The one Microsoft title that’s conspicuously absent from the list of launch titles is the game that helped the Xbox 360 sell so many consoles in the first place; Gears of War. Many fans are wondering just where that next-gen Gears of War is. Nowhere at the moment, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.

He says that a new Gears of War would be up to series progenitor Epic Games – and if you want information on a new one, to ask them.

“Gears of War is developed by Epic Games, and they’ve been our partners for a long time on Xbox 360. You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven’t announced anything yet about Gears of War, but we hope to bring it to Xbox One in some form. However, there’s nothing more I can tell you at this time,”  he told Famitsu in an interview translated by Dualshockers.

The current theory is that Painkiller, Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly currently has the reins on the series and is quite likely busy developing a next-gen Gears of War. after the frankly disappointing Judgment though, I’m not sure I’d want it.

I think Gears of War, as a franchise, helped define the current generation of games – and perhaps it should stay confined to this generation. The era of Unreal Engine 3 and its muscle-bound meatheads is over.

Last Updated: September 18, 2013

was reviewed on PC

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