The development of the successor to Gears of War 2 would be awesome to hear at TGS ’09. However, Epic made a valid point how to work on the sequel on this generation of consoles would be best on the next generation console utilizing the Unreal Engine 4 still in development (how could they ever top the present generation?). Mike Capps, President of Epic Game Studios said while addressing an audience at this week’s Tokyo Game Show in a Q&A session, “If their were a next Gears of War, that will be for the next console generation, whenever that is. If someone knows, please tell me! That’s about four or five years away, I think.” To add to this, he also mentioned that the company is working on the Unreal Engine 4 for seven years, and that it would be fully compliant with the next generation of consoles. Cliff Blesszinki, Design Director of Epic Games, stated that Gears of War 3 will have RPG elements. Hears to hoping you can shoot ice through the Lancer to freeze and then old-fashion shotgun blast to shatter.
UPDATE: It has been stated that Epic’s Michael Capps has clarified , and wasn’t sure if the next Gears of War would be for current generation or not. He states “If we ship a game in the next few years, it’ll be Unreal Engine 3,” he said, “If we ship a game on next [generation] consoles, it will likely be Unreal Engine 4.” Heres hoping which ever the plan is, they will make vast improvements to the top seller that is Gears of War 2.