Microsoft And Gears Of War Get Their Groove Back
Reunited and it feels so good…..So it looks like Microsoft bring us all back into the Gears of War universe. In a press release pushed out today we learned that MS bought the rights to the now downtrodden IP and has brought former Senior Producer, Rod Ferguson back on board to head the ship.
The most interesting part of the whole deal is that whatever the new iteration of the series will be, it won’t be developed by Epic Games, but by Black Tusk studio out of Vancouver. This would be Black Tusk’s first go round with a pretty well established franchise and will be a huge undertaking for a studio that hasn’t really produced a game yet. In an interview on the Xbox News site Phil Spencer (Corporate VP of MS Game Studios) was asked about what Black Tusk brings to the table he had this to say.
Black Tusk has assembled a world-class team with deep experience and passion for the shooter space, and specifically the “Gears of War” franchise. I am extremely confident that under the leadership of Hanno Lemke, Rod Fergusson and our other leaders in the studio, Black Tusk is well equipped to take on the future development of the “Gears of War” franchise.
In my opinion it’s a risky move, especially for a game that was already hitting the red line of the franchise fatigue meter. If you don’t know what I mean, ask the People Can Fly folks how well the last Gears game sold. With more announcements coming later in the year I’m sure more fans will come out of their “E-Holes” especially long time Gears fan and Spawn On Me co-host Cicero Holmes.
For now we’ll keep our ears to the ground waiting for more news on the newest Gears game. Tell us what you think of this new revelation. Are you excited for a new Gears game?