Next-Gen Gun Jumping Revealed: 2 Days to Vegas for PC Only

No console versions slated right now.

Posted by Staff
As the gaming press fell over itself to be the first to post screens of the wonderful-looking 2 Days to Vegas last week, perhaps SPOnG was the only games outlet bothering to question the validity of the various next-gen claims.

And it would seem we were right to do so. You may have read on various sites that the game is well underway for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This simply is not the case right now.

In a case of catastrophic blunderings, it would seem again that not a single outlet bothered to obtain clarification from developer Steel Monkeys on the progress and platform of its eye-opening game. Except of course, SPOnG.

Speaking to us today, Steel Monkeys spokesman Derek McLennan explained, ?I can confirm that the game is in development on PC and that I am extremely pleased with the progress of the title so far. I'm sure it will raise a few eyebrows with its technological and game play elements and we're quite happy with the way it looks too!?

And of the beautiful-looking screens that we saw on the studio?s official site? ?Unfortunately, some of the images that are displayed on the website are our internal benchmark graphics and were not actually meant to go live, although I can say that they are a very fair representation of our current standard and what could be the minimum final quality. The title is definitely being developed for PC on our new "belief" engine, however we are also a console developer and the next generation hardware is very interesting.? Oops!

So, to settle the matter: 2 Days to Vegas is in development for PC right now. Not anything else. The game certainly looks better than other recent titles flagged as next-gen, that?s for sure, and SPOnG believes it's likely that the title will make the jump when the time is right.

We?ll be running an interview with the development team soon, probably after the E3 dust has settled. Stay tuned.
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Comments

Se7enwolf 4 May 2005 19:16
1/8
Spong is wrong once again, Misqouting them. Steel Monkeys have personally responded to e-mails from several people on the gamespot.com forums saying 2 Days to Vegas will also be for the next gen consoles.
Se7enwolf 4 May 2005 19:17
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Spong is wrong once again, Misqouting them. Steel Monkeys have personally responded to e-mails from several people on the gamespot.com forums saying 2 Days to Vegas will also be for the next gen consoles.
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config 4 May 2005 19:26
3/8
If this is the case, then it seems there's a communication problem at Steel Monkeys, because what we published was what our respondent wrote.

Of course, it could be that the those GameS**t forum posting aren't exactly reliable - completely fabricated even...
Se7enwolf 5 May 2005 17:50
4/8
I was one of the first ones to e-mail them and get a reply. This is what they said.

Hi

We have developed games for different platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox and Gamecube.
But as for 2 Days To Vegas we have developed our own cross-platform engine.

As for the screenshots as you say they are rendered pics with the in-game
models.

In relation to gameplay "2 Days To Vegas" is a story driven 3rd person
action / adventure game full of car chases and shootouts. The action is set
in several major cities across the USA.

Thank you for your deep interest in our products.

Bye

----- Original Message -----
From: Living Soul
To: contact@steelmonkeys.com
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 1:26 AM
Subject: Question about 2 Days in Vegas
config 6 May 2005 10:32
5/8
Se7enwolf wrote:
We have developed games for different platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox and Gamecube.
But as for 2 Days To Vegas we have developed our own cross-platform engine.

What I believe you've done there is put two and two together and come up with eight.

"...we have developed our own cross-platform engine."


Where in that statement does it say that th eengine is "next generation", "Xbox360/2/Xenon", "PS3" or "Revolution"?

triff 7 May 2005 17:37
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its all nonsense, check these threads for more info.

http://forums.spong.com/en/html/forum/viewThread.jsp?forum=9&thread=2075

http://ps3.ipbhost.com/index.php?s=a4ff51f9134b0fa2b8b87ead840ef9e9&showtopic=549&st=0

enjoy! and don't be holding your breath for this "game", i doubt very much if it exists on any platform.
triff 7 May 2005 17:42
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alfStewart 29 May 2005 23:31
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Steel monkeys do not have developer status for any next-gen consoles, nor do they have any devkits.

Don't believe the hype, read the truth.

www.steelmonkeys.org
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