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Epic working on unannounced triple-A shooter

Friday, 12th July 2013 04:04 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Epic founder Tim Sweeney has confirmed that Epic Games has a number of projects in the works in addition to Fortnite.

Speaking at Develop Conference in Brighton, as reported by Eurogamer, Sweeney said Epic is spreading its resources out across different tiers of projects.

“We’re building several games at different scales,” he said.

“We’re building Fortnite, a PC online game which is a fun, sort of Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead. It’s a 35-person team. It’s not aiming to beat Call of Duty in terms of graphics. It’s more of a Pixar art style and a limited project in scope, just aimed at fun as opposed to massive breakthroughs in scale.

“We’re building a bigger, triple-A shooter project that hasn’t been announced yet.

“And we’ve also internally started developing really tiny projects with two or three guys working together as a team for a few months in small scale game development.”

Sweeney noted that he thinks its “really cool” that Epic is testing and learning as it tried out differently-scaled projects.

“We’re trying to master development at every scale,” he said.

During the same session, Sweeney predicted that graphics will be photo-realistic within ten years.

In the spirit of pure speculation, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that Epic might be working on a Gears of War game for Xbox One.

Thanks, SplatteredHouse.

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  1. Francis O

    A shooter? You don’t say?

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Metroid455

    yawn!!

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Bam007

    Unreal Tournament or Bulletstorm 2! =D

    #3 9 months ago
  4. stretch215

    I just picked up bulletstorm in the latest xbl sale for $5. Awesome game (especially for $5)

    #4 9 months ago
  5. silverstorm

    Please be that tech demo they showed recently.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. melonbuster1

    Great development house

    #6 9 months ago
  7. GrimRita

    How original. I am so pleased that next gen has seen the arrival of the creative muscle being flexed by studios./yawn

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Vice

    Yes. And ofc “bigger triple A project” will be a fucking xbox exclusive, while we get some shitty mincraft-meets-left4dead. Go f yourself, epic.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Kamzor

    “It’s not aiming to beat Call of Duty in terms of graphics.”

    I’d like to say that the only games that doesn’t beat CoD in terms of graphics are indie games.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. xxJPRACERxx

    @9 Ha come’on man… CoD gfx are surely not state of the art, but it’s much better than 90% of indie games. Just want to mention that I hate CoD.

    #10 9 months ago
  11. bradk825

    “In the spirit of pure speculation, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that Epic might be working on a Gears of War game for Xbox One.”

    I would call that more of an educated guess than pure speculation, lol. You’ve got pretty good historical evidence to back that up.

    #11 9 months ago
  12. manamana

    The small teams working on games for mobile plattforms of course….

    #12 9 months ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    I really DO wonder if this is indeed Gears, where they are gonna go from? I mean….3 ended it all and Judgment was a IMO very unnecessary prequel.

    #13 9 months ago
  14. TheBlackHole

    @7

    If you genuinely think that blending triple-A games, with smaller PC exclusives and tiny prototype-size teams to create new IP is not a creative approach, then I’m not sure you understand the meaning of the word.

    #14 9 months ago