Epic Baltimore formed from remains of Amalur studio.
Last month, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer Big Huge Games was suddenly and unceremoniously shut down after their parent company 38 Games missed a loan payment to the state of Rhode Island. Just like that around 80 employees were out of work. While some former employees were able to secure work with other area developers such as Zynga East and ZeniMax Online, a vast majority were still unemployed. Until Epic Games stepped in, that is.
People Can Fly will handle development and will feature series favorites Baird and Cole.
Game Informer teased a new Gears of War announcement yesterday and has now fully revealed the game. Gears of War: Judgment will be the next game in the franchise, and will seemingly feature both Baird and Cole in a more prominent role. Furthermore, Epic Games president Mike Capps confirmed on Twitter that People Can Fly is developing the game.
Just when you thought awards season was over...
Last month we announced our Game of the Year award winners by genre, platform and overall game of the year, but we weren’t through showcasing the best that 2011 had to offer. With so many games deserving of the moniker Game of the Year we have decided to expand our awards ceremony into 2012 with the 2011 Supplemental Awards. These awards seek to recognize games that excelled in a specific area whether it be through technical achievement, sheer enjoyability or utter disappointment.
Called "Fenix Rising," five new maps will be available.
Epic Games has been supporting Gears of War 3 with the Horde Command Pack, the RAAM's Shadow expansion, and the free Versus Booster Map Pack. Today, Microsoft confirmed the next bit of DLC will be a map pack called Fenix Rising.
Brand-new franchise is "radically different."
As we head into 2012, it’s time to start looking forward to what’s next in the realm of video games. If you’re at all interested in what’s coming down the pipeline, you’ll probably want to set your DVR for the Spike TV VGAs this Saturday. The awards ceremony leaves much to be desired for many enthusiasts, but the show will give us our first look at a ton of games, including the next game from Epic. But why would the President of Epic Games, Mike Capps, be scared about unveiling this all-new IP?