Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has today stated that they had not planned to make any more titles in the Gears of War series.
The Gears of War IP was recently sold to Microsoft, and in a conversation with Polygon, Mr Sweeney stated the following:
We’ve gone through a long process of figuring out the games we’re going to build at Epic worldwide in the future and we concluded that we weren’t going to be building any more Gears of War, As much as we love the game, we’re heading in a new direction.
The core Gears values are really tied to being big event-based, single-player console games with awesome cover mechanics and other things that really didn’t translate into the future approach we were taking with online games, and competitive and cooperative multiplayer. Because we weren’t planning on building any more Gears games we were just going to let that sit on the shelf for a decade or more, in case it had any future value to us.
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