Wheelman screenshot
Wheelman screenshot

Kotaku reports that Midway's Wheelman, the open city driving/action title starring Vin Diesel, has changed hands and will now be published by Ubisoft.

According to retail sources, orders for the title have been put on hold and it's expected the game will now be delayed and reappear as a Ubisoft title. Kotaku also raises the possibility of the game re-emerging under the Driver brand.

When contacted by VideoGamer.com both Midway and Ubisoft were unable to comment on rumour and speculation.

Last month Midway announced a March 20 release date on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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thpcplayer

This title has a lot of potential and screenshots and trailers of the game look wonderful. If this rumour is true then i hope the title is not affected by all this this was one of my hotly anticipated games of the year
Posted 18:04 on 13 February 2009
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Karlius

Good point but surely at this late stage everything has been commited.
Posted 16:42 on 13 February 2009
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jtorry

It's more likely to do with Midway's current financial troubles.
Posted 15:46 on 13 February 2009
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Karlius

Bit nervous about that. When a game swithches distributer at the nth minute it usually means something hasn't been delivered or the game blows. Shame if true as it showed much promise. I'm still optomistic all the same.
Posted 15:31 on 13 February 2009

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Release Date: 27/03/2009
Developer: Midway
Publisher: Midway
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
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