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PSU Exclusive: First Look at 2 Days 2 Vegas

First look at 2 Days 2 Vegas. All new screenshots and details on the development of the game.

PSU Writes:

"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...

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....

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." (2 Days 2 Vegas, 2 Days to Vegas, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

power of Green  +   2865d ago
Good looking out with the hands on... none the less.

Graphics are comming along, looking at the first pic looking at the bottle of Beer made me thirsty.

#2 Agreed! one day I might not have to suck on salt while getting news from PSU, I was thinking the same thing.
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IzKyD1331  +   2864d ago
wow, first people are unsure if its coming to the 360 at all, then they say its coming to the 360 first, thats just gay.....
Genki  +   2865d ago
This was definitely a major step up for PSU's reporting.
Clear, concise, no confusion. Good that they linked to their previous preview and stated the distinction between this article and the older one.

Beyond that, good info.
NoUseMerc  +   2865d ago
Yeah, we have slipped up in the past, but I hope that over the next few weeks I can help make that up to you guys. I don't think I have ever written anything controversial on PSU...most of my stuff recently is interviews, features, and what not.

Just to give you guys a heads up. After this 2 Days 2 Vegas thing...I have so much cool stuff lined up for PSU!

- Condemned 2 Feature (dev interview, new screens, etc)
- Brothers In Arms Interview
- Dark Sector Interview / New Screenshots

and one of the coolest and biggest things... a Killzone 2 feature lined up with Sony for February (or early March...SCEA is off and on).
Guwapo77  +   2864d ago
No, thank you NoUseMerc
Keep up the hard work regardless of what the fanboys say. Your doing good work and thanks for coming on here explaining and updating your work. /salute
ngg12345  +   2865d ago
Looks like crap
GTA SA? This make Saints row look amazing. Probably this game will suck.
green  +   2865d ago
How can you compare screenshots of a game thats only 50% complete to games like Saints Row and GTA4 that are complete or around 96% complete in the case of GTA4.

Its best you wait for more up to date screenshots
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ngg12345  +   2865d ago
I still don't understand what the fuss is
Thegame is from a company that liquidated and then moved so it didn't have to pay 60 employees money. So corrupt, that I can't ever see myself buying one of these companies games, and so corrupt that this game has no chance of being good. These screens are probably pre rendered aswell.
NoUseMerc  +   2865d ago
Well you guys remember what Sufer Girl posted as an early build of Resistance 2 right? And now look at it.

So just give this game some time, and I am sure it will impress you.

Also stay tuned for the video on Tuesday!

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poos3  +   2864d ago
u weren't saying that when u thought it was a ps3 exclusive hahahahahaha SONYTOLLS THEY ARE funny
ngg12345  +   2864d ago
POOS3 don't act like a fool

This looks terrible
Target render, this looks like junk.

Stop acting like a care about crap.
Nicosia  +   2865d ago
nice job psu! As i had suspected the other screens where prolly target renders.But time will tell :)
FirstknighT  +   2865d ago
"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...."

Does this mean it was developed on the 360 first?
green  +   2865d ago
i dont think so.If it is then that will be pretty strange since it was never confirmed for the 360 until a few days ago.
but they might use the extra time to add a bit of extra content on the PS3,so i dont think PS3 owners are getting the long end of the stick.
INehalemEXI  +   2865d ago
It looks better then GTA in some shots, and worse then GTA in others(i.e. lighting and skys). My eye is kept on this one though before It is considered a must buy, As GTAIV is I will need a trailer and demo.
Rattles  +   2865d ago
ps3 delay good or bad???
i say both.
green  +   2865d ago
-Bad in the sence were those that cant wait for the game will get it on the 360 or PC,there by reducing the amount of sales for the game on the PS3.
-Good in the sense were those that actually wait for the PS3 version might get a better version with extra content.
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power of Green  +   2865d ago
Depends if what was stated were the real reasons the game was pushed back.

What Green said could be what happens but you'd better hope the game is pushed back even further than what was stated to get an improved version.

Based from the fact they claimed three versions of the game is going to be too much at one time. The PS3 version will follow (too) soon after the other releases to get content and major improvments considering the current engine etc can be improved apon I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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Gamingisfornerds  +   2864d ago
If it releases just a month later, then it won't contain any additional content over the 360/pc versions. Atleast, not due to the extra month of development.

I think it's pretty obvious why it'll release later for the PS3 version, this being their first title on the 'next-gen' consoles. We all know the 360 has a slight edge in terms of development adaptment for multi-platform games.

