No Xbox One "Marcus Fenix Collection," But Dev Teases Gears of War E3 News

"There's no Marcus Fenix Collection," producer says in response to Gears of War rumors.

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Earlier this week, rumors emerged online about a "Marcus Fenix Collection" that would presumably bundle the first three Gears of War games in full-HD for Xbox One. Now, Gears of War developer Black Tusk producer Rod Fergusson has spoken out to set the story straight.

In short, it's not happening. That might be a bummer for some, but Fergusson teased that Microsoft has "other exciting Gears projects" in the works, the first of which might be revealed this June during 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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