ButtonMasher writes: Epic in origin, and perhaps even Epic in impact. The feedback from Epic games in setting up appointments for E3 is that Epic's announcements for the event will be made by Microsoft at their press conference.
they will announce their next multiplatform game on MS press confenrece and everyone will act as if it is exclusive.
Who cares what level of exclusivity it holds? It's a new game from Epic! Anyone who owns a 360 or PC should be happy =) I think it will be a new IP and that Gears of War 3 will be a launch title for the next console.
Gears of War 3 confirmed.
Hopefully better than Gears, I know Epic can do better and its probably time to give UT a rest since UTIII, just didn't seem to have the same charm as 2K4. People Can Fly? Ooh, that could be good.
lol like they do for their entire press conference, this year i expect almost all of their games that are shown to be multi-platform and steal a huge exclusive like MGS.
so 360/pc fans will be more alert.
As for new games, I'm curious what Epic could do with a different genre besides ____-person shooter. Or maybe they'll just stick with what they know. Ah, the possibilities.
Soda Popinsky i doubt that, they killed the UT franchise with freaking ut3. More UE3 games ? No thx
Technically the games are exclusive! You can't get it on the Wii or the Ps3! Now I know the inner fanboy in you wants to say, "But you can get it on PC as well, so it's not exclusive!" The typical PC gamer is of a different breed. PC gamers don't respect consoles... and yes, that means they don't respect the all powerful Ps3 as well! They don't even consider console games. All they care about is if a game is on PC! I have run into several PC gamer idiots trying to prove to me that i'm wasting my money buying consoles, and that I could just buy the games on PC. But, I just don't like playing games on a PC, which is probably why I prefer consoles. PC games just don't feel right to me for some reason... Kind of like how a Ps3 fanboy feels when they play a 360...lol! Console and PC gaming are on different levels and cannot truely be compared or linked to eachother in my opinion. When a game comes out, if it wasn't for the fanboys, I would have never known the game was on PC as well, because I have no intention to buy a PC game.
ur right pc gamers are smug s.o.b.'s... but i think they've earned it if they have invested in a powerfull rig... i used to be one of them back in 04... but now my pc is just crap...
I enjoy PC gaming very much but I still love console games. Some games are just much better on the PC. FPS for example are overall much better played on the PC. Dedicated server with virtually no lag and a superior control scheme just makes FPS online and off that much better. Games like Starcraft and Diablo that you can only find on a PC are amazing games. Consoles however had fantastic exclusive games that you can't find on the PC. Action adventure games and Third person shooters IMO are best on consoles. I can't play Demon's souls, Uncharted, Infamous, God of War, or numerous RPGs on the PC. It is great being able to experience the best of both worlds and to limit yourself to only consoles or only PC is just silly IMO.
Exclusive means it can only be found on one platform. Both the 360 and PC are gaming platforms. I get most, if not all these so called exclusive games on 360 anyway, but excluding the PC is stupid and ignorant - so i'm not sat here saying that i will be buying these games on PC anyway, like some of the sony fanboys on here. Honestly, the fact is - you don't have to buy a 360 to play some of those games - which means the game isn't exclusive. The same can be played against the PS3 too: The Agency won't be exclusive (PS3 & PC) DC Universe won't be exclusive (PS3 & PC) Free realms isn't exclusive (PS3 & PC)
Gears 2 and 3 for PS3?
... part 4!
considering Microsoft said they weren't making any new PC game announcements, expect it to be 360 exclusive.
Trico God of War 3 Gran Turismo 5 Infamous Killzone 2 Uncharted 2 Ninja Gaiden 2 with enhanced features (oh and graphics) War Devil Ratchet and Clank Heavy Rain and all the other annanounced games.........=D
Thats almost the same list PS3 owners have been talking about for the last 2 1/2 years! Were you taking one off the wrist while writing your list?
I love my PS3 more than all the other consoles but lets be honsest here, an EPIC game has the ability to hold its own against any of the games on that list. They also have a new engine. Gears is an AMAAAAAZING franchise, so amazing that it made my PS3 lovin ass buy a 360. I wont be left out in the cold on Anything GeOW related. Personally I wanna see GeOW3 on their new UE. If not, something new and better, even though I cant imagine them topping Gears but who knooooooooows.
