Epic planning a new IP

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Developer Epic Games are best known for the Gears of War and Unreal Tournament series, but they are now planning to add a whole new IP to their resumé.

Clifford Bleszinski recently revealed in an interview that his company’s next project is a new IP that will be announced in early 2011, also mentioning that people should keep their "eyes peeled at GDC" regarding the game. The project was originally Bleszinski’s idea but is now largely in the hands of Eric Holmes, lead designer of 2009’s Prototype.

Bleszinski also explained his enthusiasm over the prospect of creating a new IP.

"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," he said. "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."

The Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) takes place February 28th-March 4th next year, so more information regarding the game should be available then.



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