The future of Gears of War was discussed over a Q&A panel at this year's New York Comic Con with such Gears talent as Joshua Ortega (Gears of War 2 writer) and Carlos Ferro (the voice of Dominic Santiago), answering questions from fans. One curious fan asked (via IGN) if there are plans to do a prequel that deal with the events of Emergency Day, the day the Locust rose from under the planet Sera and attacked the human race?
"You will not be disappointed in the next ten years," Ortega replied. "It's a ten-year plan. Gears is long-term. The lancer is the new lightsaber."
In regards to another question about additional Gears of War 2 downloadable content in the future, Ortega said, "Keep watching. You won't be disappointed."