Gears of War 3 screenshot
Gears of War 3 screenshot

Gears of War will continue, but according to a rumour in the latest issue of OXM it might not be how you expected.

"Gears of War will live on, of course, but in what form?" the mag's holiday 2011 issue says, adding "a prequel trilogy developed by Epic-owned People Can Fly (Bulletstorm) as a likely scenario".

Epic is currently working on Gears of War 3 DLC, which includes RAAM's Shadow, which takes place before the events of Gears of War and lets players take control of General RAAM, the Locus leader.

Gears of War 3 released in September this year and was very well received by critics, earning a 9/10 in our Gears of War 3 review. Analysis

A prequel certainly seems possible, especially given that Epic is going that direction with Gears of War 3 DLC. People Can Fly handling development duties also wouldn't be a bad move. The studio has an excellent history, previously creating the excellent Bulletstorm and handling the PC version of the original Gears of War - which included exclusive bonus content.

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Wido's Avatar


Pendulum (spelling?) Wars here we come!
Posted 19:09 on 24 November 2011
altaranga's Avatar


As long as they do a better job than George Fugging Lucas did.
Posted 11:41 on 24 November 2011
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dudester@ Woffls

No it will add kicks! and more swearing and even more silly plot!
Posted 11:35 on 24 November 2011
Woffls's Avatar


A prequel trilogy?

Sounds about right to be honest. New engine, new console, new story arc. I don't know anything about the Gears back-story, but I'm guessing Dom, Cole and Marcus (maybe Baird) will be there in some form, and it will cover whatever the hell they were doing in the army before Emergence Day.

The first one will probably play exactly the same as Gears 1-3, but with more shiny.
Posted 10:18 on 24 November 2011

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Release Date: 25/02/2011
Developer: People Can Fly
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
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