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un announced/unproven games?
the trailer was a 2 year old tech demo and pre rendered Seriously Try rubbing it in our faces when you actually see some gameplay footage
Hahahaha... When Ninja Gaiden 2 was released on 360, it wasn't considered a heavy hitter for MS' line up. But now it is releasing for Ps3, it is suppose to be magically that much better...?... Hahahaha... Gotta love those fanboys I tell ya! A game is only great if it's on their console.
Is this in the PS3 section you trolling POS? Whats the point of your comment? GTFO! You and the rest of the trolls who the admins on this site can't seem to get control of. This is about a 360 exclusive from Epic and it's getting ridiculous that EVERY SINGLE TIME a major piece of news hits the 360 it is completely ruined by stupid posts from people like yourself. - as many bubbles as I can take.
What makes PS3 owners think anyone really cares about those games. I don't see any big franchises on there. God of War is good and Gran Turismo is big....everything else will speak for itself when sales release...and the first 2 God of Wars didn't even have crazy numbers. Sold maybe 3 million. You guys have been waving around the same list for 3 years now, its just so funny at this point.
what the bloody h3ll is your problem? What does your list have to do with EPIC and Xbox360. I know I am not the first one to say it but the rabid PS3 fan on N4G are getting out of hand now. Every time I open a 360 related article I see 100 trolls commenting on it. We get your point, to you Microsoft is evil and they want to take over the world and you feel like its your duty to convince people to buy a PS3. I know both camps have a fair amount of trolls but the PS3 trolls act like a bunch of 10 year old kids, my console is better than yours, grow up.
Honestly.. what has the PS3 got to do with this?
I'd like to see some new footage or something on this. Do they even update that site anymore?
why do people wave the sales flag around so much? As has been said before sales != quality. Look at some of the greatest games in history, for example Argonauts and Ico/SotC. Not huge heavy hitters in the sales department, but excellent games none the less. The only thing that high sales levels prove is that a game is mainstream. It appealed to a vast group of individuals who then bought the game. In my opinion sales are just a security blanket for people that feel the need to prove that the game they purchased is worth it, because he"hey! if 7, 999,999 other people all bought this same game, it can't possibly be bad right? Right??" Just enjoy the games you buy, if you like Barbie pony princess, good on ya! You don't need sales to justify a purchase if you genuinely enjoy a game. /end rant lol sorry it's kinda long but I hope some of you guys can at least see my point? This wasn't a fanboy attack or anything like that, just me pointing out my inability to understand why people focus on sales data so much. Unless you own stock in the company releasing the game... then I guess I can understand PS I didn't put any disagrees on your post chief, nor was mine a personal attack in any way, yours just happened to be one of the many posts about sales that I saw today
Not to say that trolling should be allowed anywhere nor am I condoning such a thing by saying this, but it's ironic that there's so much complaining about trolling by a PS3 fanboy in a 360 related story when 360 fanboys do it non-stop in PS3 related stories and it seems to never even get a peep out of anyone (the old "we're allowed to troll in YOUR space but you can never troll in OUR space" business). And fanboyism and trolling on BOTH sides is getting too rabid. Why blame just one side when the other is just as guilty of doing it? I've never got that. What I think he meant was that one game announcement might not be enough to tackle the very strong lineup the PS3 has for 09 (which, I think, is pretty much shot for the 360 (09 is, I mean) unless the Halo games come through more for them and they have something up their sleeves for THIS year). I don't think he said it that WELL, but I think that's what he was TRYING to convey. This better be a DAMN good game from Epic, too, because my 360 is collecting dust over here without much to look forward to on the console. I know there are current games to have, but nothing really interest me right now.
Oh! a list!!! Wait... a couple of games there have already been released... and some others are not yet confirmed for this year. But, most important of all: WHAT THE HELL has that list to do in this place???? You see, you are in the 360 section, commenting on a News regarding a new title from EPIC (you know, the ones who made the two gears of war games...) Why don´t you crawl back to your troll cave and chew on your finger while you wait for the games on your list, for a change?
ALL those games will probably rock (and have already when talking about Killzone 2 and Infamous, judging by the reviews the latter is getting), hopefully along with whatever Epic has planned for the 360, by the way. Let's not get TOO carried away. This is a DAMN good time to be a gamer, and his list just further tells us this. If MS does what I HOPE they do at this year's E3 (less "beating Sony" and more enticing their fans with original, first party games that shows what the 360 can do, like, say, KILLER INSTINCT 3), then it'll be good.
