuation of the series using modern technology. Instead, they announced This Is Vegas.  
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11. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 20:22 Mr. Tact
 
I could not produce a "This is Vegas" game for much less. I'll take just $1 million!  
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10. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 19:38 Rigs
 
50 million dollars...geezus...just think what could have been done with just half that...

you know, like maybe they could've finished DNF...well, no, perhaps not for 25 million...

I don't know how these guys sleep at night when they get all that funding, run the company into the ground (a lot of times on purpose) and go off to find their next adventure victim...

Hell, I blew threw my 30 grand life savings in six months after my divorce and that landed me in the shrinks office for two years because of the guilt alone...I guess you have to have a black hole for a heart and ice in your veins... *shrugs*


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9. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 17:31 Wildone
 
Yea the lead designer on this was fired less than a year in and it went downhill from there..talk about a used car salesman..he soled them a pink elephant and they bought it to the cost of 50 mil.  
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8. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 17:30 Kxmode
 
Make way for Fallout: New Vegas, baby!  
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7. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 17:30 Nameless Again
 
Fuck a game based on Vegas. I just moved from that shithole and couldn't be happier.  
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6. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 17:14 LittleMe
 
50M is a lot.. Just shows how people with money follow trends and charts without really understanding what they are doing.

I'm glad businesses are still allowed to fail. Just wait when the feds start bailing out or taking over failed game developers because they are 'too big to fail.'



 
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5. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 17:00 D_K_night
 
no, this ain't the BIGGEST disaster - wasn't that MMO(whose release lasted only 2 months) burn through 100 million?

APB right? yeah they burned through ONE HUNDRED MIL.
 
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4. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 17:00 nin
 
as the production burned through $50 million before being axed


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3. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 16:54 CrimsonPaw
 
Wow, $50 million ... I think they could have saved some money by canning the game when they launched that first trailer which showed no promise.  
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2. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 16:21 nin
 

This is Vegas Cancelled

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1. Re: This is Vegas Cancelled, Surreal Closed? Aug 24, 2010, 16:17 ASeven
 
$50 million.

$50 fucking million.

Good grief. Can this be the most expensive canceled project in the history of gaming?
 
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