At San Diego ComicCon today the developers behind Gears of War, The Coalition, revealed why we’re only getting a remake of the first Gears of War.
According to the developers it is down to a lack of time, money and resources which is why we’re only getting Gears of War: Ultimate Edition instead of a collection of remakes. The studio opted to stop at the first game instead of doing an anthology of sorts, similar to The Master Chief Collection.
Studio head of developer Coalition, Rod Feguson, said, “It’s really hard work (to remaster an entire series),”
Ferguson continued “It takes a long time. It took us in the end 16-18 months to do the first one, and to try and do three games… How many people would we need to have? It just wasn’t logistically or physically or technically possible. For us it was really about what can we do, what can we focus on.
“We had a brand new studio which had never made a Gears game before, and having to go in and remaster–because we went right down to the studs of this thing–meant that everyone had to learn what it takes to make a Gears of War game. It was sort of this on-ramp to the franchise to get ready for Gears of War 4.”
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launches on August 25th for Xbox One and August 26th for PC.
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