Epic Games' Late Night game announcement pushed to April 12

Rumored Gears of War 3 reveal delayed until Monday; "You'll like what you see." promises design director Cliff Bleszinski.

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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.

Bleszinski now won't be revving up his chainsaw until Monday, April 12.

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.

Discussion

67 comments
HighRisk12345
HighRisk12345

hope it is a new unreal game like the first one with a good campaign & multiplayer because the first unreal game is one of the best games i have played

chupamelpo
chupamelpo

we all know it's not coming today nor tomorrow so what's the big EF-ING deal.

skinyman26
skinyman26

Hopefully when Cliffy B said "more time to polish" hopefully that means we get to see a little gameplay :)

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

According to Cliffy B on the 'OXM' on XBL, Cliff states that they will be anouncing a number of new releases Soon.

Leonardo_dv
Leonardo_dv

Gears of War 3 for PC or nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!

deathstream
deathstream

it is Gears of War 3. Xbox dashboard: Spotlight- Gears of War 3 Announced. April 2011. Somebody didn't get the memo about the delayed announcement

lordallanon
lordallanon

"Unfortunately, 11th-hour decisions do happen in entertainment," This could either be a figure of speech or it could mean a World War 1 game which if you didn't know ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918.

badtaker
badtaker

What a broken game GeoW2 was. We are in no hurry take your time and make GeoW3 bugs free game

UbiquitousAeon
UbiquitousAeon

@ NoHotAshes I'm pretty sure you're initial reason as to why UT3 is terrible was because it's also available as a console game. I personally don't think that has anything to do with the lack of community. Take a look at Call of Duty 4 for example. It's available on consoles, yet it has a pretty big community on the PC.

NoHotAshes
NoHotAshes

@UbiquitousAeon UT3 is terrible because it has little to no online community and hasn't since it was released, it fails in comparison to UT and 2k4.

kerrman
kerrman

Hope it's a new IP, or else I couldn't care less.

gohoanq
gohoanq

huuuurrrrrryyyyyy uuuuuuuuppppppppp O_O Hope it's gears 3 T.T

LT-murphy
LT-murphy

caint wait hope it will be better than 2. thanks cliff u just made my day 8)

Shardz7
Shardz7

Take your time, Cliffy! We'll be here when you are ready!

MehowPwned
MehowPwned

WOOT have been waiting for these kinda news in a while now

GOR_TAK
GOR_TAK

I much rather see a new game rather than another GOW retread. A chainsaw bayonet is no longer novel and capable of carrying another game. Plus Cliffy "B" (oh how super kewl "street" of name) is a douche.

okassar
okassar

Cliff Bleszinski just being a dick as usual lol but rightfully so. When you're one of the most important people in one of the best game developing studious, you have the right to be arrogant...and screw with people x)

Ares360
Ares360

Gears 3 I'm hoping will be better but it's a rumor for now. Gears 2 was okay but Gears 1 was much better in my opinion and for Gears 3 I hope they take there time with the story because in six hours you did so much that it seemed way too fast and I didn't like the fact that it ended in SIX hours and that's the reason I like Geras of War is because of its story. As for other 360 titles I could care less except for Splinter Cell for Fable 3 it can go die in a well because if you can get out a game together in a year and it turns out just like Fable 2 did which bored the hell out of me then the it needs to end. As for Halo Reach I don't know what to say if Bungie made a stick figure Halo game it would still sell well and Reach looks better but inevitably like the past 4 titles will end the same where you have to drive like crazy out of crumbling structure and make a quick getaway while enemies attack you. Yeah for originality..not. Hopefully more will come and stick to their roots unlike ME2 which devastated my RPG faith in Bioware.

jl0pez
jl0pez

What a tease. Last minute delays like always, nothing new about that in the world of gaming. It better be a big announcement for all this hype they're buiding.

UbiquitousAeon
UbiquitousAeon

@NoHotAshes I don't see how UT3 is terrible. It's nearly identical to Unreal Tournament 2004. Your undying hatred for consoles must be clouding your judgment. I have both UT3 and 2004, I could understand why someone would prefer UT2004 seeing as how there's way more content, but they both pretty much have the same level of game-play. If anything the problem with Unreal Tournament 3 is that it's too much like its predecessors. It does little in the way of innovating itself.

force_user1975
force_user1975

If it's Gears 3 and if it coming out this year. Goodbye Competition! Gears 3, Halo Reach, Splinter Cell Conviction, Fable 3, Mass Effect 2, Crackdown 2, Alan Wake and Project Natal all in the same year? Thats what gaming is all about right there!!!

necorid
necorid

WE WANT JJR3. YOU STARTED IT IN 1998 NOW FINISH IT

NoHotAshes
NoHotAshes

not interested in Gears of Fail, make an Unreal game that doesnt suck, another UT or UT2k4, 3 was terrible thanks to consoles, and so were all the console exclusive versions. so yea, announce a new Unreal Tournament pc only, then ill be interested

Wings_008
Wings_008

''more time to polish'' more time to polish what?, you just have to announce it :l

chingchow48
chingchow48

Well on The xbox live tour of Epic Studios one of the guys on the studio said what he was working on but it was censoured then at the end the guy on the tour said they have 2 unannouced working titles in progress...prob.ly GoW and UT but maybe they have a new one hahha

silverdoe
silverdoe

even the announcement got delayed! This game (whatever it is) would have been delayed more times than Conviction itself! =))

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

I would laugh if all the GoW hypists get slammed with a new Unreal game instead, as unlikely as that might be at this particular stage XP

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

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diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

ill like what i see?? Well if its not gears 3 theres no way that i can like it ;)

chicken32
chicken32

aww i was so hyped for tonight

Dagamemonkey
Dagamemonkey

GOW was such a smash-hit. There will be a third one, guaranteed, because the Locust have yet to be destroyed.

robheisel
robheisel

PLEASE BE GEARS OF WAR 3 PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

iano-87
iano-87

Cant wait. Realy enjoyed gears 1 and 2 so fingers crossed its a new one!!!

buft
buft

Shame, maybe he coul just announce t on his own website and sites like gamespot where the gamers actually come for news

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Why all the drama? Open your mouth and announce it. It's not rocket science.

gamer082009
gamer082009

The rumors people are trying to create is pathetic. Anywho, if this is beacause of Justin Beiver that's sad..Cliffy should take his ball and go elsewhere. But knowing Epic, they probably found a bug in the video they were gonna air. And how the hell does a video need to get polished more? I doubt they're gonna have a play through of the game.

Skargamer
Skargamer

@xolivierx be prepared for some hate mail...

xolivierx
xolivierx

Sorry to burst your bubble, but, doesn't Gears Of War actually suck? I mean, it has great graphics, but other than that, it's just a multiplayer Doom without a story and characters big like gorillas.

metalkid9
metalkid9

@Skargamer, that's what I'm wondering. If people took the time to read the reason is: "The truth of the matter is that we wanted to take a couple more days to polish."

hman1111
hman1111

@Skargamer It doesn't have to be written. The disease that is called Justin Bieber has been slowly destroying mankind ever since he was born. World hunger. Genocide. 9/11. All caused by Justin Bieber. And now he's taking away Gears of War 3. He must be DESTROYED.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Give us some decent servers for Gears 3, thats all I ask.

Skargamer
Skargamer

I may sound stupid, but where is it written that Biebers the reason for the delay? :|