Why Gears of War 2 will not be anounced at GDC-2008
The rumour mill has been grinding overtime of late, and it’s getting harder and harder to keep track of what the insiders and the credible sources who can’t be quoted have been saying, and trying to make sense of it all. Facts seem to have been deleted from the industry with almost all major publishers and developers keeping their prized creations under wraps and gamers are left wondering what really is happening, since most exclusive information is kept with hostile security and sold to the highest bidder.
And the latest one is that Gears of War 2 is under works – or rather is possibly under works – and will be announced and showcased in a really big way at GDC-08. Which is great for all Lancer loving fans, but it won’t exactly be happening that way.
GDC is not a regular bring your family gaming convention, it’s a developers conference – developers from all around the globe meet to discuss and showcase the kind of technologies they are working with.
So Epic will most likely discuss in detail their latest version of the Unreal Engine and the advancements they have been able to make post the release of UT III. GoW 2 is definitely on the cards for Epic, and the technology powering this little game will probably be shown to satisfying detail. Just don’t expect a release date or gameplay mechanics to be revealed at the conference.
Cliffy B or Mark rein will probably discuss the engine in great detail at the end of which everyone will be showcased to a brief trailer showcasing the environments and characters in the game which, am sure will last no more than 15 to 30 seconds.
GDC 2007 saw Sony unveil a real time tech demo of Killzone 2 behind closed doors, not the game, they also showed the world the tools used in Getaway III not the game, what did they show was concepts like Little Big Planet which they had been working around with at that point of time and interactive HOME project . Expect Microsoft to do something similar, they will probably showcase the technology powering some of their upcoming games and the direction of their future plans, not announce new games to the majority of developers who will be attending the conference. Any bidders for the Alan Wake tech?