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Wheelman Chauffeuring for UbiSoft (Rumor)

February 12, 2009 Written by Richard Allen

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According to a Kotaku source Wheelman will no longer carry the Midway banner. It will be one of the first titles to find a new home under there chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Wheelman was supposed to be out March 20th, no word on if this move changes that release date.

We’d learned from a source last week that the game was planned to change publishers, with an announcement from Ubisoft expected shortly. Just recently, we’d been told by other sources at retail that outstanding orders for the game had been put on hold, with expectations that Wheelman would be re-solicited, delayed, and reappear as a Ubisoft game.

Whether Wheelman would be re-branded as part of the Driver series, the rights of which Ubisoft purchased from publisher Atari in 2006 is unknown. Given the extensive marketing Midway has put behind the Midway Newcastle and Tigon Studios developed title, it might seem like an odd fit, but could potentially benefit from the long-running Driver brand.

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