New Gears of War Not Coming to Xbox 360

Black Tusk confirms that the upcoming game will not be a cross-generation title.

Gears of War 3
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Microsoft's upcoming Gears of War game will launch exclusively for Xbox One--an Xbox 360 version of the untitled project is not in development. That's according to Black Tusk's Jack Felling, who revealed the (albeit unsurprising) news on Twitter recently.

This rules out any possibility that the new Gears of War game will be a cross-generation title. Such games are becoming increasingly rare, as studios shift to development exclusively for new consoles.

A PC version of the upcoming Gears of War game has not been announced, though it also has not been ruled out.

In other recent Gears of War news, Microsoft has confirmed that a "Marcus Fenix Collection," which would presumably bundle remastered versions of the first three games, is not in development for Xbox One. Some kind of Gears of War news, however, is expected to be announced this summer at E3.

Microsoft acquired the Gears of War franchise in January 2014, buying the action series from creator Epic Games for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Microsoft put its new Black Tusk development team to work on a brand-new Gears of War game for Xbox One.

This game is making "fantastic progress," according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. The game is not a reboot, but aims to return to the franchise's dark and gritty roots.

The Gears of War franchise is one of the Xbox platform's leading series. It has spanned four titles so far:Gears of War (2006), Gears of War 2 (2008), Gears of War 3 (2011), and Gears of War: Judgment (2013). Together, the games have sold more than 22 million copies and generated over $1 billion. Gears of War Exile, rumored to be a Kinect-enabled spinoff, was canceled.

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