A month isn't that big of a deal though, as long as it offers atleast equal quality as the other versions.
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Jason 360_Niglet  +   2865d ago
OK... lets get something into my head! they said the fist pics that were shown to the public (back in 07) were in game??? and now look at this game, it looks like true crime 2 on ps2. Its shocking! and then i also read how its delayed on ps3??? hmmmm... till 2009!!! which doesn't bother me but why would they delay this game?

edit: my bad... the ps3 gets more content with this delay.
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power of Green  +   2865d ago
That text you're quoting wasn't a quote it was a theory.

Just be thankful Steel Monkey's were kind enough to give PSU some insider info and some pics insuring the game is still being worked on... as if the game's complete and that the devs were going to spoil their up-comming showing of the game at its current best.
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Ri0tSquad  +   2865d ago
Before anyone else starts freaking out about the graphics, read this.
"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."

Explains why the current pics look like a PS2 game.
roybatty  +   2865d ago
Looks sh1t.
Simple as.
mighty_douche  +   2865d ago
Still unsure whether to get excited by this or not, already to many big titles in 2008/9.

*off topic*

I need MGS Demo confirmation!!! NOOOWWWW!!!!
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Rattles  +   2865d ago
and your a nob that dont know wat development is

iv got my eye on this one same go's for wardevil and getaway but mostly WD and getaway
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roybatty  +   2864d ago
I have been gaming longer than you lady, I'll put money on that.
Don't make wild presumptuous statements about people you know nothing about, it reveals how stupid you are.

All I said was it looks sh1t.
It DOES look sh1t.
So what.
PureGamer  +   2864d ago
Havent really had this on my radar, ill take a look at the 360 version when its released and if its good ill get the PS3 version if theres more content.
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xhi4  +   2864d ago
Okay no offence...........
but that looks (graphically) rubbish. A more emotional story rollercoaster than GTA IV? Are you for real? You, the PLAYER in GTA IV commands the relationships.

I understand that's 50 percent, but then what were the earlier screenshots off?

http://www.psu.com/screensh... that compared to http://www.psu.com/screensh...

I'll have to wait for the more complete screenshots......but damn at the moment, dissapointing.
power of Green  +   2864d ago
Looks about right when you actually read what was said by the devs. I seen you got the 50% thing down.





Won't compare Charator moldleing that would be silly GTA4 gets blown out of the water even now.
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Ludwig  +   2864d ago
I'm very aware of development cycle and how it looks in dif stages.. this doesn't look very promissing at all... art direction, base models.. looks amateur-ish.

Nobody should weight on it because it "was" an exclusive... (I don't think it ever was .. as far as I can remember they said "PC and Next-Gens" first and then anounced for all like it is right now... people are still confusing this with Eight Days.)
Gamingisfornerds  +   2864d ago
Well, it's certainly a huge stepdown from those initial screens.
But that was to be expected really. Though, if this is true:

"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."

Then that certainly would help quite a bit indeed.

It doesn't look bad for a sandbox game by all means, but at this point, it misses the beautifull lighting and atmosphere GTA IV has going for it. Then there's things like animations (transitions), traffic/crowd density/interactivity and ofcourse various gameplay mechanics to consider.

The game is a long way from 'GTA-killer' status as of yet, and I think now the actual screens have surfaced, people will tone their voice down a bit as the graphics are mostly the reason hype emerges for a certain game initially. And well, the graphics being displayed here aren't all that hype-worthy to be honest.
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nix  +   2864d ago
oh well.. i hope the other game with the word "days" come out sooner. in 200Eight, that is! q:
Gamingisfornerds  +   2864d ago
I wouldn't count on it.
And I would definitely lower your expectations if you thought that trailer showed was any indication of what the game will actually look like, and more importantly: Will actually animate like.

That was so obviously CGI, it isn't even funny anymore. But, people buy it and actually believe that was ingame. It was a CGI trailer made for a single purpose, which is: Creating HYPE. And it worked!
nix  +   2864d ago
but that trailer did have in-game shots.. like the car chase, shooting. i'm dying to play that game if you ask me!

EDIT: oh well... anyway, i've played Uncharted so.. if that can happen.. everything can. q:
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Gamingisfornerds  +   2864d ago
Nope! All CGI.

Thanks for just proving my point about believing CGI footage being ingame and perfectly displaying the concept of hype though. ;)
SJL480  +   2864d ago
Bubbles nix there was a small amount of game play in the trailer.
Gamingisfornerds  +   2864d ago
No there wasn't.
Just because they added a HUD to make it seem like it's ingame, doesn't mean it actually is ingame.

