The lead designer of Gears of War (Cliffy B) has given a detailed speech on the evolution of Gears of War from 'Unreal Warfare'. In doing so, he also confirmed that a sequel is on the way to the widely praised Gears of War.
I think seeing another Gears game would be great to see. But I do not think it will be out any time soon. My guess would be may be some time in 09. Plus I wonder if Sony will try to get Gears on the PS3 too other then just a 360 game.
NEVER. If you wanna play Gears 1 and 2 better buy a 360. 8~)
You're just not very bright, are you? :(
You're obviously unaware that GOW is published by MGS.
Hint: MGS = Microsoft Game Studios.
Epic did the design and coding but MS controls Gears lock, stock, and barrel.
You'll see gears on a Playstation about six months after MS buys Sony. :-)
In other words: never, ever, never.
"Move along, move along, nothing to see here..."
microsoft game studios kinda says it all...
I think it'll come in fall 08 at the latest. Sequels always are much quicker to make than the originals (especially if the original is on new hardware) because you already have so much more done than when you started from scratch.
Microsoft do not own rights to the franchise, only gears of war 1. Just b/c a company publishes the first part of a franchise doesnt mean that part2 is automaticly theirs (for example FF7 was published by SCE, but FF8 is published by Square). They published GearsOFWar1, but theres no word on whether Microsoft will publish GearsOfwar2. Anyone can swoop in and publish Gears 2... whether Midway, EA, or even ubisoft. I still think it's going to be X360 exclusive but i wont be shocked if they go multi. If anyone other than Microsoft Publishes Gears 2 you can pretty much bet that its going to be multi platform. I personally rather play it on PC then either of the consoles.
i thought Cliffy b quit the GOW team AGES ago and yet i keep hearing things from him...did i get something wrong?
He went on hiatus for a bit, after he was through with the heavy promotion around it's release last November. He's Project Lead and Design Director for the Gears franchise, and is going NOWHERE.
Also, this is hardly news, since everyone knew there'd be a sequel ; Cliffy B. and Mark Rein have both stated this was tentatively planned as a new flagship franchise for Epic and Microsoft.
Thankyou, Much appreciated :)
When will this be released? it should be awsome
huh? how is this confirmed? I don't get it
He's cliffy B. If he says let their be light. Someone gets him a flashlight. If he says let their be water some one gets him a bottle of Avion. If he says. let their be more Gow.... Well Gosh Darn it. There will be More GOW......
*Did that help* ???
you deserve another bubble GaMr
A real class act of a next-gen game, thanks 4 the good news ^_^
It will be a sacrilege if they didn't do it... Nice news for 360 owners..
OFCOURSE they will release Gears of War 2...
How can anyone still doubt that?
1. Gears is owned by Microsoft Game Studios. Gears of War 1 is a huge succes. So that will make them want to release nr. 2 in the future. Also the reason why you'll never see Gears on another console then the 360
2. Halo was the franchise that made the original XBOX to enter the market, Gears is the franchise that makes the 360 to lead the consolemarket. Halo 3 will be the last Halo part (besides other games like Halo Wars). Gears of War 2 will be here @ Christmas 2008 (after Halo took Christmas 2007), and Gears of War 3 will probably be around 2010 or will be released on the next gen XBOX console by then.
3. Has anyone here played through Gears of War at all? I have and the ending video clearly let us know there will be a sequel. NO DOUBT about it. Anyone still doubting it will has never played Gears I bet
Enter Mass Effect.
no matter how much i like gears of war i can already tell i will like MASS EFFECT a lot more
...the biggest non-surprise of the year, Let's see: Open-ended ending to the game? Check. Millions of copies sold? Check. Inevitable sequel? Check. (I'm not complaining, by the way! Just make the sequel longer!)
So I think we can put the idea of whether or not there will be a Gears 2, under the "No Sh!t File."
already planned to be a trilogy? i barely touched it once r6:v came out. maybe part 2 will hold my interest longer. that is of course, unless part 2 of mass effect releases anywhere near it.
It says to me you people don't like this game as much as it was hyped up to be, basically it looks graphically good, but i bet it's quite sh*t in alot of your minds, but yous won't actually admitt to that seens as yous are all such fanboys, who love to suck on Peter Moore and Bill Gates, Livleyhood lol hahahahahhaha.
repeat that please?
