Last week, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon fired up gamers' expectations by announcing Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski would unveil his new game on the NBC program. Though no specific titles were mentioned, it was generally assumed that the designer would use the game-friendly TV program to announce Gears of War 3.
Now, it looks like gamers will have to wait a bit longer to see what the designer formerly known as Cliffy B has up his sleeve. Via his official Twitter page, Fallon today revealed that Bleszinski's appearance has been delayed. "Attn gamers: Cliff Bleszinski (@thereallcliffyb) has rescheduled to MONDAY 4/12 to unveil his sick new game," wrote the host and former Saturday Night Live cast member. (Emphasis in the original.)
Though Fallon did not give a reason for the delay, Bleszinski used his own Twitter feed to drop a few cryptic clues. "Unfortunately, 11th-hour decisions do happen in entertainment," he wrote, before adding, "You'll like what you see." In another apparently abbreviated post, he added, "The truth of the matter is that we wanted to take a couple more days to polish."
Bleszinski's announcement delay comes days after a report surfaced that the Gears of War movie--on which he is serving as an executive producer--has hit a rough patch. According to the The Los Angeles Times, distributor New Line Cinema has decided to scale back the film from a $100 million-plus sci-fi epic to a more modestly budgeted actioner. As a result, director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is expected to depart the project.