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[Updated] Cliff Bleszinski To Announce Gears of War 3/Natal Game "Very Soon"?

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Are you ready for some great news? Well, Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski thinks that you should be.

Why is that exactly? Well, because yesterday evening he announced what will probably be an announcement of an announcement. Yes, you read that right. Making the use of his Twitter account, the artist formerly known as Cliffy B had the following to say to his followers:

“Kick ass news soon. VERY soon. Watch this space…”

It seems like we have an upcoming announcement from Epic and it sounds like it might be a biggie. So what could it be? Is it that obvious?

I don’t know so much.

[Update] Looks like this may be the incredibly underwhelming “Kick ass” news.  Gears of War characters to appear in Lost Planet 2.
Aren’t we all thrilled?

The first thing on everyone’s minds is that it’s about time that Epic announce a new Gears of War. To be honest, this is most probably the case.

What else could Epic be hinting at? It could be another Unreal game, maybe some sort of reinvigorated single player game? What about a sequel to the immensely popular Shadow Complex that graced Xbox Live Arcade last year?

Well, Cliff seems to be the one who is going to make the announcement, so my guess goes back to the obvious Gears of War 3. Thing is… with Microsoft pushing hard to ensure that Halo Reach becomes the biggest title of 2010 then I cannot see them trying to get a huge release like Gears of War 3 out in the same space.

We can only then assume that the chances of seeing a Gears of War 3 in late 2010 are slim, which also makes sense considering the almost standard two year development cycle for videogames.

This then brings me to the fact that if it is indeed a Gears of War 3 announcement, it seems strangely early, and again, Microsoft don’t want too much getting in the way of Halo Reach’s spotlight.

Could it be an announcement regarding a Natal game? You never know and you could think that Microsoft will be pushing everyone to develop for the new technology. What I do know is that it most probably won’t be Gears of War and Natal at the same time, as Epic has already stated clearly that they don’t think that the two are meant to mix.

What do you guys think? Will it be the obvious Gears of War 3 announcement, or do you think it might be something else? What about the first Gears of War spin-off?

Let us know in the comments.

Last Updated: January 26, 2010

13 Comments

  1. I think it will be a “Jacinto Resort” game, utilizing Natal technology. :silly:

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  2. Darkling

    January 26, 2010 at 09:14

    Probably that Gears 2 is coming to teh Pc. But gears 3 would be nice!

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    • Malebolgia XX

      January 27, 2010 at 00:00

      Let’s hope so. Us PC gamers deserve a PC version of Gears 2.

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  3. Bobby Kotick was not read fairytales as a kid.

    January 26, 2010 at 09:38

    Its obviously the announcement that Gears of WAR 3 will be going 1st person.

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    • Bobby Kotick got a seizure while playing PONG

      January 26, 2010 at 10:53

      Why would Gears of War go 1st person, fake Bobby? If it did, it would just be another 1st person shooters in a sea of first person shooters.

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  4. Fox1

    January 26, 2010 at 10:27

    Gears + Halo = :wub:

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  5. PillsburyDeeBoy

    January 26, 2010 at 14:02

    Gears of War = 2006
    Gears of War 2 = 2008
    Gears of War 3 = 2010? I can’t see why not. Halo or not, they can coexist quite easily.

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  6. FreeStanler

    January 27, 2010 at 13:41

    Megaton…Fallout 4?…*shrugging of gesture* naahh can’t be :face:

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  7. ...squirrle

    January 28, 2010 at 22:33

    in my opinon they should give in to valve, and make a valve shrine with little valve figurenes, i mean gears of war 3 or Half life 3, half life please, wait, oh, woops, this is completely unrelated,

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  8. Greeckos

    February 4, 2010 at 16:53

    i do not think it is an “obvious” Gears of War 3 annoucement. i check every day for Gears 3 news, and i rarely find anything new. but here lately… there has been like this big boom, where i used to find nothing, now it seems i am finding something new everytime i check! but i would love it if it was a Gears 3 annoucement, that would be awesome, but it could be Cliffy B’s horror game? And as for Halo Reach, it’ll be big, but Gears 3 has the potential to be bigger. Gaylo isnt that great… 😆

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  9. Greeckos

    February 4, 2010 at 16:59

    (UPDATE!!!) I just found out that the big news wasnt that big at all. It was actually super gay. (sigh) Lost Planet 2 (CAPCOM) is using Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago in there multiplayer. WOOOOOOOW! right? i watched the Lost Planet 2 / GEARS trailer on xboxlive, its a free download, so i recommend at least watching it to see our boys in action…

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    • Nick de Bruyne

      February 4, 2010 at 17:38

      Hey, yeah we saw that it was only the Capcom announcement, however Cliffy is now saying that there is some major news coming.

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  10. Nick Bitterle

    February 19, 2010 at 06:03

    Well i can tell you all now as you probably already know, it sure as hell wasnt gears of war 3. My face melted after seeing that bs from lost planet 2

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