While most publishers save their big announcements for E3, it doesn't mean that the Game Developers Conference isn't the best time to unveil new titles. It's true that plenty of indie developers from far and wide make the trek to the Bay Area, to show off their developed title in hopes to finding a publisher. And there are some that use this opportunity to recruit talent and announce their next project.
Gears of War 2 may not have been an indie game and it was definitely not starving for attention, but it certainly made an impression when Cliff Bleszinski announced it back in 2008 at Microsoft's Game Developers Conference keynote.
There will be no keynotes at GDC this year from Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony, which makes us a little sad, as years past we've seen several game announcements at GDC.
However, EA did just unveil a new SimCity at a press event this week so that's something!