Epic’s new game is “radically different”
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
The new game from Gears of War developer Epic Games to be announced at the VGAs this weekend will be “radically different” and is intended to be a “departure” for the US studio, it has said.
Epic president Mike Capps said some of the Gears of War development team needed to try something new.
“It’s something radically different for us,” he said. “New IP, new game. We’re not really talking much about platform or anything like that, but I mentioned at GDCE Europe and my keynote there that we were working on a lot of new projects, and it’s been really refreshing to the team to try some new things.
We love Gears, it was a great trilogy, we’ve gotten a lot of great compliments and a lot of great fans, and we’re still supporting Gears 3 very strongly, but I’ve got guys that have been on it since 2001, and some of them need a break and to try something new.
So this is going to be one of those projects where we try something totally different, and it just went ‘boom’, because everyone had this pent up energy to do something new. And I can’t wait for them to get back to something like Gears in the future, because it’s sort of our bread and butter, and they’re going to be more energised for it too.”
We’ll keep you updated on the latest developments with Epic’s new game.