Epic to unveil new IP at GDC

Epic Games is set to unveil a brand new game franchise at the Game Developers Conference in late February, next year. The studio’s Cliff Bleszinski told EGM during a recent interview that Prototype lead designer, Eric Holmes, is leading development on the game.

The IP started off as Bleszinski’s idea, he told the magazine, but since Holmes became involved, it’s evolved to something more all of his own. Bleszinski says we should keep our “eyes peeled at GDC,” when the title is revealed.

He added: “I believe game designers are the Stan Lees and Jack Kirbys of our day, and we’re creating these universes that leave a huge impact on people. Gamers votes with their dollars and they often like established IP, but those IPs came from somewhere, right? Call of Duty was crafted by the original Medal of Honor guys. Gears of War was crafted by the original Unreal Tournament guy. I look forward to creating what’s next.”

Anticipation rising? The Game Developers Conference starts on February 28, 2011 and runs through March 4.

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