TIV

This Is Vegas can mean one of the following things:

1. A response typically said to someone who wakes up with a hangover in a Vegas hotel and asks where they are.

2. An aggressive statement that cosplaying Spartans in Las Vegas say before kicking someone into an extremely deep hole.

3. An open-world action/adventure game set in the Nevada city that was announced back in 2008 by Midway and Surreal Software and was to release for PS3 and Xbox 360, but was cancelled in 2009 when Midway kicked the bucket and sold their assets to Warner Bros, who decided to can the project.

For the purposes of this article, we’re talking about that last one, capiche?

It’s recently been discovered by the folks at StickSkills that the game’s website, seen here, was updated around two weeks ago on March 22. It now shows the image you see above, with a prominent “coming soon” notice beneath the logo.

What this could mean is that Warner Bros has re-sparked development for the title and plans to release it for next-gen consoles, including the PS4. A reported $40-50 million has been spent on the title so far, so it makes sense that WB wouldn’t want it all to go to waste. Plus, seeing as the next generation of consoles is not just on the horizon but also lacking any announced installment of Saints Row or Grand Theft Auto, it also makes sense that the publisher would want to win the “who can have a mature open world next-gen sandbox game first” race.

Whether or not the developer Surreal Software, who was restructured and incorporated into Warner Bros’ Kirkland studio, is still developing the supposedly resurrected title is yet to be seen.

We’ll keep you updated on any developments that happen surrounding This Is Vegas. Let us know if you’re excited!

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@onlysp.escapistmagazine.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. i hope it would be released cuz i wanna have fun in vegas without go to the real place :D

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