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Epic: 'We are working on five new games'

Epic: 'We are working on five new games'

Epic has confirmed it is working on five new games at GamesCom 2011, with the PC as the target platform.

Speaking in a presentation at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne, which officially begins tomorrow, Epic's Mike Capps has confirmed that the developer is currently working on five new titles.

None of these five titles are attached to Epic's Gears of War franchise, said Capps. Better yet, Capps hinted that the PC was the primary platform for at least some of these titles.

'It's nice to target the PC as a primary platform,' said Capps, according to Eurogamer '[rather than using it] just for ports.'

Capps did admit that these five projects are all smaller than previous ventures, however – which is part of a conscious decision on Epic's behalf to avoid the 'disappearing middle class of gaming'.

'Gears of War I hope will do really well, but a pretty good game doesn't make its money back any more. A game like Homefront sells a couple of million copies and they close the studio, right?

'That's not enough any more. That's pretty depressing. You don't want to see what happens to an industry where it's Call of Duty, Halo and Gears and no-one else has enough money to make any games any more. That's not a fun industry.'

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r3loaded 16th August 2011, 15:26 Quote
Nice. I hope the games turn out to be...

*puts on sunglasses*

Epic!
Toploaded 16th August 2011, 15:29 Quote
Unreal Tournament 3.2?
Gunsmith 16th August 2011, 15:31 Quote
Talk is cheap.
wuyanxu 16th August 2011, 15:51 Quote
Unreal?
Unreal Tournament?
and perhaps *gasp* innovation from Epic?
Flibblebot 16th August 2011, 16:24 Quote
Five new games:
Gears of Battle
Spokes of War
Cogs of Conflict
Illusory & Illusory Contest

...and finally
Universe Intruders
somidiot 16th August 2011, 16:53 Quote
One can hope that we'll get something decent from them. But it's a "we shall see" thing for me at the moment.
rogerrabbits 16th August 2011, 16:55 Quote
I agree with everything he said. But that doesn't mean I'm going to like any of his games. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with.
Paradigm Shifter 16th August 2011, 17:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
Talk is cheap.

Exactly.

My current sentiments are something along the lines of "where are the flying pigs?"

I'll believe it when I see it.
ssj12 16th August 2011, 17:50 Quote
really hope for Unreal III (sequel to their unreal singleplayer series)
Unreal Tournament 4 (which should actually be 5)
New game?
New game?
New game?
knuck 16th August 2011, 17:57 Quote
If they make UT4 and f*ck me again, I swear I'll drive to their HQ and burn the f*cking place to the ground

UT is NOT to be consolified. You CANNOT consolify a game that can't even be played with a damn controller
OCJunkie 16th August 2011, 18:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot

Gears of Battle
Spokes of War
Cogs of Conflict
Lol that's all I expect from them now.

And amen knuck. Someone really needs to plant a car bomb for these moronic idiots to get the message after what they did to UT.
Omnituens 16th August 2011, 18:53 Quote
Soooo... 5 games based on UT engine. Whoopie.
XXAOSICXX 16th August 2011, 18:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
Talk is cheap.

+1
Cobalt 17th August 2011, 00:10 Quote
'That's not enough any more. That's pretty depressing. You don't want to see what happens to an industry where it's Call of Duty, Halo and Gears and no-one else has enough money to make any games any more. That's not a fun industry.'

Right, so the basic complaint is that everybody is spending so much money on producing mediocre games that they need stupid sales numbers in order to be profitable? Lets just ignore Torchlight, Minecraft, Amnesia etc which have tiny dev budgets but are wildly successful because admitting that good gameplay doesn't require huge budgets would undermine our business plan...
ssj12 17th August 2011, 00:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omnituens
Soooo... 5 games based on UT engine. Whoopie.

it should be UE4, not 3. It will be an upgrade.
Digi 17th August 2011, 09:04 Quote
It better be UT. UT2012 would be fine with me. Anything else is 'meh'.
uz1_l0v3r 17th August 2011, 12:56 Quote
Unreal Tournament please, and not some dumbed-down console crap a la UT3.
knuck 17th August 2011, 19:26 Quote
And if it's UT, it better be community oriented. UT was all about user maps and mods
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