See you could have had a decent comment, but you go and flame. If you wish to criticize a game do so, but that junk is ridiculous. Gears, yes it has best console game graphics yet. Multiplayer, why can't you play in a party ranked? That is unacceptable. Single player, a little too short like any FPS. CGI playback in cut scenes a little choppy in higher resolutions. See that is constructive criticism. Enjoy your one bubble, read the site rules.
Idiot, the fact remains its the fastest selling console game to date.
Best gameplay, best online experience, best graphics...
Not flaming but it will be a while before the PS gets a game to compete, by which time the 360 will have GeOW (the 2nd on the way)Halo 3, Mass Effect, and more.
IMO, if people dont like GeOW, its because they don't like the genre.
Its not even a FPS, so people who like R6:V obviously prefer the realism it includes, along with GRAW fans, personaly i prefer GeOW, but every now and again GRAW and now GRAW 2 seem like a good idea for a while, but i always end up crawling back to Gears.
Great news by the way, but i remember reading an article wayyyyy back just before Gears was released stating it would be a three part trilogy.
I don't know who your calling an idiot, but as for best on-line experience, that not even close to true as it had the Graw Flaw (as I like to call it). I like the hosting option but no ability to go into ranked matches as a team, a la Halo 2, style is not acceptable anymore. Gears was an amazing game, especially graphically, and its a cross between most FPS's where many bullet damage for kill, and tactical games using cover, which a cross between the two is decently innovative for a console game. On-line wise though some stuff needs tightening.
Look at GRAW 2, it looks hela better than GRAW! Same will follow for gears! And it will be out by the end of 08 at the latest!
Hardly a huge jump between the two.
I can't believe anyone would be surprised by this at all, on a side note did you hear the sky is blue?
I knew from even before the game launch that a squeal would be on the way. With all the money put in AD's and the MTV special you had to have a feeling that this was gonna be a multigame franchise.
Cliffy B's good...but let's not worship him. He still has some proving to do. I'm talkin' Newell, Miyamoto, Kutaragi, Kojima, Itsuno, and JAFFE!!! These are the people that have proved themselves. GOW is AMAZING I know...but let's see how the series developes. Is he working on Unreal? Cuz...Unreal's ALWAYS been good!
Gears is based on the Unreal engine, why develop an engine just for Gears of War 2. Haven't you lost enough bubbles, why flame and flame bait a good article. If you haven't reduced this fanboys bubbles, do the world a favor and please take some from him (based on site rules he continually violates). Thank you.
How has Cliffy not proven himself? Between the Unreal franchise and Gears, he has consistently proven himself. I'd rank him over Jaffe any day as he doesn't have nearly as many good games under his belt, although God of War was my favorite PS2 game.
Maybe they'll make an engine just for Gears 2. Look how well Unreal's turning out!
No, sadly the PS3 won't be getting gears...but hey...we still got other games to play...and not just one. Right guys?
this game is aweSOME!!!!
^^^^#17 is extremely biased. You should totally make him lose bubbles because he said PS3!!! MAKE HIM PAY!
Did you guys really come here to convince everybody that Gears is NOT a great game or are you guys really interested in Gears 2 just like the rest of us? -hmmm LOL, your envy is showing.
M$ announced that would swap Gow and the halo releases for the next few years. It is the perfect 1st party 1, 2 punch.
WOW I had 5 bubbles this mornig and now I have 4. Can any one say abuse of the system.
Congratulations !!!!! You just won yourself a free bubble !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Microsoft will be know as the "Knockout" kings....with that said lets wait for the Sony Flamers to comment like "M$ SUCKS it only has two games and BLAH BLAH BLAH"
Look, we all love GoW. And they are making a sequel. End of discussion. Until then, we'll have to rely on DL content to quench our thirst for more GoW.
My only minor gripe, im getting a bit bored with GoW. I only really enjoy myself when im playing with actual friends i know outside of Live. Otherwise, i cant bring myself to play endless matches with strangers to get the achievements. Im perfectly happy with Rainbow Six: Vegas until more content gets released.
If wut THAMMER1 says is true then i guess if it aint broke dont fix it huh. But seriously i flipped this game in like 7hr. and didnt have live at the time so i didnt see wut all the hype was about. It is the best looking game that i have seen on next gen ill give it that but gameplay is really lacking by the time i got into it it was over.
