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Gears of War Judgment Joins the March 2013 Crowd

Yet another game becomes part of the increasingly busy early 2013.

We’ll be playing Gears of War Judgment in March of next year, revealed Epic Games director of production Rod Fergusson on an X-Play segment at Comic-Con yesterday.

Fergusson wouldn’t get more specific than the month of March, but teased the rest would be revealed at the Gears of War Judgment panel scheduled for later today at Comic-Con.

Gears of War Judgment was revealed just prior to E3, a not-so-surprising fourth installment in Epic Games’ shooter franchise. It's a little surprising it's coming so quickly, though. Judgment takes place 14 years prior to the events of the original Gears of War, and follows Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, and two new squadmates that make up Kilo Squad. Plus, it’s being developed in Sweden by People Can Fly, so hopefully it's a little bit...crazier than usual.

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Posted by patrickklepek

We’ll be playing Gears of War Judgment in March of next year, revealed Epic Games director of production Rod Fergusson on an X-Play segment at Comic-Con yesterday.

Fergusson wouldn’t get more specific than the month of March, but teased the rest would be revealed at the Gears of War Judgment panel scheduled for later today at Comic-Con.

Gears of War Judgment was revealed just prior to E3, a not-so-surprising fourth installment in Epic Games’ shooter franchise. It's a little surprising it's coming so quickly, though. Judgment takes place 14 years prior to the events of the original Gears of War, and follows Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, and two new squadmates that make up Kilo Squad. Plus, it’s being developed in Sweden by People Can Fly, so hopefully it's a little bit...crazier than usual.

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Posted by ripelivejam

it's gonna be hurting me something fierce early 2013

Posted by Doctorchimp

So how many of those early 2013 games become Xbox 720/PS4 full 1080p, 60 frames a second ports?

Posted by Klaimore

Only to be delayed until September

Posted by KarlPilkington

@Doctorchimp said:

So how many of those early 2013 games become Xbox 720/PS4 full 1080p, 60 frames a second ports?

None of them?

Posted by AndrewB

Everyone is totally getting out of the way of this game.

Or maybe it's this.

Edited by BlackLagoon

Sweden? Isn't People Can Fly Polish?

Posted by WMWA

I'm actually kind of looking forward to this. Not quite sure why, though

Posted by Morningstar

I need to start saving up money for early 2013...

Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum

Isn't it a bit early for another one of these?

Posted by MideonNViscera

What else is coming early 2013? GTA?

Posted by zudthespud

@LibrorumProhibitorum said:

Isn't it a bit early for another one of these?

I think 18 months is an acceptable gap for a spin off sequel. Similarly sized franchises seem to do well with annualised titles I don't see why this would be too soon for Gears.

Posted by Humanity

@rebgav said:

@BlackLagoon said:

Sweden? Isn't People Can Fly Polish?

I guess Sweden and Poland are both part of Foreignia: The Otherland.

I was thinking the same thing - unless People Can Fly have an office in Sweden for some reason.

Posted by KaneRobot

No way. Will believe it when I see it. This is going to be Fall release.

Posted by XenoNick

Just hope I can get seriously 3.0 done by then.

Posted by G24S

@BlackLagoon: My thoughts exactly.

Posted by Vexxan

This is one of the few games I know I'm buying for sure when all hell breaks loose early next year.

Edited by Evercaptor

Joined by (pick two of) A younger, more rebellious Tai, who, throughout the game becomes more religious as the horrors of war sink in; Earl Carmine, Father of the Carmine siblings, their inspiration for joining the military; and a currently unnamed female squad member who is Butch to compliment Baird's Sassy. Expect a young Anya as coms support, a rookie with great test scores but little field experience.

Posted by Brodehouse

@zudthespud said:

@LibrorumProhibitorum said:

Isn't it a bit early for another one of these?

I think 18 months is an acceptable gap for a spin off sequel. Similarly sized franchises seem to do well with annualised titles I don't see why this would be too soon for Gears.

Well, it's technically 25 months since People Can Fly's last game (Bulletstorm), and Gears 3 had been pushed an entire year out of 2010 to 2011. People Can Fly probably started work on Judgement 3-4 months before Gears 3 was released. If Gears had come out on its original date, this would actually seem like it was a little late rather than early.

Posted by Brodehouse

@Evercaptor said:

Joined by (pick two of) A younger, more rebellious Tai, who, throughout the game becomes more religious as the horrors of war sink in; Earl Carmine, Father of the Carminesiblings, their inspiration for joining the military; and a currently unnamed female squad member who is Butch to compliment Baird's Sassy. Expect a young Anya as coms support, a rookie with great test scores but little field experience.

Congratulations, you've wrote Video Game: The Video Game.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

@KarlPilkington said:

@Doctorchimp said:

So how many of those early 2013 games become Xbox 720/PS4 full 1080p, 60 frames a second ports?

None of them?

Well, I wouldn't go as far to say none of them (although, I will say that I am a skeptic as Mr. Pilkington is), but if they ever do come out, it won't be for a while. This generation didn't start seeing re-releases of old games until well into its lifecycle, and I don't see this generation being any different.

Posted by Sooty

@Doctorchimp said:

So how many of those early 2013 games become Xbox 720/PS4 full 1080p, 60 frames a second ports?

All of them. On PC.

Kappa.

Posted by Napalm

@zudthespud said:

@LibrorumProhibitorum said:

Isn't it a bit early for another one of these?

I think 18 months is an acceptable gap for a spin off sequel. Similarly sized franchises seem to do well with annualised titles I don't see why this would be too soon for Gears.

It's unnecessary. They just finished a trilogy last year. There's no need for yet another Gears Of War game, and those satisfied with Gears Of War 3's multiplayer will be satiated until the next round of consoles, (not sure if multi is confirmed for GoWJ).

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair

AWWW C'MON

Posted by Raven10

Although they both reside in Europe, Poland and Sweden are otherwise two vastly different countries. People Can Fly happens to be located in the former not the latter.

Posted by Gabriel

Two GOW in march, NPD will be fun.

Posted by xCharlieSheen

This is definite proof of a new console launching (Holiday) 2013. Otherwise Gears wouldn't be released so soon. 360 usually holds a Halo/Gears release for the fall.

Posted by BlatantNinja23

@KarlPilkington said:

@Doctorchimp said:

So how many of those early 2013 games become Xbox 720/PS4 full 1080p, 60 frames a second ports?

None of them?

ya none of them

Posted by EvilBenius

Interesting to see this game coming in spring, I was definitely expecting it to come a lot later in the year.