New Gears of War must “reignite and grow” the franchise

Friday, 21 February 2014 01:02 GMT By Mike Irving

The new owners of the Gears of War IP have acknowledged the importance of their first venture into the franchise, and want to make it big.

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Microsoft Studios head, Phil Spencer, tweeted about the team’s approach yesterday, when asked about an approximate release window. He said they’re “still working through (the) plan”, and noted that the first original Gears of War game from new developers, Black Tusk, “has to reignite (the) franchise, and grow it”.

“I believe we’ve built the right team to achieve that goal,” said Spencer. “I just want to give them the time.”

In January this year, Microsoft announced that they had acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, and appointed new first-party team Black Tusk in charge of development.

Thanks, CVG.