Career Criminal is an action game that was in development at Midway Austin (formerly Inevitable Entertainment) for the XBOX 360 and PS3, but later cancelled because it was too risky economically. It seems that the game would have been about stealing jewels / other precious stuff and it was set in a sandbox world. Sadly the studio closed its doors in December 2008, laying off the entire local workforce as part of a larger, company-wide, action.
As we can read on Kotaku, the president of Midway explained that: “The Career Criminal title was a large, ambitious, open-world project. Midway management recognizes that ambitious games need extensive resources and can require lengthy development cycles with much iteration. We are willing to invest in the long run and we need to continue developing new intellectual properties. But all of our projects have to demonstrate a likelihood of success and profitability. The resource needs, feature set, schedule and financial profile for the Career Criminal project were not converging towards a reasonable chance of success.”
Added a new video (the first one) – around 6 minutes of new footage and 2 minutes of old scenes.
Great find as always Refurs!
Jeez this game had some great suspensive MGS1-like music! Wish they had the soundtrack (Or a track or two done) when they closed down…
Ed Brubaker once mentioned that his comic series, Criminal, started as a plot for an open world action game. I wonder if this is the project.