We all know MS's announcements will either be bought off of the PS3's lineup or it'll be nothing but extra DLC. The Xbox's revel in the DLC. Edit: The disagree is a sign of your inherent weakness! Delusions is how you Xbot A$$-Riders Live On!!!
they said "perhaps even Epic in impact" not meaning it WILL be epic.
Any announcements from MS will only SEEM epic due to the lack of media attention they have had recently.
Think that's not intentional?
Let me put it another way...It had better be EPIC to compete with what we already know is coming from Sony!
How about just make a good game. FUK SONY and FUK it's lineup. Just make a GOOD GAME!
Let me fix your comment to make it more appropriate, GEC: "TO MICROSOFT: How about just make a good game. FUK SONY and FUK it's lineup. Just make a GOOD GAME!" Because I'm hoping we don't hear any more of the "me too" or the "me better" stuff that we got last year from them (seriously, do we REMEMBER anything else besides that FF13 business out of their E3 PC last year?).
They will show new upgrades on the Unreal III engine at the beginning of the show and will bring Gears of War III announcement, coming spring 2010 at the end of the show. In between they'll also announce the new game which might be multiplatform like UT3.
no they might show off a survival horror game that cliffy B said something about a while ago.
I hope its a new ip . Maybe that multiplat survival game cliffy was working on with other devs.
I hope Epic makes a new engine soon. The UE3 engine (for me personally) just doesn't cut it anymore. I was one of the biggest fans of the original Gears of War but the sequel left me so frustrated! Even after all the patches the game is still a hit or miss online. When it's running good it's a freaking blast to play but when it's bad it's BAD. The thing that sucks is being penalized 1500 points for leaving a host that obviously doesn't have the bandwidth to handle the match that and matchmaking could still use some tweaking. Anyone know if a new engine is being worked on by them? Will this (possible) survival horror game be on the UE3 engine?
Well mark rain said the unreal engine 4 wont happen till 2012 ...That sounds like when the new consoles come around. But i think it still is use in this engine,. Yes i know now unreal games are almost all looking the same. I would love to see more fighting games use unreal engine 3.
It will be a new IP-I suspect it will in any case. And aren't Epic making a game called spmething like Nano Strike for 360 and PC that the article ignored? Too early, sadly, for Gears3 but a little bone for PC gamers with releasing Gears2 for them would make some cash and please many gamers who liked the first(which I actually played on PC myself-great game on PC too)but haven't had the chance to play yet. And while a survival Horror might be great I'm not certain that's what we'll get even though EVERY recent attempt as failed either at remaining a true survival game(RE5 and L4D are really action games that happen to have zombie type enemies really), a true horror game(same kind of thing-what's been really scary lately?)or failed to sell despite being good (Dead Space). With Nintendo pulling out of selling Tecmos Fatal Frame 4 in the west(a game which, arguably was a survhorror game, scary, part of a franchise(unlike DS)and according to it's Japanese reviews a good game too)maybe devs think there's not the money/market here right now for actual horror games? That said Shinji Mikami and Suda51 are supposedly well into one so who knows? Hell, just so long as the games good who cares? Sony have some great games already confirmed with, as we all know, many more they could well announce. MS themselves aren't THAT short of titles even now if you think about it(ODST,SCC,AW etc, etc)and that's pre E3 and ignoring multi plats. Rare, Lionhead, possibly MW or Valve could or should have a game or two for 360 gamers that make the console look much more busy than some might make out. I really hope that there's some great new exclusive IP from Epic, though, that competes with Sony's exclusives on visual and gaming fronts as this gen has seen great strides in quality and is the first where I've felt(though I've done it before)that you actually miss out if you don't have access to all available platforms. I want more games-make me poorer!
http://www.metacritic.com/g... This game was one of THE BEST games I have played on xbox. Play it for yourself. It is such a dynamic game, and the only of its kind to be able to present a GOOD melee system in a first/third person shooter. It's simply amazing.
It's not DLC or Gears of War 3. Remember my words. I can't tell anymore...Epic will announce survival horror for X360. Wait for E3. And this is not fake information. We are getting survival horror from Epic.
