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

Friday, 21st 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.

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4 Comments

  1. ArithonUK

    Start with PC platform led development. Be ambitious. You can always scale down for consoles if required (although it shouldn’t be necessary for next gen).

    #1 5 months ago
  2. pukem0n

    lol…PC

    just make it a great game without these Brodude moments everyone laughs about ^^

    #2 5 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    @2

    The “bro” culture is so firmly embedded in Gears of War that if you take that way, the game disappears in a puff of existentialism. There is literally nothing else to it. It’s the most generic third person action series ever, lifted above being generic only by latching on to the worst subculture humanity has been responsible for.

    Let it die, Epic. Let it die.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. JB

    They just need to bring horde mode back, more like gears 2 and less like gears 3 in style. then I´ll have my first reason to buy an Xbox-One.

    Ofc there´s still the Kinnect issue, but surely you can get one without Kinnect when the new gears is finished.

    #4 5 months ago

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