Xbox One: “New IP is critical,” says Spencer, comments on new Gears of War

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 09:22 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will see several new triple-a IP launch across its life-span, according to new tweets out of Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. New IP is critical to the console, he says.

It follows Microsoft’s acquisition of the Gears of War IP, with development of the new Xbox One shooter handed to Black Tusk Studios. These new job posts suggest it’ll be an emotional, character-led story.

Now, Spencer has reflected on the deal and other new projects in the works for Xbox One on Twitter. First, he responded to a fan asking for more new IP on the console.

Gamers then started asking Spencer for insight into Black Tusk Studios and the new Gears of War title, and stressed that the studio had been incubating ideas for whenever Microsoft decided to announce the team’s first game, and stressed that the studio’s E3 2013 tech demo was merely to announce the company, not a new game.

He added:

Are you confident in Microsoft’s ability to steer new IP on Xbox One? Let us know below.

Via DualShockers.



  1. Djoenz

    New IP is very critical in the first few years xD

    #1 11 months ago
  2. KAP

    I really hope Xbone focuses on new IPs in the same vain as Sony has been doing lately. That’ll be nice… An IP without a gun… or waist high cover will be incredible for once.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Pytox

    new ip for 4 or 5 year s and then all the kinect crap all over again I bet

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Pytox

    4 or 5 years of new ip with sequels and then more of Kinect crap again I bet

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Pytox

    @Pytox oops I cant delete my comment???

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Prometheus

    “new ip is critical”
    secures rights to Gears of War to make another Gears of War, because 3 (4?) weren’t enough.

    Yeah, right.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Eregol

    There hasn’t been a peep about any of the loads of new ip they bragged about at the XB1 reveal/E3 since E3. Quantumn Break aside.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Gheritt White

    Phil Spencer is LITERALLY the only good thing about the Xbone right now. I am a *big* big fan. HUGE!

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Sciva

    Can’t wait for more games with guns and swords.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    @ 3

    I doubt it. They are already bringing Kinect games next to games that are totally controller based. Kinect Sports Rivals is incoming which its demo was surprisingly fun and D4 is also Kinect based. It seems MS finally realizes which games can use Kinect and which shouldn’t.

    @ 7

    They have actually shown more than Sony with new exclusives so far though. So the same can be said about them…i see no footage of Shadow of the Beast yet or that other game looking a little like ICO. All in due time. In the weeks leading up to E3 and during E3.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. X14EVR

    We have Ryse andother new IPs which sony and pc will never get compared to the competition xbox is kilometers ahead of the competition

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @11 No Ryse? One would consider that a blessing,

    #12 11 months ago

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