Epic Games has been quite busy this generation with the trilogy of Gears of War titles, Unreal Tournament, Project Sword, and Shadow Complex. Though Gears of War 3 has been delayed until fall 2011 and a mysterious Gears of War announcement was postponed from the VGAs a couple weeks ago, Epic is planning to make an announcement about a new project soon.
In a interview in the latest issue of EGM, Cliff Bleszinksi shares new information about Epic’s latest project and it’s a new IP that shall be revealed in early 2011. Though Cliff doesn’t reveal much about the title, he does mention that everyone should keep their “eyes peeled at GDC” and that Prototype’s lead designer Eric Holmes is working on the project. Originally, the game was mostly Bleszinki’s idea, but since taking on Holmes, the project has become more of Holmes’ project as a result. With Homles at the healm, could it lead to an open-world type game or will it be something no one expects?
Cliff later goes into additional details about the new IP stating: “I believe game designers are the Stan Lees and Jack Kirbys of our day, and we’re creating these universes that leave a huge impact on people. Gamers votes with their dollars and they often like established IP, but those IPs came from somewhere, right? Call of Duty was crafted by the original Medal of Honor guys. Gears of War was crafted by the original Unreal Tournament guy. I look forward to creating what’s next.”
GDC takes place February 28th-March 4th.