I think that, whatever they will announce at MS's conference, they won't leave the PS3 behind. More than just a software house, Epic is a middleware house, they get a LOOOOT of money for the Unreal engine rights, that is succesful thanks to the Gears franchise. When other devs look at Gears, they know what 360+Unreal Engine can do, but they can't say the same for PS3, where everyone knows that the Unreal Engine has quite some problems. So they have to do a PS3 game with their engine if they want their stuff to be completely believable. More than that, you can't cut out from your business plans a console with near 23 millions fanbase. In the past gen XBOX was cut out because there was something like a 60 millions difference, but today the difference is less than 10 millions and PS3 will consistently close the gap in this fiscal year (End 31 March 2010). You must also note that the greater is the fanbase, the higher is the price to obtain an exclusive, and the prices are getting too big even for MS. At this point in this gen third party exclusive is a dead word, trust me.
Really because Last time I recall all the sony exclusives failed to live up to the hype KZ2 LBP,R2,Uncharted,warhawk Socom Heavenly Sword Lair,Haze the list can go on and on
Yeah, I seriously don't like playing sales, I think the PS3 is a great machine, but they're not closing the gap. The gap is getting bigger. Problem is, whenever MS releases one really big hyped game, it murders PS3 in sales. Christmas 2008, for example, Gears 2 allowed MS to push an extra 500,000 consoles out and the gap has been widening ever since. I for one am going to buy a PS3 and do my part.
"When other devs look at Gears, they know what 360+Unreal Engine can do, but they can't say the same for PS3, where everyone knows that the Unreal Engine has quite some problems" You may want to tell Sony that, since they're making "The Agency" using UE3....
Thats not much when you consider that Epic is number one in middleware. I would like to see a survival horror or an RPG from epic rather than another action game.
Um...Epic makes UE, they make a lot of money.
PS360WiiRocks.. i guess you missed: "thats not much when you consider that Epic is number one in middleware" He knows that EPIC make the unreal engine and make alot of money off it, he is saying he is suprised they don't have more game franchises to their name.
Maybe Epic will have a stage demo for a new game? Or a stage demo for their new engine? I could be wrong but shouldn't UE4 be getting finished and released sometime soon? edit:: from their site "Epic Games, Inc., invites interested parties to visit its meeting suite (South Hall #302, Los Angeles Convention Center) next month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) where the newest Unreal Engine 3 features for PC, Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 will be demonstrated in closed door presentations for its prospective customers, evaluators, licensees, and members of its Integrated Partners Program."
2017 seems really far off to me, but that's what they said. Anyways, the Unreal Engine is no longer the best, so I don't really care.
It was stated that "the unreal engine 4 should be completed in time for next gen consoles". 2010-2012 tops.
I got my source from wikipedia so I'm probably wrong. Nonetheless, I don't really think UE4 deserves that much hype because EPIC just updates the old code for each Unreal Engine iteration. It's the reason why Unreal engine 3 still has buggy textures and pop-ins. As well as the fact that it is so inefficient that it required a lot of 360s power to run Gears2.
There at best above average developers.....but they make there best work when its exclusive or on pc
I'm pretty sure whatever MSFT announce for epic won't be a Ps3 title.... Hopefully it is Cliffy B's survival horror game. While some hate on the Gears of War series the guy can put together some amazing things with the Unreal Engine. Let's see what he has taking on a different art style.
Agreed. If Microsoft publishes it, it will be exclusive. Loved the UT series, and the Gears series - what else ya got Epic?
clif is over rated so he made gears of shiny big deal when you can make something original without space marines call me and maybe then im impressed.
crappy overrated developer
I think more along the lines of crappy overrated engine.
Since this is all about dreams and wishing.... Dream mode on... I would love to see them create an all new "HD marioesque platformer" mixed in with a Zelda RPG vibe.... They give you slam bam, thankyou mam Gears one year,and then a quirky stylish,creative platforming RPG the next....One two punch... OK dream mode off....
I would actually like to see that, Cliffy B always talks about how Nintendo really influenced him and how Miyamoto did. I'd actually like to see these influences be used. Funnily enough though, no Epic game on the Wii(as far as I know).
Jazz Jackrabbit 3, no Cliffy B involved (except maybe for level design)
Epic might not make the splash at the MS confrence but it could be at the Sony or both. Gears 3 is unlikely
does anyone realize how dead the xbox brand would be WITHOUT epic or bungie? really.......think about that for a second.