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Epic boss: There is no 10-year plan for Gears of War

Wednesday, 11th February 2009 10:30 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Epic VP Mark Rein has told VG247 that there is no “ten-year plan” in place for the Gears of War franchise, despite comments to the contrary made by Gears 2 writer Josh Ortega at Comic Con last weekend.

“No, we do not,” Rein said when asked if Epic had a franchise roadmap up to 2016.

“In this industry you can’t plan games very far in advance. We appreciate the enthusiasm Josh has for our franchise but we don’t have a ten-year plan.

“We always have ideas of where we’d like it to go but it’s determined on a game-by-game basis and ultimately by fan support. Our focus right now is supporting the Gears of War 2 game and community.”

Ortega told a panel at New York Comic Con that, “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.”

Rein begged to differ today, saying there Epic has no scheme in place for Gears beyond the current hardware generation.

“No, absolutely not,” he said if ‘next gen’ Gears products were on the slate.

“We’re working on the next title update for Gears of War 2 right now. When this title update is done we’ll start planning the next title update for Gears of War 2.”

Best curb that enthusiasm, Josh. Take the hint.

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  1. Blerk

    Sounds like more of a ten-day plan. :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    I just want to know what Simon Fenix is doing down in the Locust lair…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Simon Fenix?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Daddy.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Oh.. no, actually that’s the bad guy from Demolition Man. :D

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    (Adam Fenix is the daddy)

    WHERE’S THE EDIT FUNCTIONALITY?!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    …err… yeah… I mean’t Adam Fenix…

    You can tell I was paying attention to the story, can’t you…

    LOL.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    Mind you, if Simon Fenix was down there too…

    Now THAT would be a plot twist and a half!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    “Hey Marcus, hey Dad, I am your long lost son from Bristol”

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Josh Ortega could have meant a 10 year plan more in the lore exspansion/spin-off area being a writer and all.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Non-video game spin-offs i mean.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    YEAH WHERE THE FUCK IS THE EDIT BUTTON!?

    Anyway, I think Josh Ortega was just taking the piss…. 10 year plans are all the rage.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Tonka

    YEAH FUCK! THE BIAS!

    #13 6 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    I say fuck the edit option, that way people like psychobitch can’t erase his mistakes when he’s proven wrong or caught saying gay things like “Daddy”. Is that what you call morriss after a good night of fun. LMAO :P

    #14 6 years ago