A Gears of War FPS not being ruled out: ‘Never say never’
To say that Epic Games is developing a FPS out of their brutal Third-Person-Shooter Gears of War would be misleading. However, they have not ruled out the possibility that the future could see such a game in development.
In fact, whilst speaking to Official Xbox Magazine, Epic Games executive producer Rod Fergusson explained how the games future direction would be determined upon market trends and the opinions of fans.
“I’m a big believer in never say never,” Fergusson replied, “It’s all about what’s interesting in the industry at the time and where fans want us to take it. We don’t want to say never but it’s not on the top of my mind either. We look at what makes sense and move in that direction.”
Fergusson also had the following to say about Gears of War Judgement being developed by People Can Fly, “Our Gears game was heavily scripted – lots of cinematics, big storytelling stuff. People Can Fly is very much about things in level with a high replayability because of the Smart Spawn System, which brought to it by changing the AI.”
“So yeah, PCF’s campaign is a different campaign, but at its heart it’s Kilo squad, and Lancers and taking cover – it’s a Gears game”, he concluded.
With the next installment to the Gears of War franchise just around the corner, it’s fair to say that if a Gears of War FPS game was ever to become a reality, it would be a fair while off. Would you like to see the game become reality?