Epic Games has admitted that Gears Of War's online content is "not the most feature-rich" and that a host of downloadable content is now in the pipeline to make things more interesting for fans.
Epic VP Mark Rein has told MCV that Gears' phenomenal success on Xbox Live is unexpected – because the studio only spent a minority of development time working on the game's multiplayer mode.
"Our main focus on Gears was building the single player game," Rein told MCV. "But while Gears might not be the most feature-rich multiplayer game around, people are still playing it online in absolutely huge and unexpected numbers."
"We're already preparing an update, which is somewhat of a housekeeping task to adjust a few things rather than any significant new functionality, and we're also working on finalising some downloadable content as well. These should be in peoples' hands in the next few weeks – but they're just the first of several things we have planned to keep the Gears fire burning."