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CliffyB Teases 4-Player Co-op for Gears of War 2; Creator Promises 'Bigger and Better' Multi

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During Microsoft's Spring Showcase today, Epic Games employee and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski teased that the much-anticipated cover-heavy sequel could include four-person cooperative play.

When asked directly if Gears of War 2 will feature four-player co-op, Bleszinski responded: "We're not announcing anything about co-op at this time, we'll probably get around to it around E3 time, but rest assured, it will be bigger and better."

"The multiplayer is incredibly robust," he continued. "We're not saying too much about it right now due to embargoes and whatnot, but lots of multiplayer maps, lots of modes. We'll have the multiplayer functionality that gamers have come to expect this day and age."

Gears of War 2 is slated to arrive on Xbox 360 this November. The original, which hit Xbox 360 in 2006 and PC in 2007, featured local and online two-person co-op play along with an eight-player online deathmatch mode.

Be sure to hit up our Microsoft Spring Showcase Roundup for all the news and media from today's event.

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    May 13, 2008 7:54 PM

    I never thought the day would come where I'd actually be asked for less from the sequel than I got from the original game in order to make it better.

    I don't care what you do!

    Just kill Cole Train! And early on!

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      May 13, 2008 7:57 PM

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      May 13, 2008 7:57 PM

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        May 13, 2008 8:02 PM

        I have something against idiots. You're the one attributing idiocy to skin colour.

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        May 13, 2008 8:07 PM

        Maybe he likes black people and therefore wants rid of the terrible stereotype that is Cole. Mind you, all the Gears characters were pretty unlikeable, so hopefully the lot of em get bumped off and you play as the old bloke from the petrol station come Gears 3. He was a better shot than Dom for a start.

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          May 13, 2008 8:19 PM

          Cole was awful indeed, and while the other characters also lacked depth, at least they were fairly believable.

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          May 14, 2008 12:09 AM

          Heh, good one. But somehow the lame stereotype doesn't bother me as much as that blond guy.

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      May 14, 2008 10:07 AM

      Terry Tate makes half of the game! What are you crazy!?!

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        May 14, 2008 11:06 AM

        Hell ya how can you hate on the Tate Train?!?

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