The 'War' is over: Why gaming doesn't need another 'Gears of War'

Max Parker from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains why new IPs will push forward the Xbox One, not a new 'Gears of War.'

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lifeisgamesok1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

Why gamers do need a new Gears of War

It's iconic of Xbox just like the biggest Xbox franchise Halo

The multiplayer and horde is the best ever

It'll be another testament of the One's power and capabilities

user74029311634d ago

ok i rarely get on (check my history) but gears is not iconic anymore sorry.

theWB271634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Life stated it's an iconic Xbox franchise.

I don't see ANY way you could tell a person otherwise with facts and not opinions.

When people think of Xbox...Halo..Forza...Gears.

@Shane Kim
I've owned more games than just those series on my 360. I missed that memo where that's all I had to play.

Shane Kim1634d ago

I agree with life and theWB27. It's iconic because that's pretty much the only games on Xbox.

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sinjonezp1634d ago

I loved the gears franchise but i am not sure where they can go with the story post gears 3. Maybe a carmine spin off? A train? Some of the locus survive? Im just worried that developing another game will have story - writing blocks

erathaol1634d ago

Giantbomb had the best discussion on this.

Skip to 01:25:00 minute mark

Pretty much agree that there isn't a lot of places for Gears of War franchise to go now, although they hope that Microsoft got some sort of deal out of this.

As it seems that Epic had no real reason to keep the franchise, so when Microsoft presented them with a briefcase full of money, they just took it.

Kryptix1634d ago (Edited 1633d ago )

I'm a big fan of the trilogy and I still play some Gears of War 3 multiplayer till this day since release date. There's many ways they can continue and expand the Gears universe. One way is that it can take place hundreds of years after Gears 3 with the rise of an outer space alien species with advanced technology or something similar. Sounds cliched but it can introduce fresh weapons and brand new characters that have a deep meaning to the story. And we can see the reconstruction of humanity, how it progressed and then see it in danger once again telling a message that as humans, we're always going to fight for something...wars never end. It can be like, "we were only fighting our close neighbors, but the true force were above us all time waiting for us," know what I mean?

As long as it's not the same thing like the Locusts rise again and everything repeats gen Gears of War has potential. Different ways it can be done, hopefully they expand outside the box instead of using the same ideas again.

FarEastOrient1633d ago

The war isn't over, just like Mass Effect the universe can grow larger.

badz1491633d ago

we can always have more Gears. as long as it's not milk to death with annual release ala CoD, why not?

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iiorestesii1634d ago

I do agree with you. Horde mode will be welcome on x1, unless games like destiny overshadow that aspect of the game completely. There's a ton of co op coming in'14 so we'll see.

christocolus1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Im really happy to see ms mix up their line up with new and old ips. Sunset overdrive,d4,quantum break and titanfall and ill get to play gears and halo on my xbx one very soon. Horde mode was awesome and rod fergurson says its something he loved playing alot,so im guessing we will get to see a new and improved horde mode.


Pls stop. We know you love your console of choice and its games but why do you always feel the need to bring your biased opinions this way?

hellzsupernova1634d ago

So many shooters. Doesn't that get old?

isa_scout1634d ago

I absolutely loved the original trilogy, and even though Judgment wasn't my cup of tea I still really enjoyed overrun mode...Having said that, after the first Gears of War they never showed the 360's power so I don't know why they'd start showing the XOnes power now. I think games like Halo 5 and Quantum Break will show what the One is capable of.
Gears of War 4(or whatever they call it) will still look amazing no doubt, but it will be running on Unreal Engine 4. By the time Gears4 comes out so many games will be running Unreal4 that it wont be as impressive. The only reason Gears1 was impressive was because it launched sooner. I think games like Alan Wake and Halo 4 pushed the 360 much further than Gears ever did.

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MrSwankSinatra1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

I don't see the point of arguing about sequels being made in established franchises. If you feel some type of way about a new gears game being made then DONT buy it and go play the hundreds of other games including new IP's to play.

Robearboy1635d ago

Just like N4G doesn't need another flame bait article to rile up the masses - As long as its not just a copy and paste of the originals then its all good

omegaheat1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Okay enough is enough. This bullshit really needs to stop. Just the other day, I paid a little visit to the PS4 zone of this website and there was barely even a comment on any of the articles. Why are so many Sony fanboys here? It's really lopsided. These journalists are capitalizing because they know that all of the Sony fans are spending more time in Xbox One articles trying to convince themselves and everyone else that they made the right purchase when they bought a PS4. Almost every little thing that gets exposed, they find some way to make a negative article out of it. So now it's not okay for Microsoft to release a sequel to a well established franchise, but it's okay to continue making another Uncharted. Last I checked, Uncharted is going on its fourth installation, so is it not okay just because its Microsoft. I don't get you people's logic. Why would you even care if Microsoft produces another sequel on a system that you never intend to game on. You guys are being more ridiculous each day.

darkmonkey13x1634d ago


i barely visit N4G now, every time its about why XB1 is doomed, wich game looks better, who sold more and now why dont need more games of established franchises... just %&[email protected] for the same people even if they dont own/want a XB1. Get over it, honestly i never visit the PS channel (ps3, ps4, etc) because I DONT CARE ABOUT PS,i dont have enough time (and money XD) for two consoles so i picked the one that is more appealing with me (halos, gears, fables and now Titanfall and maybe SO, QB)

sorry if my grammar is wrong

RDOUBLE1634d ago

And how many god of wars are there? These Sony fans don't bring that up. Gears if great.

hellzsupernova1633d ago

Hang on when the shoe was on the other foot, you were all in support of those articles now your console of choice is doing worse than the competition now you want to complain? Seven years people who liked Sonys consoles where shut down by xbots who ruled now we get all the good how does it feel? Sounds like your all crying.

It's called karma.

GameGuyPGH1635d ago

The argument is that a new game could be made *instead of* a sequel for a series that is on the downslide.

Bigpappy1635d ago

We'll find out when it is released. Some guy with a website don't get to decide. There are many new IP's that fall flat on their faces. Leave these decisions to developers. People just want fun, quality games to play. Gears is a good example of just that.

starchild1634d ago

It makes sense to have a balance of new IPs and new games in established franchises. Gears of War isn't on the downside just because one game in the series was merely good or decent instead of great or fantastic.

maniacmayhem1634d ago

So out of all the many sequels, and future sequels announced, for all the systems, Gears is the one receiving heat as not needed?


IVanSpinal1634d ago

Because Gears Of War is now only on X1

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