It should be “bigger”.
Microsoft surprised more than just a few of us when they announced that they had officially purchased the Gears of War IP and that it was now their to do with as they pleased. What’s more, they also announced that they’d be giving the franchise over to Black Tusks Studios. While no new project in the Gears mythos was announced, it’s basically a known fact that somewhere down the line, maybe a few years, there will be a new Gears game.
But in the absence of the talent that Epic boasted and still boasts of, what will Gears 4- or whatever the next Gears game will be called- need to do to even get close to the quality that the trilogy boasted of?
Well, according to Epic Games’ senior designer Jim Brown, the new Gears title will have to be “really big” and would have to be a “special” game.
“Every game you release, there’s an arms race,” Brown said. “The next one has to be bigger, has to have more, has to be special and has to have something the last one didn’t have.
“You have to prove that you are evolving and moving on. There’s pressure there.”
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