Speaking to XLeague.TV back at Games Convention 2007, Mike Capps revealed that he was so unhappy with the multiplayer element of Gears of War that it was very close to being pulled from the game.

"I was going to cut multiplayer from Gears because I thought it wasn't coming together fast enough, right," said Capps. "The day before E3 I'm like "no guys, it's not pulling together". And they made it, they pulled it together, and then we won every award."

Capps also offered his thoughts on the Mad World Gears of War ad campaign, noting: "So, you know I thought the Mad World music, for the commercial that's won so many awards, I thought it was stupid; I was like "what are you thinking? Nobody knows Donnie Darko any more"."

Gears of War went on to become the fastest selling Xbox 360 game on its release. Gears of War for the PC is due for release on November 9.