Gears of War dev to reveal 'fresh' new game at VGAs

Epic Games' North Carolina studio, best known for its work on the Gears of War trilogy, will be revealing a new game this Saturday during the Spike VGAs.

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The Spike TV Video Game Awards may be short on actual award-giving, but it will certainly have a lot of new game announcements. Add one more to the list: Epic Games' North Carolina studio, best known for its work on the Gears of War trilogy, will be revealing a new game this Saturday.

Cliff Bleszinski describes the new project as "entirely new and fresh," which should be a refreshing change after six years on the Gears franchise.

Bleszinski was supposed to reveal a new IP during Games Developer Conference earlier this year. However, that never came to fruition--likely due to the lengthy delay Gears of War 3 received. It's likely that this VGA announcement is the same one meant for GDC.

Make sure stay tuned to all our coverage of the Video Game Awards.

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    December 5, 2011 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Gears of War dev to reveal 'fresh' new game at VGAs.

    Epic Games' North Carolina studio, best known for its work on the Gears of War trilogy, will be revealing a new game this Saturday during the Spike VGAs.

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      December 5, 2011 11:30 AM

      I hope it'll be a PC exclusive!

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        December 5, 2011 11:34 AM

        Can't lol this hard enough.

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        December 5, 2011 11:38 AM

        hahaha, fuckers

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        December 5, 2011 11:43 AM

        Same and max out their 3.5 engine that would be INSANE

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          December 6, 2011 2:00 AM

          For a moment I thought you were proposing a Sam & Max sequel in the unreal engine

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        December 5, 2011 11:53 AM

        Actually Sony is announcing two big 'surprising' PS3 exclusives at the VGAs. Going to LOL if one is from Epic.

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        December 5, 2011 12:33 PM

        lol no. Probably 360 exclusive published by MS.

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      December 5, 2011 11:37 AM

      War of Gears.

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        December 5, 2011 11:44 AM

        Gears of Duty: Oblivion with Chainsaws

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          December 5, 2011 10:05 PM

          I would buy the everloving shit out of that.

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        December 5, 2011 11:48 AM

        You play as the Locust fucking up Marcus and co.

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      December 5, 2011 11:49 AM

      Gears of War has become stale.

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      December 5, 2011 11:51 AM

      I'd rather they made a PC Gears of War triple pack first.

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        December 5, 2011 11:57 AM

        Hell yeah I would be all over it, loved the first one for PC

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        December 9, 2011 4:49 PM

        Lol .. sad enough I'd believe more in DNF 2, than EPIC creating current gen games for the PC.

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      December 5, 2011 11:51 AM

      I'm sure whatever it is, it will have guns and space marines.

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      December 5, 2011 12:08 PM

      I hope it's a long overdue reboot of the Jill of the Jungle franchise

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      December 5, 2011 12:11 PM

      Infinity Blade 2. New and fresh!

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        December 5, 2011 12:25 PM

        Let's see how long it takes Haxim to realize his error...

        Wait for iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit...

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          December 5, 2011 12:36 PM

          clearly he meant Tuesday Night Combat.

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          December 5, 2011 12:37 PM

          Infinity Blade 3 then! Anything to keep Chair from making Shadow Complex 2.

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      December 5, 2011 12:34 PM

      Come one guys, it's probably Samaritan.

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        December 5, 2011 12:43 PM

        for the PC in DX11 MAX setting with the Unreal Engine 3.5.

        I agree :) \m/

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        December 5, 2011 12:53 PM

        I don't want Samaritan. Its gameplay looked old and dated when it was exhibited as a GDC demo. I want something that focuses on a real-time first-person action and/or combat mechanic. Not dudebro or Dom's wife, or sterile medieval fantasy touchscreen thing, or Orson Scott Card nerdfest.

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          December 5, 2011 1:30 PM

          I don't really see how a non-interactive demo that was built to show off effects and stuff had dated gameplay, but k.

          I'd be fine with a Samaritan game, and I think most people would be. For all you could know, Samaritan will be first-person.

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            December 5, 2011 1:38 PM

            I really hope Samaritan is third or you can do a Skyrim and toggle, more game should allow a 3rd to fp its the best.

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          December 5, 2011 1:57 PM

          realistically there's maybe a 1% chance that whatever Epic does will appeal to you in terms of any of: platform, content or mechanics

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          December 5, 2011 2:52 PM

          archvile you are my hardcore gaming homie, but what the fuck are you talking about.

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          December 5, 2011 2:58 PM

          the gameplay of a... tech demo looked old and dated? O_o

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            December 5, 2011 3:28 PM

            If translated into gameplay, Samaritan would've been a Devil May Cry style third-person beat-em-up with guns. A quick thought dump from re-watching the Samaritan demo video:

            "Press X to blowtorch chain"...
            "Press X to light cigarette"...
            rooftop jump, 3rd-person combat section... cutscene...
            "Press X to transform"...
            3rd-person beat-em-up...
            3rd-person shooter...
            Zany boss battle...


