Can the next installment of the Gears franchise go the Peter Jackson route? According to Epic Games design director, Cliff Bleszinski, the answer may just be a possible yes — if the numbers are just as epic. He theorizes going all The Hobbit on us during his chat with RipTen founder Chad Lakkis by saying, "Gears 1 and 2 sold about 6 million copies, so if this game comes out and, God willing, sells 8 or 10 million it would be completely dumb to not do another one, right?"

Right. 

@TheRealCliffyB hasn't been shy about voicing his hopes for Gears of War 3 sales, and based on early specs, he may be extremely pleased. Maybe that means we'll get that Gears Kinect iteration sooner than later.

[via RipTen]