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Gears of War 'never was planned as a trilogy'

Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski confirmed that the series was never intended to be a trilogy, going against what a lot of people at Microsoft have told people.

Gears of War "never was planned as a trilogy. Somebody at Microsoft said that and that got attributed to me. I think if you're the kind of person who says 'here's this game and it's going to be the start of an epic trilogy', gamers are like f*** you, let's see how good your first game is. Bring it. You put them on the defensive.

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Balt 2546d ago

Yeah, sure thing -- Yet, you built and entire set of tool kits around it, no doubt to pawn off to other developers who could't afford to make their own in house engines and make you rich in the process.

**** you Epic Games. This was always going to be a trilogy and then some. Even if it had sold poorly Epic, along with Microsoft's money, would've continued it anyways.

RockmanII72546d ago

Epic has been making Unreal engine long before Gears.

toaster2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

"Yet, you built and entire set of tool kits around it, no doubt to pawn off to other developers who could't afford to make their own in house engines"

And why is that a bad thing? There's a free version of UDK in case you didn't know. This lets users create their own things with UE3. For professional use of course you have to pay for it but that's not the point. UE is relatively easy to develop for and can still get great visuals if devs use it right. Batman AA, Mass Effect, there are tons of UE3 games that look great considering it's a 3 year old engine.

UE3 on PC is where it truly shines. Modding is a big part of the community and it's amazing what people can make with a simplified and common engine. Like what Rockman said, UE has been around long before Gears of War and even the Xbox. Unreal Tournament is where the action happens, it's where the advancements for UE are made. You can bet that if UE4 is announced soon, Unreal Tournament 4 would be right behind that announcement.

SnakeMustDie2546d ago

I hate epic for ruining Unreal Tournament 3 in favor of Gears of War. Gears is good but I hope they don't screw up UT4.

Terror_B2546d ago

"Yeah, sure thing -- Yet, you built and entire set of tool kits around it, no doubt to pawn off to other developers who could't afford to make their own in house engines and make you rich in the process.

**** you Epic Games. This was always going to be a trilogy and then some. Even if it had sold poorly Epic, along with Microsoft's money, would've continued it anyways. "

Dumbest comment of the week award goes to...Balt! Stand up Balt and take a bow.

garrod2545d ago

Shut up Terror like your really one to talk. Back on topic though. Epic really does need to stop wasting time and money on Gears Of War. The first one was ok but I still much prefer any of the UT games over Gears Of War any-day. Unreal was a first class multiplayer shooter back in the day and if Epic would just put some effort into the next game UT could easily become the premier online FPS of this generation.

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ps3rider2546d ago

Microsoft always create trilogy. they just cant stop repeating successful franchise.
crate something newwwwwwwwww

Halochampian2546d ago

Oh dont even get Started on that!

Look at all the numbers in successful Sony, Nintendo, Sega franchises.

There is gonna be 3 Uncharted's and Resistances in the same time as there was 3 Gears of Wars. Which is great.

But dont get on MS because everyone does it.

RockmanII72546d ago

Nintendo doesn't do trilogys, they keep putting them out there until they stop selling.

Dragon_Hiko2546d ago

Great games, that especially were greatly beloved should be followed by enriching sequels. It's when the sequels start becoming incredibly stale and or bad that the plugs need to be pulled. I mean, far more so than Sony is Nintendo, they have been in the console business longer, and have more franchises from their original console on their current one than Sony from what I'd guess.

My ultimate point is...no one really cares ( or shouldn't) that good sequels get made, PROVIDING good ORIGINAL games get developed every so often along the way as well. I mean...what else could gamers ever possibly want than good quality new versions of games they loved when they were kids, as well as completely new titles they've never seen before?

PlayerX2546d ago

And Sony does not? Lol

Uncharted 3
Killzone 3
Resistance 3
God of War 3

I could go on.

Wenis2546d ago

Uh oh your getting disagrees, so apparently you're wrong. Even though you're right.

Black-Helghast2546d ago

Escuse me, Demons Souls? DC Universe Online? The Last Guardian? Sony have a lot of Unique IP's and upcoming new ones too.

HungryGoku2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

You get disagrees for saying Ps3 has alot of new ip wow you 360 fanboys are really crazy.

rjdofu2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

@HungryGoku: The point is: his comment does not have anything to do with PlayerX comment. PlayerX listed some PS3 trilogies, did he said anything about PS3 didn't have new IP? Black-Helghast got disagree because he acts like a butthurt fanboy.

HungryGoku2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

What was so butthurt fanboy about his statement? wtf :/

theonlylolking2545d ago

The reason people are disagreeing with you is because sony still introduces new ips while M$ rarely releases any new ips. Sony does do trilogies but they also give you whole new games in the process.

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Masterchef20072546d ago

Same thing happend with Halo they only made 3 at first then the fans wanted more. So in the end they gave them Halo ODST which people complained about which brought about Reach. And from the looks of it they might bring another Halo to the table which is probably the remake of Halo Combat Evolved. And then after that maybe another Halo Wars. As long as people want it they will make it. Which is true with a lot of Nintendo franchises as well. Mario wont dissapeer untill he stops selling.

Eiffel2546d ago

I'm pretty sure there is no question there will be more Halos, this is why 343 Industries was created.

Balt 2546d ago

I'm not saying Sony or Nintendo aren't at fault for the influx of sequel rushing either. They are just as much, if not more, at fault here. We need more new dynamic IPS. We need more creative and new ways to play. The truth here is, GEOW3 isn't going to play any different than GEOW 1 or 2 did. Same can be said about Uncharted (love the franchise to death, don't get me wrong) -- But it will be no different than part 2 was. It'll just be set in a new location with a few dynamic set pieces here and there.

Will the graphics be better? Better or just different? Take your pick. So, no, Sony suffers from the same thing the industry suffers from as a whole -- That being a lack of balls to try something new and to force innovation over trend.

Sony is better about giving variety and unique experiences a chance, though. That I give them.

NnT32912546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

The thing is why are you talking about Sony in Xbox's news? You're way off topic

Orionsangel2546d ago

Oh Gears2 was so bad they owed fans a better sequel? Haha!

theonlylolking2545d ago

Gears of war 2(after the patches) is better than gears 1.

Orionsangel2545d ago

Haha not even close. Gears1 is timeless. I've been playing the multiplayer for 4 years now and I've yet to get tired of it. Shotgunning and being able to roll around and fake out other players is the only way to play Gears.

Sluggish online, awkward controls and lame shotgun is no way to play Gears.

theonlylolking2545d ago

@orionsaint

Multiplayer is not everything. Gears 2 has horde mode, better story mode, and bots.

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