Epic: 'Never say never' about Gears of War FPS

Exec. producer Rod Fergusson says studio hasn't ruled out bringing series into first-person shooter genre, explains "it's all about what's interesting in the industry."

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Epic Games has not ruled out developing a Gears of War first-person shooter. Speaking to the Official Xbox Magazine, Epic Games executive producer Rod Fergusson explained the studio will examine popular industry trends, as well as fan input when deciding where to bring the series next.

A Gears of War FPS could happen, but it's not a priority at Epic right now.
A Gears of War FPS could happen, but it's not a priority at Epic right now.

"I'm a big believer in never say never," Fergusson said, of the prospect of Epic making a Gears of War first-person shooter. "It's all about what's interesting in the industry at the time and where fans want us to take it. We don't want to say never but it's not on the top of my mind either. We look at what makes sense and move in that direction."

The original Gears of War, its sequel Gears of War 2, and the trilogy-capping Gears of War 3 were all third-person shooters. Additionally, next year's Gears of War: Judgment is also viewed from a third-person perspective. The franchise has dabbled with first-person shooter elements, with Gears of War 3's Hammerburst weapon allowing players to aim down the sights.

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