Despite not being able to rope in Epic Games, Microsoft and their own studio, Black Tusk, are hard at work on the next installment of the Gears of War franchise. We’ve known that for a while, and yet Black Tusk are playing their cards extremely close to the chest. So while we still won’t get our first look at Gears of War today, it seems like it’s making good progress.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, visited the Black Tusk offices to see how well the sequel was coming along. Based on his response over Twitter afterwards, it seems like they’re not only on the right track, but making fast progress on the title.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 4, 2014
This was later echoed by studio head Rod Fergusson, who seemed happy with what his team had to show off to the boss yesterday.
Today was a good day!
— Rod Fergusson (@GearsViking) December 4, 2014
Still, we have no idea what direction Black Tusk is taking the Xbox’s beloved franchise. I still dream of a Gear game where we get to explore the Pendulum Wars that took place before the events of the first trilogy. Only issue with that is the exclusion of the series’ infamous Locust enemies, which would definitely strip away a core Gears of War element.
Still, the conclusion to Gears of War 3 didn’t leave much to go on, so I’m beyond excited to see how Black Task is tacking the gritty lore that the series has. I’m also holding out on some sliver of hope that Microsoft will have a surprise announcement at the Video Game Awards tomorrow night. I can dream, right?
Last Updated: December 5, 2014