It's a trick they pulled off to fool people like yourself. But whatever, you'll find out for yourself when they show the actual gameplay footage.
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SJL480  +   2861d ago
Actually it did just before the dude jumps through the window. When they are ducked behind the car you can tell by his non fluid movement. I guess your crack team of million dollar investigators you obviously had to have to call someone out on something you no squat about just led you into a field of FUD.
tudors  +   2864d ago
It looks good.
IGNFTW  +   2864d ago
Hydrollex  +   2864d ago
This game will suck !
no wonder Steel monkey is making the game. GTA IV was 48% done and it looked way beautiful than this sh!t.
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Figboy  +   2864d ago
did they learn *NOTHING from Silicon Knights?
*NEVER show a game that is only 50% complete. you can never redo a first impression. i know they're proud of their work, but outside of some of the car shots the game isn't looking very good. and i'm a guy that reserves judgment for *EVERYTHING.

the fact that the Playstation 3 version is delayed until 2009 isn't very good either. it's hard to get pumped for a game that i won't be playing for at *LEAST 15 months or more.

of course, looking at the *INSANE lineup of games hitting the Playstation 3 this year, i think 2 days 2 Vegas could be overshadowed by, i don't know, 8 Days, Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Infamous, Heavy Rain, LA Noire, Little Big Planet, Final Fantasy XIII, White Knight Story, Socom, Gran Turismo...any number of PS3 exclusives, so i guess being delayed to 2009, ultimately, will be a good thing for the title.

not a bad story, by the way, but there wasn't as much info as i was hoping.

i don't need hyperbole like "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..."

for one, we barely know anything about the characters outside of Vinny trying to get to Vegas to help out his brother. sounds like the basic premise of any GTA style game; generic. and while we don't know oodles about GTAIV either, the fact that Rockstar knows how to deliver an entertaining, humorous, and often gripping narrative is why we get excited by GTA games.

i'm sure Steel Monkey is burning the midnight oil to deliver a great story as well as good gameplay, but, after being a gamer for decades, i'm kind of sick of the constant "our game will do things that have never been done before" song and dance that developers *ALWAYS do. i know it's PSU saying this, but man, i hate when hype for a game gets built up, and ultimately, it may never be able to deliver on that hype, regardless of how awesome the game may actually be (read; practically *EVERY Playstation 3 exclusive reviewed so far). it hurts the game more than helps in the end.

i'll keep my eyes open for 2 days 2 Vegas however...in 2009. sorry.
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Blademask  +   2864d ago
Where is my BS flag? Oh yeah... there it is! These screens are not the same mode as the resistance 2 screens.
The Resistance 2 pass Was rendered without lighting and shading in its Ambient mode.

2days2vegas CLEARLY has its lighting setup going, PLUS its shadows as you can see with the cars. As well as reflection maps going.

This isn't a "ambient mode" screen in the least. All one has to do is look at the older images to see that this is in fact, a Downgrade for lighting and textures. While the older images have what appears to be an HDRI lighting setup.. this one is using a traditional flat non dynamic lighting setup. Like you find in the PS2 titles.

I mean you can even bake GI into a map and fake it that way. Which they clearly aren't doing.

It looks like it definitely took a hit for Textures/Model Resolution.

Again, heres to The Getaway.

Daz  +   2864d ago
When is the getway coming out, its been a while now that we have herd anything about it.
Daz  +   2864d ago
Fanboys judying a game that is 50% done and as not got all the features inplanted and we havent even played it? lol.
ThaGeNeCySt  +   2864d ago
wasn't somebody chastised yesterday for saying the game would release on 360/PC first and delayed on the PS3?

but anyways, even though it's 50% complete, I'm sticking to my earlier assessment that graphically (at this stage) it does not trump GTA IV in graphics... but I guess it can with a lot more dev. time and polishing.
ygxbrayzie  +   2864d ago
i hope its gonna look as good as those old pics when the game is finish...
and yeah i wanna see what they gonna for the ps3 with those extra space :)
zonetrooper5  +   2864d ago
The Getaway will probably be released in 2009, maybe 2008 if Sony talks about it this year at GDC or E3. I have no idea, if I should get it for either my PC or 360 first or wait and get it on my PS3 later. Hmm, I really want a Electric guitar, build a new PC, get Killzone 2, Fable 2, Banjo Kazooie 3, MGS4 and LBP this year.
stuntman_mike  +   2864d ago
2009??? ps3 user will once again wait longer for the poorer version no doubt, the game will probably be dead and buried by 2009 anyway.
InMyOpinion  +   2864d ago
"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."

Yes it is. The game, like all others, is developed on a PC platform. It's easier to port games from PC architecture to the 360(cause they are similar) than to the PS3.

Nice if they add extra content though(they might as well not), but I'd rather not have to wait for the game.

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