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This will be the last Gears in the series.
You make an obvious observation, however through your logic if Unreal keeps dishing out Gears eventually (not any time soon) it will turn into a Tony Hawk or Guitar Hero (any music/ rythm game in general). They stop making series even when they're doing well because they know gamers aren't dumb and won't accept crap even if it has a cool name. They probably won't leave the gears universe but like Halo they will move on to another time period. Halo jumped back to Reach, and I bet in 5-7 years there will be a Gears game that is centered around E-day.
[/quote]I never said they'd milk Gears, I think the series will continue to receive games every 2 years, and I also never said it would stay in the same time period.