Microsoft, Epic confirm Gears of War sequel

By on February 20, 2008, 5:45 PM
Remember when back in December Amazon mistakenly began taking pre-orders for Gears of War 2 on Xbox 360? Well, it seems like the giant online retailer indeed had the inside word on that one, as Microsoft and Epic Games just confirmed that Gears of War 2 is coming exclusively to Xbox 360 this November.

The official announcement came at the Game Developer's Conference where Epicís Tim Sweeney revealed just a few tidbits. The game will feature improved graphics including advanced character lighting, more realistic shadows and water effects, and a tweaked Unreal 3 engine to include over 100 characters on screen at once. In addition, there is now support for certain Ageia physics elements and the potential for destructible environments. Unfortunately, no in-game footage was displayed at the show, but a brief animated teaser trailer is available here.

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jtickner1 said:
Gears of Lame. The original GoW is one of the worst game i've ever played. I seriously cannot see why so many people find it so interesting
TheCheese said:
Did you look at the graphics! /end sarcasm
socrfan said:
Anyone knows graphics don't make a game. But be that as it may the thing that turned me off the most about GoW was the third person perspective. If it's not first person it sucks!
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