Have questions about Xbox One Gears of War? Now's your chance to be heard

Microsoft's Black Tusk Studios soliciting feedback about upcoming action game.

Microsoft isn't likely to show off its new Gears of War game for Xbox One anytime soon, but undoubtedly gamers have questions about it, and now is your chance to ask. Developer Black Tusk Studios has announced that it will conduct podcasts with studio manager Rod Fergusson, the first of which will take place May 15 at 5 p.m. PDT.

These podcasts, called "Rodcasts," are audio interviews with Fergusson wherein he is expected to talk about the new Gears of War game for Xbox One. If you want to submit a question, you can do so by writing it on the game's forums by May 8 at 10 p.m. PDT.

Microsoft purchased the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. Fergusson was originally expected to start a new studio for 2K Games, but it was later revealed that he would work on the new Gears of War title for Microsoft.

He is a longtime Gears of War designer, having worked on the original Gears of War (2006), as well as sequels Gears of War 2 (2008) and Gears of War 3 (2011). Fergusson left Epic in summer 2012 to join Irrational Games to finish BioShock: Infinite.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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173 comments
xxmafiaxx01
xxmafiaxx01

what will it be like,who will be in it, and what will story be like


mousebagg
mousebagg

Will there be overrun? The only good thing about judgment

DoKtOr_Zhule
DoKtOr_Zhule

After Judgement bullshit, I'm done with Gears :(

advanracer
advanracer

After Judgement. Forget it. A complete waste of money... I enjoyed the Original more. For both PC and Xbox 360.

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

Really just want to know what they are doing to make it different and a new experience. The changes in Judgement didn't look to work out so well, so other than anything like that.

Foxhound1982
Foxhound1982

ive had enough Gears for one lifetime methinks. time to move on

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

Where else can they take this? The war with the locus horde is over with the horde being pretty much wiped out. This isn't like halo with a huge galaxy and advanced events ( the fall of reach, etc.) they can build a game around.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I hope it's not a simple "Revenge" story... I'd like for them to take a Halo 4 approach and introduce a new threat and completely shift the story to where they want it to go.. It's the only way to make a franchise feel fresh

Hurvl
Hurvl

My only question is if it will be released for PC or if any of the other GoW games will come to PC, because nothing else matters to me.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I just hope they include Berserker sequences as they were brilliant in Gears 2

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I would like to know where in the Gears storyline this game will take place

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I'm hoping for answers about the setting. Will it still be on the world of Terra? Will it be in a different part of the gears timeline? Perhaps the Pendulum wars, or after Gears 3. Or will this be considered a reboot? There's big questions that hopefully will be asked.

tgwenz
tgwenz

So what does Epic still make

spike6958
spike6958

This is why I love Rod Ferguson. He did these Q&A streams all throughout the Gears 3 development, and really kept fans in the know about what was going on with the game. So glad that he's back in charge of Gears of War, Judgment was trash without him in charge.

MetalRatex
MetalRatex

For me, Gears of War ended with the third. Judgement was bad.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Will the multiplayer still have bots and an offline mode?

Can you still level up in the offline mode?

Will it still have split-screen multiplayer and co-op?


I really don't want to mess around going to their forum, logging in, blah, blah.

BradBurns
BradBurns

I know I'm very late to the party but I've never owned an Xbox console and I'm kinda tempted into buying an Xbox 360 now for the Gears of War trilogy. I played the original briefly at launch and there's been nothing on PS3 quite like it.

Choad-Warrior
Choad-Warrior

Is it wrong I got an eye twitch at the name "Rodcasts?"

onixevil
onixevil

See the hype for GoW ,It didn't ruined like the other GoW.

zfazal84
zfazal84

Prequel set during the Pendulum Wars that would be pretty awesome.

jayjay444
jayjay444

While my PS4 and Xbox one gather dust with the odd day playing the X1 and at least have something to look forward to now and the rumored Halo 2 remake I finally have a reason to switch on one of my new consoles, this next gen so far being a joke with the only 3 decent games being Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Infamous 2nd son. I wish I waited. 

deadpen
deadpen

@CraZkid37  They are going to add Kinect abilities, you can shout and use hand gestures to control the game. Then just for spits and giggles most of the cut scenes will be reskins of all the other gears games.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@BelaidKL  kinda hard because they are stuck on a planet, master chief can go anywhere in the universe.

manygorillaz
manygorillaz

@Hurvl  Same here. Would be nice if they consider putting us back into the loop. I still want a new Gears for PC.

deadpen
deadpen

@Hurvl  So how do you mean "nothing else matters to me."? That you love gears sooooo much you really want to play it (simple fix, buy an xbox) or that you only play pc games (simple fix, buy an xbox).

