Gears of War To Return to Darker Themes?
Rod Fergusson tweeted a short article on IGN, where he and Phil Spencer discuss the next iteration of the Gears of War series. You can find the whole article here .
Here are some snip-its I found interesting/promising:
In the beginning, Spencer loved the “epic scale, the settings that I was in, the massive destruction moments. It was more what I would call soulful and maybe even a little dark.” The Head of Xbox told IGN that, in discussions with Rod Fergusson, who’s in charge of Gears of War at Black Tusk Studios, he’s talked about Gears of War becoming “a parody of itself” over time. “Not for any horrible reasons,” but because managing success over time is challenging.
“I think we can continue, but we also have a new team. Rod’s there to really help with the continuity. We can really invest in this thing for the next decade, which is how I want to think about it.”
Darker themes is one of the things that made the original Gears stand out so much. I believe Spencer’s insight is also very true regarding the series becoming a parody of itself.
So far, Spencer and the new GOW both seem promising.