Despite being the champion of the third-person cover shooter genre, Gears of War could one day take a foray into the overpopulated world of the first-person shooter if enough fans like the idea enough. It’ll also have to make sense to take the series in that direction too.
“I’m a big believer in never say never,” Executive Producer Rod Fergusson told OXM. “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.”
Of course, should Gears of War ever adopt the guise of an FPS, development buddies People Can Fly who are working with Epic Games on Gears of War: Judgment, could potentially be brought along for the ride. PCF main man Adrian Chmielarz has even expressed interest in creating a Skyrim-style open-world game.
An open-world Skyrim-esque Gears of War? Very doubtful, but as Fergusson says, “never say never”. Gears of War: Judgment is out on March 19th, 2013.