Vin Diesel’s Wheelman slips and skids to 2009

The Wheelman, the upcoming game from Vin Diesel’s Tigon Studios, which has suffered many delays since it was first announced in 2006 has been hit with another delay. The game is now scheduled for release something in early 2009.

Midway is committed to developing and publishing high-quality games,” the publisher said in a statement. “It is important for us to support the development team with the resources and time needed to make Wheelman a great game experience. Wheelman is now scheduled to ship for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in the first quarter of 2009.

Before they began work on The Wheelman the guys at Tigon helped Starbreeze develop The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. That game ended up been rather good, so there is hope for the Wheelman in spite of all of these delays.