I tried not to get sucked into the GoW hype before it was released, but as I read more about it, I couldn't help it. I'm a huge UT fan, so I'll play anything Cliffy B throws at us. That said, I think the presentation of GoW was excellent, but there was nothing next-gen about it other than its graphics. The controls could've used some minor tweaking. The Y button was completely wasted and mapping more than one function to the A button was a mistake in my humble opinion. I enjoyed it for the time I had it. I beat all campaign difficulties with a friend over Live, which was a blast. But when it came to multiplayer, which is usually where a game's replay value really shines for me, it just didn't hold my interest for very long. Even so, I'm really looking forward to GoW2. I just hope they give a little more customization in the controls and multiplayer department. And I wouldn't mind a much longer campaign, either.
Is it Epic or M$. I thought Epic but I dont really know. I they dont they might go multiplatform but the game will probably be better if they just stick with one. I hope they concentrate more on the single player side this time round. Dont we have enough online shooters? Well there's enough for me. I want a good single player experience to rival Halflife 2 or Halo with plenty of enemies in a big area. I'm not really interest a thousand variations of Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
I know this isn't everyone point of view. Just watch my bubbles go down again after I post my "radically unpopular ideas."
I think Epic owns Gears but MS just published their game for them. Look at game releases and you'll usually see a publisher and developer. Sorta like how Rare owns their games but Nintendo published them and that's probably why we won't so some games of theirs on the Wii unless those games are partly owned by Nintendo, like Donkey Series or Diddy Kong Racing and stuff like that.
On Gears 2 being confirmed, this is good news. We all knew it was gonna happen but Cliffy B and Mark Rein has been dodgey about the answer. They did never give an official confirmation but now we have one. So no more what ifs and such. I'm glad.
With the fact that I longer SP campaign is needed and that there are alot of online FPS already so for Epic and Microsoft to focus more on a better Sp campaign will not hurt the overall game at all.
MS published GOW1, and? Epic could publish GOW2 themselves and make it multiplatform. Obviously MS would try and convince them with a bit of $$$, but in theory it could go multiplatform.
(PS: I am not a PS/Wii/360 faboy, just stating things.)
You guys ever hear of "right of first refusal" clauses?
It means than when you sign a contract for something like a movie or a game, the publisher buys the right to publish the original and any derivatives (sequels, remakes, spinoffs, etc) or *at a minimum* gets first crack at such. It cannot be offered to anybody else until the publisher declines the derivative.
Now, some "exclusive" contracts feature time limitations (VF5 for example) that allow the property to show up on an alternate platform after a certain period of time or after a specific date. And some contracts only apply to a specific game in the series.
But statements made by both MS and Epic have made it clear that Gears of War as a *series* is 360-exclusive. That was negotiated upfront. In fact, depending on how you interpret the comments, MS might have *total* control of Gears IP, to the point of being able to take it to a different developer if they (unwisely) chose to. Maybe.
And, BTW, the same applies to the MASS EFFECT Trilogy; 360-exclusive by contract all the way through.
Like them or hate them, these games will only be available on 360 much like Halo, Forza, Viva Pinata, Halo Wars, Crimson Skies, Fable, Blue Dragon, and Lost Odyssey and all other MGS-published exclusives and just like God of war and Heavenly Sword are PS-only products.
The publisher controls them until *they* choose not to.
Its all part of the contract.
Why would they do that if the game didn't belong to them in some way. The increased memory cost them millions of dollars in loses. Who would take that kind of risk for something you don't partially own.
They didnt change the specs of the 360 just for Gearsofwar, they changed it for the Unreal3 engine (which Microsoft licensed early on).
"But statements made by both MS and Epic have made it clear that Gears of War as a *series* is 360-exclusive. That was negotiated upfront. In fact, depending on how you interpret the comments, MS might have *total* control of Gears IP, to the point of being able to take it to a different developer if they (unwisely) chose to. Maybe."
I dont know about that man, If anything the comments (or lack of comments) made by EPIC regarding Gears Of War 2 or Gears of war as a series was always softly spoken. Just look at the interviews, Mark Rein and Cliffy B are always holding back when talking about the next Gears Of War game. And as for MS owning the IP for the GeOW series, Mark Rein stated that EPIC games own full rights to the GeOW Franchise. I happen to live few blocks away form their headquaters at Raleigh and my friend is an intern there :). But also here is Mark Rein Actually stating it himself.
http://forums.epicgames.com... Anyways like i said... when a game gets big enough (or franchise) it's usually the developer that gets to choose. (ex. Final Fantasy).
