Gears of War 2 – Are you excited?

I know. It isn’t coming out until November 2008, but I am getting more excited about Gears of War 2. Do you remember when we were told no sequels were in the works because “the powers that be” wanted to focus on the Gears of War movie? What ever happened with the movie? It probably went the way of the Halo movie.

I was reading an article on and came across this on Gears of War 2 and couldn’t help but smile. This is an excerpt. You can read the entire article here.

The fact that Epic Games is at work on a sequel to 2006’s massive Xbox 360 hit Gears of War is one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets. Aside from being a logical business move–Gears has sold 4.5 million copies globally across the Xbox 360 and PC to date–Epic has been less than opaque about its intentions, even as far back as last year’s Game Developers Conference when lead designer Clifford Bleszinski (aka Cliffy B) said that his company “intends to do a sequel.”

The question, then, has been when would Microsoft and Epic finally get around to making the announcement. True to rampant speculation, that reveal came today during Microsoft’s keynote speech at the 2008 Game Developers Conference

After Epic founder Tim Sweeney and president Mike Capps left the stage with no mention of the shooter midway through Microsoft’s presentation, the lights dimmed to close out the keynote…and a trailer for Gears of War 2 played. Cliffy B then stormed the stage, chainsaw rifle in hand, revealing the game would officially light up Microsoft’s console exclusively this November.

I know, that probably wasn’t that exciting, but here is the official teaser for Gears of War 2. Be aware it is a little bloody. Enjoy!

You can learn more about the rendering engine being used for Gears of War 2 by watching the video below. It is a little long, but is very interesting if you enjoy learning about the intricate details of how the game works.

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