“We wanted the story to have a conclusion. We didn’t want to end on a cliffhanger.”
Are you ready to say goodbye to Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird? While the Gears of War franchise will likely continue as long as it continues to make money, this developer diary from creator Cliff Bleszinksi and his team at Epic Games emphasizes that this is the end, or at least an end, for our war-weary heroes. The story we’ve been playing since 2006 is drawing to a definitive close, with what appears to be a flood of emotion. Watch:
Can any scene in Gears of War 3 reach the tragic heights of Dom and Maria’s reunion in Gears of War 2? Based on what we just saw, I’d guess Marcus’s anguished search for his father and Cole’s imaginary return to his glory days have the best shot.
Gears of War 3 releases on September 20. We’ll have hands-on impressions of the campaign, as well as video interviews with the developers, next month.
Jul 22, 2011