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Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 10:29 GMT
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.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 07:25 GMT
Gears of War 2 writer Josh Ortega told a panel at Comic Con this weekend that Epic has a ten-year plan for the Gears of War franchise. These are words we’re very glad to hear.
“You will not be disappointed in the next ten years,” Ortega said. “It’s a ten-year plan. Gears is long-term. The lancer is the new lightsaber.”
Yes please, Josh. So when’s the third one out, then? Thanks, IGN.
Thu, Sep 04, 2008 | 15:14 BST
If there’s one quote that should give you an idea of what to expect to Gears of War 2, it’s probably this. The game’s writer, Josh Ortega doesn’t want top marks. He’s going over the edge, baby.
“The first one was good and if we can find a way to do ten times better, than I’d be impressed,” he told X3F at PAX. “That sounds hard, but sure, why not?
“I say the original Gears was like the ten, but sure, let’s go to 11. Like Spinal Tap, right? Let’s go to 11.”
It takes a special game to go to 11. That’s all the way. Past the point of no return. Maybe the extra “one” will come from going twos-up on a brumark with Dom. God only knows.
Game’s out on November 7, which, incidentally, is highly likely to be the day Resistance 2 launches in Europe. Good stuff.