Rumor: Epic And Platinum Collaborating On New Project?
We freely admit that game journalists often read too much into simple statements for the sake of good headlines and extra traffic. ...but sometimes, it's just plain fun.
The big rumor now is that Epic Games and Platinum Games may be collaborating on a project destined to turn plenty of heads. As noted by Examiner.com, there are a couple pieces of evidence that could point towards a unique partnership between the two talented studios in question. The first clue comes from GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley's Twitter page, where he said: "Watch on Thursday night and you tell me, but it's a big Epic title!" He keeps teasing some big unveiling this week and the fact that "Epic" is capitalized could mean something. At about the same time, Epic's Cliff Bleszinski added an update to his Twitter page: "Keep your eyes open for 'megaton face melting news.'" Okay, we've got Platinum Games, responsible for the recent Bayonetta, and Epic, creators of the critically acclaimed Gears of War and Unreal franchises...what might such a collaboration produce? Maybe Bayonetta has a steamy tryst with Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago. Maybe the latter suddenly have to stop the witch's antics, which have gotten out of hand.
Yeah, obviously, those two games won't blend but like I said earlier, it's fun to think about. The real question is, might this be the real deal and if so, what are they making together? Well, whatever it is, we get the distinct feeling we'll have to recommend a Xbox 360 purchase; the PS3 version of Bayonetta fell far short in comparison to the superior 360 version and Epic has been working with 360 hardware for years. But when two studios come together, you never know what can happen...
1/27/2010 10:20:29 AM Ben Dutka