Today’s hubbub is centered on a rumor published in OXM centering on the future of the Gears of War franchise – or rather, the past of the franchise.
People Can Fly, the dev behind the underrated (and truthfully underwhelming) Bulletstorm, are apparently being contracted by parent company Epic to fulfill a trilogy of prequels centering on the Pendulum Wars. There have been GoW novels focusing on this event but details have only been mentioned in conversations and files in the actual games.
Should we expect to see Marcus, Dom, and rest of the COG crew return? Perhaps, but it should be noted the Pendulum Wars covers a 79-year span of time which leaves a lot of room for interpretation.