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CliffyB’s “awesome shit” will be revealed “when the weather’s warm”

Monday, 4th January 2010 00:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Speaking in an interview with Joystiq during the VGAs last month, Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski has revealed he’s working on some “awesome shit”.

And it doesn’t sound as though you’re going to get to see what it is for a while yet.

When asked the obvious, Cliff said: “I can’t tell you that! It’s actually quite agonizing for me right now, because there’s a bunch of awesome shit we’re working on, but I can’t say a damn thing about it no matter how many alcoholic beverages you might try and feed me.”

When are we going to see it?

“Maybe sometime when the weather’s warm, you’ll be hearing something.”

Epic’s upcoming home output remains a mystery. The developer has previously blanked assumptions it’s started work on Gears of War 3, saying it’s currently committed to Gears 2 DLC.

Most recently, Epic boss Mike Capps caused drama at TGS 09 on the subject of ongoing Gears dev by saying another game in the series wouldn’t be released in this console generation.

He quickly withdrew the remarks, saying if another Gears game was to hit in the next “four to five years,” it would be for current consoles.

Gears of War 2 was released in November 2008. A third game remains unannounced.

Projects from Epic-owned external studios are a little less mirky. The US developer acquired Polish outfit People Can Fly in 2007, saying in August 2008 that the Painkiller-creator is working on a new IP to be published by EA.

Utah’s Chair Entertainment, bought by Epic in 2007, said in early 2008 it had acquired rights to create a game based on Orson Scott Card’s classic sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game.

Chair released Shadow Complex on XBLA last August.

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  1. Hunam

    Hopefully its Gears 3 minus all the gimmicky shit that was the bane of Gears 2 and just the pure awesome stuff of Gears.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    Well whatever it is, if the westher is warm, it won’t be comign for Fall 2010.

    Unless he means Spring.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. reask

    Good on you jc happy new year/

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

    Fresh news, Jebus be praised. ;)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. natesaninja

    he’s finally beat bioshock and can no start playing gears 2 to see what all the fuss is about

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    I told you Dark, we don’t fuck about. :D ;)

    Reask – Ta man. You too.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Maybe he is just preparing to lay a monster turd?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    It’d still be a megaton. AYEOOOOO! :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. fantomena

    I hope it`s Gears 3 very much!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. polygem

    it´s a natal game called gears of love

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Sardauk

    It won’t be Gears 3: he claimed it would be for the next gen already.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Na, that’s Mark Rein.

    And he retracted what he said then. So there is a chance we will still see GoW3 this gen.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Never mind ‘this gen’, I think we’ll see it ‘this year’.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    Hmm Gears 3 this year, would be stupid for MS to release a Halo game and another Gears game in the same period. Im thinking 2011 for Gears 3

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Hunam

    I don’t know, It could be wide open, Microsoft could rule christmas because of the massive hype of MW2 I’d say that CoD has now peaked.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Same here Hunam i think the same for Halo as well dont think it will ever reach Halo 3 levels of hype and sales but who knows

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Hunam

    I’m not sure about Halo, Halo 3 was massive and ODST was barely a ripple in the ocean compared, but Halo is the Xbox brand really and I can see it having a peak each gen.

    #17 5 years ago