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The next Gears of War must ‘reignite the franchise’

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If there’s one game that got me sold on console gaming, it was Gears of War. It was one of my very first games on the Xbox 360 and since then, I’ve played all of them. Gears of War 3 was the pinnacle of the series, with many a night ending in my character dying from pink shotgun wounds. And the next Gears game will need to recapture that spirit.

Microsoft Studios Head Phil Spencer commented on Twitter about the next inevitable Gears game, saying that their in-house studio, Black Tusk, had some work ahead of them. “I can say [the] first original GoW from [Black Tusk] has to reignite [the] franchise and grow it,” Spencer Tweeted .

“[It] won’t be a quick turn [around],” Spencer added, saying that the firm was “still working through [the] plan” with regards to a release date.

Microsoft purchased the rights to Gears of War this year from Epic Games, forming Black Tusk studios as an in-house developer whose sole task was to work on that franchise. And Spencer reckons that this time has the right stuff:

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

I’ve got faith that the next Gears game could be a helluva lot better than the underwhelming and stale Gears of War Judgement, which was developed by People Can Fly instead of Epic Games. Microsoft formed 343 Industries to be their Halo workhorse, and Halo 4 was a blast when it was released. Hopefully, Spencer and Microsoft can bottle that lightning again.

Last Updated: February 21, 2014


  1. Why does there need to be another GoW game?


    • Hammersteyn

      February 21, 2014 at 11:15

      Same reason there has to be another COD


      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 21, 2014 at 11:18

        Because the companies have no imagination and want more people to kill themselves because there aren’t enough new IPs?


        • Hammersteyn

          February 21, 2014 at 11:20

          I was thinking of a money printing treadmill but yeah yours is good too.


      • Skyblue

        February 21, 2014 at 11:21

        And God of War and Assassins Creed and Tomb Raider and and and…
        At least 1 out of every 5 introduces something new, just miss everything in between


        • Hammersteyn

          February 21, 2014 at 11:22

          yeah that’s true


  2. Unavengedavo

    February 21, 2014 at 11:12

    Can’t they just “reignite” it and leave it to burn? 😛


  3. Laby

    February 21, 2014 at 11:20

    Well Clive is gone so I don’t think the series will have a bright future. even though I really loved playing the Tri-Logy


  4. Skyblue

    February 21, 2014 at 11:23

    It will have to be a killer title if M$ are hoping to keep even a modicum of gamer’s respect as they have fucked themselves hard this gen so far without any help.


  5. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 21, 2014 at 11:29

    Put on PC, that will reignite the franchise


    • Laby

      February 21, 2014 at 11:42

      Yeah I agree, plus they can do so much more, then a limited console.


      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        February 21, 2014 at 11:58

        Aye, proper aiming for one 😛

        In any case, I have GoW 1 on PC, love that game!


        • Adam Mcvay

          February 25, 2014 at 22:10

          Yes m8 well said, Gears PC is the best game ever invented, still the best gears to this date, due to the fact you can use keyboard and mouse, and have 60fps so you can wall bounce like a boss, PC is the only future of Gears and how its meant to be played.


  6. Matthew Holliday

    February 21, 2014 at 11:42

    Wait, theyr doing ANOTHER one?


  7. Norm

    February 21, 2014 at 11:43

    I just completed Gears 1 & Gears 2. I am keen to try Gears 3.


  8. Guest

    February 21, 2014 at 13:17

    It will ignite the franchise .. unless of course it is s**t.


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