chris-littlechild - September 29, 2016
Â There are certain things you just donâ€™t change about a game series. Theyâ€™re its trademark, they make it what it is. What would Super Mario be without cutesy-ass colourful platforming action? Nothing, thatâ€™s what. Where would PokÃ©mon be without freakish mutant wildlife to catch, enslave and force to battle? Nowhere my butt wants to go, thatâ€™s for damn sure. Â
When it comes to Gears of War, thereâ€™s a whole list of stuff you can pretty well take as a given. Big olâ€™ studly dudes, big olâ€™ studly guns, lumpen alien things to chainsaw into two pieces, horde mode, all of that good stuff. That is Gears of War, right there. Thatâ€™s kinda its whole thing. But maybe it wonâ€™t always be.
Down Australia way, Xbox boss Phil Spencer and head Gears of War 4 creative director Chuck Osieja hit the stage at the Xbox Fanfest event. They had a couple potentially-intriguing info-nuggets to share regarding the seriesâ€™ future.
As Game Spot reports, one question put to the pair was â€˜If Gears of War could expand into any other gaming genre, what would it be?â€™
â€˜Definitely when we got the team together and talked about the future of Gears of War,â€™ Spencer answered, â€˜I think thereâ€™s multiple ways that you can tell that story. Multiple gameplay genres. I think itâ€™s a really big IP and itâ€™s an IP that could exist in linear form, in booksâ€¦ in different gaming genres.â€™
Nothing but the vaguest-ass hints, there, but Iâ€™m sure itâ€™s a big deal that Spencer immediately told Osieja to be careful what he said when they fielded the question. After all the Gears of War 4 hypetastic had died down, we might be seeing something a little more unusual from Gears. Hit the link for more from the duo.
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