IGN has posted an extensive 8 page interview with the ever boastful Cliff Bleszinski. In the interview CliffyB discusses the success of Gears of War
and take time to discuss the future of the game and potential sequels. Of particular interest is his discussion of forthcoming downloadable content. While no specific content or date is announced, CliffyB assures us that something
is coming and that we should get some news about it soon. He notes that the possibilities for such content are very broad -- new maps, new multiplayer modes, improved matchmaking, etc -- but declines to give any specific details. Furthermore, Cliffy discusses the possibilities of expanding the GOW
franchise into other media, from movies to graphic novels to lunch boxes.
Cliffy also takes time to defend the story of Gears of War
, essentially saying that Epic never intended to have gamers "beaten over the head with story," preferring to think of GOW
as a big budget, summer action flick. Primarily, Cliffy leaves us with the knowledge that Epic plans to support GOW
for a long time to come (presumably until a sequel arrives). Hit the "read" link for the full interview.