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.