The final chapter in rifle-chainsaw combat isn’t even out yet, but that doesn’t mean that fans will be satisfied once they’ve finished the the third game in the series. Speaking to Ripten, Epics Chief Designer, Cliff Blezinski thinks that its only good business to keep the brand alive.
"Well, there’s always the Peter Jackson route, right? Do The Hobbit or something like that. I mean, we’re business people. Gears 1 and 2 sold about 6 million copies, so if this game comes out and, God willing, sells 8 or 10 million it would be completely dumb to not do another one, right?â€
"It’s just business 101. So, I mean, the key is figuring out what’s appropriate. What makes sense for this connected world that we’re moving into? So, that remains to be seen. That’s the million dollar question."
Blezinski has confirmed that GOW3 will resolve all the current plot threads, effectively finishing the story that the two previous games laid out. Players will once again control Marcus Fenix, but this time, we’ll get to play around as several other characters as well. So long as Epic Games manages to keep up the high level of quality that they’ve built into the Gears games, then they can have my cash. And besides, who wouldn’t like to see a different side to the ongoing conflict?
Last Updated: July 19, 2011