            Maybe Cliff Bleszinski loved Bayonetta so much, he started to make his own game in that genre? Now I really liked Bayonetta, but the reason why wasn't simply that it was a third-person beat-em-up (in fact, I've almost never played those kinds of games; I really didn't like the first 6 minutes of God of War 3 combat gameplay). There were all the other things tying in, like the simple and logical combo system, the dodge mechanic, the visual feedback from combat, the zany cutscenes and non-sequitur hilarious moments, the shout-outs and cultural references, and the complete lack of "dudebro" elements.

            When I first saw Samaritan, I thought, "Gritty city with neon lights everywhere to show off HDR; wasn't I here in the Unreal Tournament 3 demo?... Angry guy with beard and a blowtorch; at least he doesn't have gigantic armor, but the Unreal Warfare character style is still visible... Space cops, greeeeat, haven't seen that before... Well, I guess I'm out of the running for this game, and YES, they will make it into a game."

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              December 5, 2011 3:38 PM

              I think you're extrapolating too far. It was just an extended cinematic to show of the degree of detail and shader complexity Epic hoped to achieve on whatever the next XBox and Playstation were.

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          December 5, 2011 3:21 PM

          Guess what, you're probably going to get it.

          What's the last Epic tech demo that didn't use assets from their next title?

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            December 5, 2011 3:34 PM

            None of them; they've been using assets from Unreal Warfare in every one of their games since UT2003.

            I want Epic to challenge themselves to start a project that is so far away from the Unreal Warfare art style. With their announced approach of 4 smaller games, one of their projects could fit into that. That same project could be something adjacent to what they're announcing at the VGAs. Hell, they could remake Epic Pinball; that would be awesome (but might involve some sort of legal wrangling with Digital Extremes, since that was developed by James Schmalz).

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              December 5, 2011 4:10 PM

              They used the Gears monsters for ages in UE demos...

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      December 5, 2011 12:45 PM

      Fucking assholes need to make Shadow Complex 2.

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      December 5, 2011 12:49 PM

      Guys in Absurdly Huge Armor

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        December 5, 2011 3:29 PM

        Watch it be a Kinect game where you are the armor.

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      December 5, 2011 12:50 PM

      Copy my initial reaction to "more Bioshock" announced in August 2010, and paste here.

      It's either more Gears, Shadow Complex, Infinity Blade, or Samaritan, or is something that isn't a first-person shooter or anything with an interesting first-person mechanic. Preliminary reaction: indignant.

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      December 5, 2011 1:42 PM

      Bears of War

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        December 5, 2011 9:05 PM

        =Kodiak= would be pleased.

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      December 5, 2011 1:44 PM

      Shadow Complex MMO please

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      December 5, 2011 1:56 PM

      First: Jazz Jackrabbit as the new "Sonic"

      Second: Did he just REALLY do the lame ass "hey what's up guys" that 50% of YouTube amateur reviewers do? Ugh. Someone give this guy a personality of his own.

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        December 5, 2011 3:00 PM

        CliffyB's "personality" is nothing but a vain construction born of extreme nerdy inadequacy? No. Stop. You're tearing my world apart.

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      December 5, 2011 1:57 PM

      Shoulderpads Marines #8975691872

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      December 5, 2011 2:00 PM

      Maybe they'll finally have characters that don't look like they were raised on a planet with 3 gravities.

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      December 5, 2011 2:43 PM

      Cogs of Battle: I've Got a Huge Fucking Gun

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      December 5, 2011 2:48 PM

      It'll be a new IOS game.

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      December 5, 2011 3:32 PM

      This time, the burly men in heavy armor fighting in various ruined buildings...will have necks.

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        December 5, 2011 11:41 PM

        Ok, so he can turn into a rock man, but he needs a torch to cut through chains. And 5 cops stop to just beat up some random homeless dude? I'm pretty sure that satisfies some sort of trope.

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      December 5, 2011 5:12 PM

      gears trilogy for pc? :(

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      December 5, 2011 5:48 PM

      Pistons of Conflict is going to be epic

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      December 5, 2011 6:52 PM

      But will it be in my face?

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      December 5, 2011 7:20 PM

      Whatever game it is, I hope it haves save game crystals.

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      December 5, 2011 7:45 PM

      And all the console dudebros will love it and no one else will give a shit.

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      December 5, 2011 8:11 PM

      UnrealTournamentLive.

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      December 5, 2011 8:14 PM

      kinect pole dancing

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      December 5, 2011 11:21 PM

      does anyone actually take the VGAs seriously?

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      December 6, 2011 5:58 AM

      Horray! Another Xbox 360 exclusive!

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