Gears of War 2 sets November release

Written by Joe Martin

February 21, 2008 | 10:12

Tags: #exclusive #fenix #gdc #gears-of-war-2 #gow #gow2 #horde #locust

Companies: #epic #gears #microsoft

As part of a string of announcements at Game Developers Conference 2008, Microsoft has revealed that Gears of War 2 will be released this November as an Xbox 360 exclusive. No surprise there then.

At the closing segment of Microsoft's keynote address, CliffyB got up on stage and announced that the adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad would be continued this November. The second Gears of War game is to be a direct sequel to the 4.5 million selling blockbuster.

To our team the original game was just a tease, the appetizer to the ‘Gears of War’ characters and new style of gameplay. We were so amped to get to the next chapter, and dig deeper into the universe of this franchise,” said Cliff, lead designer for Epic Games. “‘Gears of War 2’ is an even bigger, better, and more badass experience than the first game, and we can’t wait to get it in the hands of eager gamers this November.

Of course, the observant among you might notice a tiny bit of annoyance in this news post. Afterall, the news of this blockbuster game being (unsurprisingly) unveiled as a Xbox 360 exclusive does somewhat fly in the face of the PC Gaming Alliance, an initiative that both Microsoft and Epic signed up to yesterday.

Epic in particular has had mixed reactions from bit-tech readers as the company joined the PC Gaming Alliance despite the fact that both Mark Rein and CliffyB have been very vocal on their view that consoles are the future. Obviously, we don't agree with that.

Still, one thing that is for certain is that Gears of War 2 is shaping up to look like a great game. Do you think you'll be buying it? Let us know in the forums.
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