Writer for Gears of War 2 Says the Series is a “Ten-Year Plan”
When Gear of War 2 was released last year, I was thinking how long Epic plans on sticking with the series. Obviously, the success of the two games meant we were definitely going to see a few more before they decided to end the franchise, but the question remained — how many?
During a New York Comic-Con panel, the writer of Gears of War 2 Joshua Ortega might have answered my question. When asked what the future holds for the action shooter, Ortega said:
“You will not be disappointed in the next ten years. It’s a ten-year plan. Gears is long-term. The lancer is the new lightsaber.”
Now we just want to confirm with all with you that we do NOT believe “the lancer is the new lightsaber.” Now that we got that out of the way, seeing Gears of War last for another 10 years doesn’t sound that far fetched. If a Gears game is released every two years, which isn’t unreasonable, we would have about five more games remaining. And remember, the company doesn’t need to release ‘sequel after sequel,’ they can also experiment with a few prequels and spinoffs.
Also, take in consideration of how many Mario’s and Zelda’s Nintendo have put out over the years — five more games actually seems a little less than I would expect.