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Ubisoft to Co-Publish Midway's Wheelman

The Vin Diesel pie gets cut one more way as Midway teams up with Ubi.

Speed lines!
The release date remains unchanged, but you'll see one more logo on the box of the Vin Diesel-fronted action-driving game, Wheelman. Midway confirmed this morning that it has teamed up with Ubisoft to co-publish the game. Ubi will be handling sales, marketing, and distribution of the game in most major territories, including North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and the UK. Midway will retain sole publishing rights in the rest of the European territories.

This should be a notable test for Midway, which recently filed for bankruptcy. With all the belt-tightening that's probably going on around there, they could probably use a little help to make sure Wheelman gets out to as many stores as possible. If it works out, I wouldn't be surprised if more co-publishing deals like this were struck for some of the company's other upcoming releases.

Wheelman will drop in North America on March 24 for the 360, PC, and PS3.
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Posted by Jeff
Speed lines!
The release date remains unchanged, but you'll see one more logo on the box of the Vin Diesel-fronted action-driving game, Wheelman. Midway confirmed this morning that it has teamed up with Ubisoft to co-publish the game. Ubi will be handling sales, marketing, and distribution of the game in most major territories, including North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and the UK. Midway will retain sole publishing rights in the rest of the European territories.

This should be a notable test for Midway, which recently filed for bankruptcy. With all the belt-tightening that's probably going on around there, they could probably use a little help to make sure Wheelman gets out to as many stores as possible. If it works out, I wouldn't be surprised if more co-publishing deals like this were struck for some of the company's other upcoming releases.

Wheelman will drop in North America on March 24 for the 360, PC, and PS3.
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Posted by DavidSnakes

Let's make another I'm looking for a jawb joke!!

Edited by Tiwi

Ubisailout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ubisoft bailout, for you lesser gifted.

Posted by OmegaPirate

Anything to keep midway a-flowing, guiess a little help from another pulisher (provided they can swallow their pride) can only be a good thing?

Posted by Linkyshinks

Yeah, other companies could well follow suit with this tactic, if it''s proved it can be advantageous for both parties.

Posted by Shadow

Great.  Instead of Midway, I'm gonna not be buying a Ubisoft game.

Edited by Death_Burnout

I dunno, Ubibailout sounds better to me. It's less like Ubisellout or Ubisaleout. But less catchy!

I'm really looking forward to the Wheelman, and i really want it to do well, for both Midway AND Vin Diesel.

Posted by Aaron_G

What ever helps Midway, is good I guess.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I hope all of this is worth it. I am not even sure if this game is going to ANY good.

Posted by giyanks22

MIDWAY  is in the crapper. Ubisoft wlll provide some much needed support.

Posted by Kohe321

Good for Midway. Not interested in the game, though.

Posted by iAmJohn

Hopefully, this will stop people at Midway from joining Vin Diesel in lookin' for a jahb.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Ubisoft is a good company so good on both of them.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Good luck to Midway, they really need some right about now.

Posted by Death_Burnout
RHCPfan24 said:
"I hope all of this is worth it. I am not even sure if this game is going to ANY good.
"
Oh it will be...i can feel it!

So can you can't ya Vin? "ima lookin for a job" See!
Posted by MjHealy

The Wheelman will probably suck anyway. Still the more marketing money, the better.

Posted by LiveOrDie1212

umm....congrats??

Posted by ThePelinal

Mmmm, Vin Diesel pie...

Posted by Media_Master

Riddick is where its at for Diesel

Posted by Meltbrain

I'm lookin foh a jawb?
It would be nice if this game turns out to be decent.

Posted by darkjester74

Sounds like a smart deal for Midway.  Best of luck to those guys, I hope deals like this will help them pull out of this enormous hole they are in.

Posted by barbacious

eat.  Instead of Midway, I'm gonna not be buying a Ubisoft game

why is that?