As Gears of War fans patiently wait for March 19th, 2013, questions about the future of Epic’s lucrative franchise loom. The studio seems like they won’t count anything out, not even a Gears first person shooter.
Executive Producer Rod Fergusson, speaking with OXM, explained his thoughts behind expanding Gears past the upcoming prequel Judgement.
“I’m a big believer in never say never,” he said. “It’s all about what’s interesting in the industry at the time and where our fans want us to take it. We don’t want to say never but it’s not on the top of my mind either. We look at what makes sense and move in that direction.”
Developers People Can Fly, who are currently working on Judgement, already plan to diverge from the Gears ‘formula’ used in the prior three games.
Notable changes include dynamic difficulty settings that change based on how you handle fire fights and set pieces, totally random enemy placement, and an overall boost in tactical play and difficulty.
Changes like those potentially improve upon the Gears experience, but something like a first person perspective could change the overall feel of the game. All and all, it seems as if Epic is just fully concentrated on Judgement.