Spartan070
Spartan070

@Hurvl  MS literally bought the rights to the franchise last year, I doubt it.

xhawk27
xhawk27

@Hurvl  

That's like asking Sony if any of their exclusives are going to the PC. 


uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@jayjay444  such a joke right i mean come on they are like 6 months old now why the fuck dont we get new AAA games developed in a week ¬.¬

R2C25
R2C25

@jayjay444 2 decent on X1? I mean Killer Instinct is loved by every fighting game enthusiast, Max is an excellent platformer, Titanfall doesn't need introduction, Peggle, Plants Vs Zombies. Please, when you say decent add "IMO".

k9kal85
k9kal85

@jayjay444 I play my XB1 regularly. But the poor PS4 hasn't been turned on since Infamous came out

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@jayjay444 I've got both, just my PS4 collecting dust atm. Between Forza, Battlefield, PVZ and Trials (and peggle with my lady) I've been thoroughly enjoying myself. Plus hands-free netflix is friggen sweet. Watchdogs soon, too, which I'm excited for. Plus E3. Things are looking up IMO.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@jayjay444 I personally think Killzone ShadowFall is very underrated. Its much better than people give it credit for.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@deadpen @HurvlIf it's not for PC, it's not for me. I have enough games already, but I would deign GoW with my money if it were to present itself to my platform of choice.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Spartan070 @HurvlMS created Windows and PC games run on Windows, so it's not too far fetched. I suspect that MS is too fond of the absolute power they have with their Xbox, though. The PC is an untamed beast, there's too much freedom in that platform.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@R2C25 @jayjay444  I was just stating the 3 best exclusives so far, i'm not a fan of fighting games or platformers, Titanfall is amazing but dose get boring after you reach level 50, peggle and plants vs zombies iv'e yet to play, but have you played Strike suit zero directors cut? if not and your a fan of space simulator type games I recommend you try it it's only £15 on the dashboard. 

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@origkillmachine @jayjay444  please don't say you are gonna buy Watch Dogs for Xbox One? if so then i do not believe for one second you own both, PS4 seems more like the 360 this gen it will be better for multiplats but hopefully there will be a lot of exclusives shown at E3 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@spartanx169x @jayjay444  I love the MP hated the single player, I will admit though it's the best looking game iv'e played on a console so far, 2nd best is Ryse. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@spartanx169x @jayjay444  Can't wait for it, just a next gen paint job with MP and a few extra game modes, Forge with a new forge world and firefight with the choice of fighting the flood as well as brutes and elites it's all Halo 2 needs with a untouched MP other than graphics, no perks no nothing just hardcore Halo MP.. :D

onixevil
onixevil

@jayjay444 @spartanx169x  I don't really hate the whole campaign .Just the shittiest part when  Thomas pointed the gun to Lucas head ,It really sucks like The Departed Movie.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@spartanx169x @jayjay444  Yeah lol wave after wave after wave is all i remember form that ending:( MP is great though especially because there's no auto aim. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@k9kal85 @spartanx169x @jayjay444  What MS should do is release Halo 2 remake at the end of this year because it will sell Xbox ones like hotcakes, and then by the time Halo 5 comes out people will be ready for the next game and there will be alot more consoles sold by then as well. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@sleepyinmorning  Hacks waste the game, i do my own layouts with the controls and have about 90% headshot hit ratio while bunny hoping, got to true skill 50 on both Halo 2 and 3:D I love my Halo games, I even liked Halo 4 quite alot but do hold firm on my opinion it needs to go back to more of it's roots.

sleepyinmorning
sleepyinmorning

@jayjay444 @thenephariouson If the game doesn't do that for you,that is

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@jayjay444 @spartanx169x

hardcore 'Runnie-Jumpie-Shootie'


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