Microsoft has only recently purchased the Gears of War franchise, signifying that Black Tusk studio would be now handling all future Gears of Wars titles. However, that said, we would all like to know as to whether development on the title started before or after the acquisition.
Responding to a query on Twitter, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer revealed that Black Tusk studio has only been working on the new installment for over a week.
“Leadership team has been involved for a month but studio has only been on Gears for a week,” said Spencer.
With that it’s safe to assume that the new Gears of War title will grace the Xbox One probably in Fall of 2016. That’s the amount of time which modern AAA titles usually take these days.
It’s also going to be quite a while after we hear anything about the game. Black Tusk has much to do now and we’ll probably see the first screenshots next year.
Black Tusk’s GM, Hanno Lemke said the studio will collaborate closely with Epic “to ensure the inclusion of the Unreal Engine technology into the Gears of War franchise going forward remains consistent with the high quality fans have come to expect from the franchise.”
Rod Fergusson, former director of production at Epic Games on the Gears of War franchise, has been hired by Microsoft to oversee the development of the franchise at its new home.