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‘Gears Of War 2′ To Ship In November - Microsoft Finally Reveal A Big Exclusive Release

by Dave Parrack

Big exclusives games seem to be a bit thin on the ground for the Xbox 360 of late. While the PS3 has a whole slew of them lined up for the next twelve months, Xbox owners are having to be content with retro releases through the Xbox Live service.

But finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as Microsoft has announced Gears Of War 2 is to be released in November. So just the 8 months to wait.

Microsoft made the official announcement at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Rumours of a sequel to the best selling Gears Of War have been doing the rounds for the last few months, but this is the first official confirmation. It’s no doubt been brought forward due to poor hardware sales over the past few months, which won’t be helped by the death of HD DVD.

The PS3 is likely to see an upturn in sales purely for the fact it has a Blu ray player built in, making it one of the cheapest options for playing high definition movies on.

Add in the fact that Sony have a lot of big games due out during 2008, and Microsoft definitely had to pull some sort of announcement out of its ass, and quick.

Gears Of War 2 will continue the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad and is being developed by Epic Games for Microsoft Game Studios.

Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer of Epic Games, said at the GDC:

“Gears of War 2 is an even bigger, better, and more badass experience than the first game, and we can’t wait to get it in the hands of eager gamers this November.”

The first game sold 3 million copies worldwide in the first 10 weeks of its release, a feat not matched until Halo 3 was released last year.

It still doesn’t look good for Xbox owners though, with Gears Of War stacking up against Metal Gear Solid 4, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy XIII, Killzone 2, Tekken 6 and a whole host of other exclusives for Playstation 3 owners.

[Source: Techtree]

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One Response to “‘Gears Of War 2′ To Ship In November - Microsoft Finally Reveal A Big Exclusive Release”

  1. Rob Says:

    When i found out about GOW2 i nearly baked a boxer biscuit, if we cant fight a brumak in it i will be so pissed i will have to write them an angry letter expressing how angry i am :)

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