Gears of War Writer Says Epic Has '10-Year Plan,' Suggests Single-player GoW2 DLC

By Chris Faylor, Feb 10, 2009 9:17am PST During a panel at this year's New York Comic Con, Gears of War 2 writer Josh Ortega revealed that developer Epic has "a ten-year plan" for the action-centric franchise.

"Gears is long-term. The lancer is the new lightsaber," he added, according to IGN. The statements came in response to a question about a potential prequel.

Along with two video games, the series has spawned a comic book and a forthcoming feature film, which director Len Wiseman hopes will be the first of a trilogy. The initial game hit PC and Xbox 360, while the second has only appeared on Xbox 360.

Ortega also hinted that downloadable content may expand the single-player portion of Gears of War 2. After being asked about the possibility of single-player DLC, he told fans to "keep watching" and assured the crowd that they "won't be disappointed."

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  • I'd have more faith in the garbage Epic tries to peddle if it wasn't for crap like planning to milk they're only popular franchise for the next 10 years..... and they're planning a gears of war trilogy already.. How about you make ONE film that doesn't suck then go from there...

    Point is my circle of friends all had interest in gears of war the first time around.. but that was it. Good luck selling it for the next 10 years ;-)
    They better remember to put the right timestamp on their self destruct DRM this time if they really want people playing their games in 10 years time. I know I won't be buying any of them at any rate.