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Rumour: Gears of War Creator Plotting Something Epic for PS4

Gears of War Creator Plotting Something Epic for PS4

Burning brighter than a Fenix

Gears of War creator Epic Games could be planning a title for the PlayStation 4 – at least, that's the insinuation from a couple of co-founder Mark Rein’s personal Tweets over the past few days. The company – which is also behind the Unreal Engine – has associated itself closely with Sony’s next generation...

E3 2013: Sorry, Gears of War: Redux Is Not Coming to PS4

Sorry, Gears of War: Redux Is Not Coming to PS4

Epic squashes rumour

While there’s a small chance that a future instalment in the Gears of War franchise could come to the PlayStation 4, developer Epic Games has ruled out a rumour that’s doing the rounds right now. Chatting with IGN, the company said that the supposed Gears of War: Redux logo pictured – which hints at a PS4 release – is...

News: Epic: We'd Love to Do a Bulletstorm Sequel

Epic: We'd Love to Do a Bulletstorm Sequel

Nothing to announce yet

A sequel to last year’s adventurous first-person shooter Bulletstorm was in the works at one point, Epic Games’ Mike Capps has announced. Sadly, the follow-up was canned when the company found a project that was considered to be a “better fit” for original developer People Can Fly. What could possibly be better than...

News: Epic Games to Demo Unreal Engine 4 at GDC

Epic Games to Demo Unreal Engine 4 at GDC

Behind closed doors

Epic Games has committed to showing off the next-gen version of its Unreal Engine 4 middleware technology at next week’s Game Developers Conference. Sadly, the presentation will be limited to “select licensees, partners and prospective customers” bound by strict NDAs. In short: we won’t be getting a glimpse at the new...

News: Unreal Engine 4 Already Running on Next-Gen Consoles

Unreal Engine 4 Already Running on Next-Gen Consoles

Pretty graphics

Epic Games’ outspoken gaffer, Mark Rein, dropped an unexpected bombshell during his speech at the DICE summit overnight. The executive – who oversees the Unreal Engine – said that the latest version of the middleware software was already functional on “systems can’t name yet”. Juicy, huh? It makes sense; Epic is usually...

News: Brand New Epic IP 'Radically Different', A 'Departure' For The Studio

Brand New Epic IP 'Radically Different', A 'Departure' For The Studio

Epic Games is a name more commonly associated with Microsoft

While the studio has released games on PlayStation 3, its Gears Of War series remains the developer's bread and butter. But the US based outfit has promised that its next IP will be "radically different" from the hurl-inducing machoness of its previous endeavours, and an all together "departure" for the studio..

News: Cliff Bleszinski To Debut New Epic Experience At The VGAs

Cliff Bleszinski To Debut New Epic Experience At The VGAs

Cliff Bleszinski's popped up in a teaser trailer for the Spike VGA awards, confirming that Epic Games has a brand new "experience" to show off at the ceremony

The developer said: "2011 marks the 20th anniversary for Epic as a studio. And while we’ve been busy supporting Gears of War and Infinity Blade, we have something new in store for you. It’s an entirely fresh and new experience being..

News: Square Enix Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Unannounced Projects

Square Enix Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Unannounced Projects

Epic Games has lifted the lid on a deal that will see Square Enix license the Unreal Engine 3 for a collection of unannounced projects

“It is a pleasure to provide Square Enix with an exceptional game engine that will help them bring thrilling new experiences to legions of fans all over the world,” said Epic Games' Japan territory manager Taka Kawasaki. “Many Western games have achieved great..

News: People Can Fly Were Shocked By The Amount Of Swearing In Their Own Game

People Can Fly Were Shocked By The Amount Of Swearing In Their Own Game

The air around People Can Fly's potty-mouthed shooter, Bulletstorm, was blue

But the hilarious thing is, the Polish developer didn't even realise it. Chatting in the October edition of Game Developer's magazine, Adrian Chmielarz said that he couldn't believe the extent of the game's expletives once he saw the game's Polish translation. "Do you know any swear word in a foreign language?..

News: Epic Games Starts Work On 'Unannounced IP'

Epic Games Starts Work On 'Unannounced IP'

Epic Games is cranking up development on a brand new, unannounced IP

The developer is famous for its involvement with Gears Of War and, more specifically, the Unreal Engine. The news comes via a recruitment call on the developer's website, which states: "Epic Games is looking for Gameplay Programmers to join the team currently working on Gears of War 3, as well as a new unannounced IP in..

News: Bulletstorm 'Didn't Make Any Money'

Bulletstorm 'Didn't Make Any Money'

Bulletstorm was a critical success when it released earlier in the year, and we'd figured it was a commercial success too

The game spent a number of weeks propping up the UK sales charts, but according to Epic the balls-to-the-wall FPS failed to make the company any money. Despite that small caveat, Epic does not regret handing the project off to Polish studio People Can Fly. "The studio has..

News: Cliffy Bleszinski Dashes Gears Of War PS3 Hopes

Cliffy Bleszinski Dashes Gears Of War PS3 Hopes

There's zero chance of Gears Of War coming to PlayStation 3, according to creative lead Cliff Bleszinski

There had been some speculation that Epic would make the franchise multiplatform once its exclusive publishing deal expired with Microsoft. Curiously, Epic retains full rights to the Gears Of War franchise so can feasibly do whatever it wants with the series. "I would say in the foreseeable..

News: LucasArts Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Multiple Future Projects

LucasArts Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Multiple Future Projects

What's with publishers signing their allegiance to Epic's famously flaky Unreal Engine technology? It wasn't so long ago that Warner Bros was releasing a similar statement, now LucasArts has confirmed it will be exclusively utilising Epic's technology for multiple future projects

We assume the use of Unreal Engine makes lots of sense for developers without the resources to build their own..

News: Warner Signs Major Deal To Exclusively Use Unreal Engine 3 Until 2014

Warner Signs Major Deal To Exclusively Use Unreal Engine 3 Until 2014

Warner Bros has pledged its alleigance with the worst engine in video gam-

.. Whoops. Did we say that out loud? Sorry. Ahem. Let's start again: Warner Bros has signed a long-term deal with Epic, ensuring the publisher's portfolio exclusively uses the Unreal Engine until 2014. That means you can almost guarantee the next Batman and Mortal Kombat game will certainly use Epic's murky tech. As regular..

News: Epic Games: NGP Is A "Ridiculously Compelling Experience"

Epic Games: NGP Is A "Ridiculously Compelling Experience"

While the tech media continue to ensure the word-of-mouth surrounding Apple's latest device is nothing but rosy, actual game developers have been sharing their enthusiasm for Sony's new handheld the NGP

While the Internet continues to ignore the fact that there actually is a market for traditional handheld games (no matter how big or small!), Epic Games' Mark Rein has spoken out in support of..

News: Epic Games: NGP Appropriate For Gears Of War-Style Experience

Epic Games: NGP Appropriate For Gears Of War-Style Experience

Epic Games' Gears Of War franchise may be XBOX 360 exclusive, but the company's president, Mark Rein, reckons the series' gameplay would be an "appropriate" fit for Sony's new Next Generation Portable

"This is the kind of machine that a Gears of War-style experience would be appropriate on because it has the control layout that games like that are designed for and can produce some pretty..