Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games’ design director for the Gears of War franchise, recently spoke with RipTen about various aspects of the series. In the short interview, Bleszinski rehashed his disappointment with some of the level design and gameplay flow in Gears of War 2, as well as increasing the variety of such in the next game. Although, most interesting was Bleszinski’s notion towards more Gears titles after Gears of War 3.
“Gears 1 and 2 sold about 6 million copies, so if this game comes out and, God willing, sells 8 or 10 million it would be completely dumb to not do another one, right? It’s just business 101.”
Granted, this does not outright confirm Gears of War 4. However, based on the success of the previous two installments, Gears of War 3 will undoubtedly meet wild success when it comes to the Xbox 360 this holiday season, and one can only assume that the chainsaw massacre won’t end there.
It is possible that Bleszinski refers to some sort of spin-off, not necessarily a direct continuation of the series. “… I mean, the key is figuring out what’s appropriate. What makes sense for this connected world that we’re moving into? So, that remains to be seen.”
Perhaps Epic Games will treat fans to a story from the Locust’s perspective? One can only hope. Either way, make sure to join in on the bloody slaughter when Gears of War 3 releases on September 20th, 2011.