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New 50 Cent Video Game: Too Dangerous?

Zealous gamers and fans will be happy to know that the mogul’s second video game titled “: Blood on the Sand ,” hasn’t been cancelled (just yet). Game developers are denying the rumors that have been spreading across the for the past week on respected gaming site Kotaku, which stated that the game was to be shelved due to the market being oversaturated with shooter-styled games, according to AllHipHop.com. Also, it was disclosed that the title’s UK developer Swordfish, would be sold off, effectively ending any of the title being released. In a statement to kotaku.com, gaming publisher Activision verified they have taken over the title from Videndi but stopped short on whether they plan to release it. “We have a policy of not commenting on rumors,” an Activision representative stated. “I can tell you that we announced back in July that we are retaining only those franchises that are a strong fit with our long-term strategy: Crash Band icoot, Ice Age, Spyro, Prototype, and an unannounced new IP. We will not publish other titles that previously were part of the Vivendi Games portfolio and are currently reviewing our options regarding these titles.” If released, the game will be a sequel to 2005’s chart-topping but critically panned “50 Cent: Bulletproof” . “Blood on the Sand ” is purportedly modeled after the blockbuster X-Box shooter “Gears of War” and features as playable characters , and DJ Whoo Kid. While originally included in ’s initial stages, it’s unconfirmed if former G-Unit member Young Buck is still in the game. At press time, gamesindustry.biz is reporting that the game’s team members are currently fixing bugs and working tirelessly to have the title completed by the targeted March 31, 2009 release date. If approved, “50 Cent: Blood on the Sand ” will be released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.[source]