Why Gears of War 2 will not be anounced at GDC-2008

February 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm 16 comments

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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.

Here’s why:


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?


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. joshua  |  February 7, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    If gears of war 2 comes out, I really hope resistance 2, and killzone 2 will destroy it to utter bits.

  • 2. bigmud  |  February 7, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Yeah right gears will destroy killzone and resistance just like the first two, give me a break josh, like sony can ever get a AAA haha

  • 3. Steve  |  February 7, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    You wish. GOW2 will crush those both…

  • 4. john  |  February 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Dream on fanboy

  • 5. Camo  |  February 7, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Yes keep that hope alive Joshua because once Gears 2 is announced people are going to be Resistance and Killzone who?

    Killzone was supposed to be a Halo killer and got owned like a cheap prom date. Reistance got owned by Gears 1 and I expect the same for Gears 2 when it owns yet again.

  • 6. Bradley  |  February 7, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Haha sony fails with a new killzone.

  • 7. GUITAR LEGEND5  |  February 7, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    gears of war was supposed to be beaten by halo 3, it wasnt. therefore, no game can beat gears of war 1 or 2.

  • 8. Johnson  |  February 8, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Oh god, just leave it alone. Killzone 2 looks sweet and I hope its awesome. I loved Gears and can’t wait for info on the next one. Why would any consumer want one game to “destroy” another. LO. Just enjoy which-ever one turns out better. I’m sure a great deal of work and time is going into both and they will both be AAA titles.

  • 9. jack daniels  |  February 8, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    hey no matter what game comes out… it will NEVER reach the maximum status of GearS oF WaR. that is the ultimate game, and there will NEVER be a game like that. all those other wannabees are just that wannabees. Gears is meant for the strong while all the competion it has is meant for the weak.

  • 10. randy  |  February 9, 2008 at 3:22 am

    i am a xbox fanboy and gears 2 will distroy all sony big title haha

  • 11. tank  |  February 15, 2008 at 6:27 am

    PS3 pawns all and GEARS OF WAR 2 is no GOW GOd of War so dont use GOW For gears thtat is God of War. Also Killzone 2 will pawn GEars Easily. And i was right about HALO 3 sucking and it did just not in sales cus of stupid ass 360 fanboys like you who just buy the name and not the quality. Just like ur shitty 360 consoles that break all the time. So fuck off 2008 is all PS3 just like how PS3 outsold 360 this January 08 and so forth bitches.

  • 12. chalk  |  February 18, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Look a Gears of War 1, it came out in 2006 and it’s graphics are still killing, so what if it’s story line has a bit missing, thats what the 2009 movie is for, the books, it’s prolouge, and future titles. Kill zone and resitance are good titles ( this coming from a xbox 360 fanboy) but they are games that are on the PS3, if anything kill zone and resitantance should be going against each other for second place because gears of war has the # 1 spot. Think about the graphic level of Gears 1, it was on an early vr. of unreal engine, so it would be safe to say that Gears 2 will be on a newer vr. of unreal engine. BIG graphical level boost the kills the competition.

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  • 14. David  |  February 19, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I think GOW just got forcfully taken by Gears man. I swear I have heard nobody playing God of War there all playing there xbox an busting heads apart. I’m sorry But I don’t think anything can beat taking a shotgun and busting the guts of a COG soldier. And more than 50% of the people who bought the PS3 piece of crap returned it.

  • 15. mash potatoz  |  February 20, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    07′ was th xbox 360 year now in 08′ it’s going to the ps3 time

    Games- For now good games include; Heavenly Sword, Resistance Fall of Man, Rainbow Six Vegas, Folklore, warhawk, lair, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Call of Duty 4 Uncharted:Drakes Fortune, Motorstorm, Eye of Judgment etc. Good upcoming games are Haze, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4, Yakuza 3, White Knight Story, Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear online, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Afrika, Time Crisis 4, Tekken 6, Socom: Confrontation, L.A. Noire, Motorstorm 2, InFamous, Killzone 2, Kurayami, Way of the Samurai 3, etc. Over 300 games will be released by next spring.

    Not to mention everythin gthe 360 don’t have
    Built in wifi(not buying one for 99.99 like the 360)
    Play TV
    Web browser
    Installing Other operating systems(like linux)
    Blu Ray(which is winning the format war)
    Playstation Home
    Interchangeable hard drive(40gb, 60gb, 80gb and very soon 125gb)

  • 16. Jess  |  February 21, 2008 at 8:06 am

    What’s this new ad that is all over XBox Live?
    Gears of War 2 anounced at GDC? Watch the Trailer and download themes and gamer pics to cemomorate GOW2 anouncement at GDC?

    sorry splitscreen, but you guys are pretty much worth for nothing


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