PSU Exclusive: First Look at 2 Days 2 Vegas
Looking for something that might provide a more emotional and story driven experience than Grand Theft Auto? Perhaps a game that makes you feel like the choices you make effect the outcome of the storyline? Then 2 Days 2 Vegas should be at the top spot on your list.
If you are looking for a general synopsis on the game then check out our preview here. However for further details we contacted the developers at Steel Monkey, and got an inside scoop on what gamers can expect from the title now and when it releases later this year.
First off, let us just get this out of the way. 2 Days 2 Vegas will appear on the PC and Xbox 360 this Christmas, and then be followed by the PlayStation 3 release soon after in 2009. The reason for moving the PS3 development back is simple.
"Resources," said Tim Dvoskin, managing director at SteelMonkey. "We are too small to tackle everything at once."
However our thoughts are perhaps with more time, the developers will use the PS3 to their advantage, utilizing the Blu-ray format to include more content in the game. It seemed to us that when we spoke with Edwin Loo, the games producer, at GDC 2007, Steel Monkey was excited about the extra storage Blu-ray provided and that they would actually use it.
Now let's talk about the new screenshots. All the images we present today and the videos we show off tomorrow are from a very early build of the game. What you will see is basically the game at 50% completion. To further describe it, such things as ambient filters (lighting, shading, etc) and anti aliasing (smoothing of edges on objects and models) has not been added. Although rest assured, Tim confirmed with us that the game will have both when shown later this year.
You can view the entire list of new screenshots here, or just enjoy some of our top picks below. Stay tuned for tomorrow when we release the first footage of 2 Days 2 Vegas in motion.