Gears of War universe to continue after trilogy

The Gears of War trilogy is set to conclude with the September release of Gears of War 3, but Epic Games say that it won’t necessarily be the end of the franchise as a whole.

[img_big]center,45,2011-02-25/02_gears3showcase_coletrainanya_1280x720.jpg,Maybe not the last we’ll see of them[/img_big]

The game’s executive producer, Rod Fergusson, has explained that the third game will answer questions and bring the story to a close, promising gamers a “huge bang”. But it’s not what you might expect:

“We’re not blowing up the world so Sera and the Gears universe will live on, but for us we didn’t want to betray our customers and community by having a cliff-hanger ending where you’re like ‘argh I just got duped, now I’ve gotta wait until the next game’.

“We’re not going to reveal everything because we want some mystique left in our universe, but this is the Marcus Fenix story and people should feel satisfied after playing through that.”

In a recent interview with [surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/296840/news/epic-the-gears-universe-will-live-on-but-we-wont-leave-you-on-a-cliff-hanger/]CVG[/surl] Fergusson also says that Gears 3 is the biggest campaign we’ve seen yet in the series. Combined with “really deep multiplayer”, a collection of unlocks and rewards, and potentially “thousands of hours of gameplay”, he’s confident Epic will bring the series to a fitting close.

Gears of War: Exile

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At this stage, both Epic and exclusive publisher Microsoft have remained quiet on any potential Gears projects after the conclusion of the trilogy. Rumours did surface earlier this year of a motion-sensing Kinect spin-off, potentially an on-rails shooter, following Epic‘s trademarking of Gears of War: Exile.

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