When Jimmy Fallon took over Late Night from Conan O’Brien last year, he promised when a huge game was announced or about to debut, his show would cover it. True to his word, the Late Night host tweeted today that Epic Games’ own Cliff Bleszinski, creator of the Gears of War series, will be appearing on the show to reveal his next project.
“Game designer Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) debuts his new game on Late Night next Thur. Set your TiVos! And your Xboxes.”
So what does Bleszinski have up his sleeve? Could it be Gears of War 3, or some brand new I.P.? Nobody seems to have an answer; however, we do know Epic Games is working on a titled Bulletstorm. Only problem is: Cliff Bleszinski’s name isn’t attached to the development and in fact the team behind the mysterious title is a small Polish studio called ‘People Can Fly.’
I’m betting it will probably be Gears of War 3. Considering Microsoft has repeatably referred to Gears of War as as a trilogy, it only makes sense for Bleszinski to come on a national talk-show and reveal the next installment of a already popular series. So if this is the case, my only question would be if the well-known shooter would take advantage of Project Natal. (more…)
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Cliff Bleszinski, the creator of Gears of War has also made a comment while speaking to IGN on how Gears of War 2 will be an exclusive on the Xbox 360, and how it will not be ported over to the PC like the original game.
“Gears of War is a great franchise first and foremost for Xbox 360, and therefore we’re focusing on that platform for Gears of War 2. We’ve decided we’re not going to do a PC version this time around.”
Some people around the forums are wondering what made Epic Games to decide just to go with the Xbox 360 and not it’s big brother-the PC. I’ve heard some people even go as far to say that Epic does not believe the game is going to be critically acclaim like its predecessor. We seem to think that Epic has made the decision based off the sales of the first game on the PC, and the lower review scores it received.
It’s actually not that big of a deal in reality. Although, I find it hypocritical to see the VP of Epic, Mark Rein help start the PC Gaming Alliance. For those who are unfamiliar with the alliance, it was announced back at GDC where it’s mission was to save PC gaming. While most of the press that attended their announcement found it almost laughable, the founders of the group seemed to believe in it. But seeing Mark Rein‘s company starting to focus just on consoles now, I’m not sure how much HE truly believes in it.
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While talking to CVG, Cliff Bleszinski promised that his next game Gears of War 2, will in fact be longer, maybe even ten hours. Thank god. I played and beat Gears 1 in about seven or so hours. It was a great game, but was just to damn short. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything longer then seven. So this is a welcome surprise.
“We definitely want it [Gears of War 2] to be longer. We won’t specify a number of hours right now, but it will be longer — I can guarantee that. And it’ll have a little bit more drama too…I think that, with campaigns like in Gears, Halo or Call of Duty, my personal preference is around the 10+ hours mark, with a co-op and a multiplier you can play in the longer term. But I find a lot of games are filled with padding to make them seem longer. They do stuff like, at the half way mark, demand that you play through all the levels again backwards, and you think “kiss my ass.” We’ll never do that. We’d always rather push forward and provide new experiences.”
I’m cool with ten hours, just not under seven. Please Cliffy, please don’t lie to us.
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