Mass Effect is different though... Bioware planed on developing a 3 part series from the start and agreed that MGS would publish them all. EPIC didnt say anything about a series or trilogy when it was first officially announced by MS and EPIC.
That they are saying their games suck...Because they only have OUR Multiplatform Games! Lol....
Right on... enough said.
It wont take about 2hours to complete first time around... that would be a start of making it better thanthe last game.
you will neverrrr see GeOW1 on Playstation (b/c MS publishes it and owns the rights for GeOW1). But the franchise isn't owned by Microsoft, Epic or anyother company can publish the next gears of war games if they choose to do so. It's Epic's choice on who they want to publish the game. If the game is big enough the developers are usually the ones to pick out the Publishers.
Can't wait until they release Gears of War 2, i reckon it will come out in 2009. The first game is awesome and they are still supporting it, more maps and an update is coming soon.
well if it comes out on the ps3 i hope the story doesnt suffer since they wont get the first 1. Also i dunno if this really matters or is even true, but didnt i hear that they couldnt make gears for the ps3 cos the hardware or sumthing.
Where did you hear that?
anyways, Epic uses the UT3 engine for just about everyone of their next-gen games. And both the X360 (obviously) and the PS3 are well capable of running it, not the wii though. They use the UT2 engine for Wii games. The hardware for the PS3 is fine, im pretty sure anygame on the 360 can be ported to the PS3 (without huge graphical differences) and viceversa with PS3 games being ported to the 360 (barring Disk capacity).
who knows microsoft could already be its publisher, and just because it sold great doesn't mean that epic will want to port it they made plenty of money on the first one bbsin about disc capacity wikapedia says a dual/double dvd can hold 17.1 gigabytes
?? i'm not quite sure what you are getting at with the double sided/dual layer dvds being 17.1 gb. I was basicly saying that I am pretty sure that any game developed on the X360 can be ported to the PS3 and any game developed on the PS3 can also be ported to the Xbox360. Both hardwares are good enough to port each other's games without a huge difference.... Unless someone makes a game that is just completely huge in terms of file size and requires 40+ GB (wont happen anytime soon). Then in that case, that certain game will probably not be on a 360 due to the disk size, since a bluray disk maxes out at 50gb and dvds are around 8.5 (since they probably won't be using a doublesided/duallayer dvd for games)
hopefully they add a 5 v 5 or 6 v 6 wouldnt hurt. so i can play with the guys on my friends list without having to leave some of the others out. i hope this doesnt come to the PS3 as heavenly sword wont go to the 360....that way i can go ha ha ha ha ha damn fanboys im getting the best of both worlds..... :) j/k guys.
but the multyplayet needs some tweeking
Gears 1 was amazing and intence in the single player mode.
"well if it comes out on the ps3 i hope the story doesnt suffer since they wont get the first 1."
The story might suffer? HAHA. Thanks, haven't laughed like that in a while. ;)
#25.1 It all depend whether they have such a contract. In all probability you're right. M$, knowing this game would be a hit, probably sewed up the rights to all the sequels. I'd just like to know if anyone knows for sure. Sometimes the Publishers own the game and somethimes the devs own it. Remember Epic is a 3rd party developer not a 1st party. It all depends what was arranged from the start, but like I said, in all probability, you're right.
I own Gears and have a 360. I just said I wonder if Sony will try to get the game on the 360 also. I think it would be smart of Sony to try and get Gears also on the PS3. Seeing as the first one was a great game. Plus no where did I say I have not played Gears or I do not own a 360. So to say I am not bright must mean that really you are the one that is not that smart because I never said I do not own the game.
Also if you read my comment I said I hope this is true if I was a PS3 fanboy do you really think I would want to see another one of these games I do not think so.
lol, who needs this game anyway, if you can play ut 3.
have you even played it?
this is nothing like UT.
The Gears franchise will NEVER go to another console.
I'm tired of sequels. Make another game. They charge us $60 for and expansion pack. WTF, they will be using elements from the first game.
I hope it doesnt leave.
Everyone saying that the SP better then the MP???
I dont get it, ive completed the SP many times with friends, but i do not find it half as fun as playing online.
In terms of controls, once you get the hang of them you can do pretty much whatever you want very easily, i cant think of a game where the controls are sutied better...
As for the "Y" button being a waste, i think its very very useful, when a team mate is down, just press it and you know where they are.
The only annoying thing about the controlls is "A" being roady run, and cover, as the amount of times ive tried to run out of situations im outnumbered in and hit the wall, resulting in me being killed.