Gears/Halo/Forza cycle continues: Gears now MS's IP

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#1 Posted by Locutus_Picard (4041 posts) -

Today we're excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the “Gears of War” franchise from Epic Games, including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise. In addition, we are excited to announce that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, BC will take over development of the “Gears of War” franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward. We had a chance to chat with Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson about the big news.

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That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame.

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#2 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -

Didn't even bother to rent the last game, so this is meaningless to me.

"That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame."

What a letdown. :(

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#3 Posted by handssss (1907 posts) -

If Rod comes back to it, MAYBE the next gears of war won't suck. If they want the game to succeed though, they need to stop being stubborn and actually listen to the fanbase for once. Tying to casualize everything to appeal to the COD player will NOT work.

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#4 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12566 posts) -

Poor lems.

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#5 Edited by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

So are we ignoring Fable and Ryse which both are already confirmed on working on sequels?

@Heil68 said:

Didn't even bother to rent the last game, so this is meaningless to me.

"That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame."

What a letdown. :(

Actually what they were working on was an unrelated tech demo, you sure like to stealth troll every thread heil

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#6 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

Yes because Sony and Nintendo never recycle franchises.

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#7 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26851 posts) -

Good, now Epic can concetrate on making better things than Gears of War.

MS does have a bunch of interesting exclusives lined up for the Xbone, but I'm sure that, same as with 360, the will fall back to nothing but gears/halo/forza for the rest of its lifetime...

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#8 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

So are we ignoring Fable and Ryse which both are already confirmed on working on sequels?

@Heil68 said:

Didn't even bother to rent the last game, so this is meaningless to me.

"That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame."

What a letdown. :(

Actually what they were working on was an unrelated tech demo, you sure like to stealth troll every thread heil

what the **** are you talking about? I was interested in what black tusk was going to make for the xbone, sure the **** not now. So yes, major letdown. No trolling involved.

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#9 Edited by handssss (1907 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

So are we ignoring Fable and Ryse which both are already confirmed on working on sequels?

@Heil68 said:

Didn't even bother to rent the last game, so this is meaningless to me.

"That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame."

What a letdown. :(

Actually what they were working on was an unrelated tech demo, you sure like to stealth troll every thread heil

maybe it's because both of those IPs suck and nobody cares about them.

The only good Fable was the 1st one.

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#10 Edited by shawn30 (4382 posts) -

@Locutus_Picard said:

Today we're excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the “Gears of War” franchise from Epic Games, including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise.

In addition, we are excited to announce that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, BC will take over development of the “Gears of War” franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward.

We had a chance to chat with Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson about the big news.

Link

That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame.

Gears/Forza/Halo is no more a cycle than Infamous/Uncharted/God of War or Mario/Zelda/Metroid. Fna of those series want more games in them so long as they are good. As for a new IP, the tech demo at E3 wasn't a game, but nowhere has anyone said Black Tusk is only working on one game. Rare is working on more than one and so is Lionhead. I was a huge fan of Gears 1 and 3, with 2 being good but not great. This is great news to me.

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#11 Posted by Locutus_Picard (4041 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

So are we ignoring Fable and Ryse which both are already confirmed on working on sequels?

@Heil68 said:

Didn't even bother to rent the last game, so this is meaningless to me.

"That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame."

What a letdown. :(

Actually what they were working on was an unrelated tech demo, you sure like to stealth troll every thread heil

Fable was average (at best) with Molyneux's involvement, without him total garbage, remind me the score of Fable Heroes again? Ryse did not even achieve fucking A status. Pretty poor franchises to to associate XB1 with.

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#12 Posted by TheFadeForever (2649 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

Yes because Sony and Nintendo never recycle franchises.

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#13 Posted by Phazevariance (12107 posts) -

Killzone / uncharted / infamous / killzone / uncharted / infamous

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#14 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Lems thought they were getting a new Crackdown.

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#15 Edited by Strutten (1263 posts) -

@handssss: Well, thats only according too you guys.. Kinda double standard much, new kz (teh awesome), new gt (omfg), new uncharted (holy molly the best).. when its ms securing some of the more awesome titles its (dissapointing, milkage etc etc) if you ask me thats beyond pathetic and again this hatred towards an console.. i mean come on man, it is/was great games no matter how you spin it.

Many like/love these games, just because you think they suck, does'nt make it a fact dude. So get a grip , gears on ue4 and next gen is good news for xbox owners and gears fans.

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#16 Edited by handssss (1907 posts) -
@shawn30 said:

@Locutus_Picard said:

Today we're excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the “Gears of War” franchise from Epic Games, including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise.

In addition, we are excited to announce that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, BC will take over development of the “Gears of War” franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward.

We had a chance to chat with Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson about the big news.

Link

That super secret 'new' stuff Black Tusk was working on...turned out to be another dudebro Gears of War. What a shame.

Gears/Forza/Halo is no more a cycle than Infamous/Uncharted/God of War or Mario/Zelda/Metroid. Fna of those series want more games in them so long as they are good. As for a new IP, the tech demo at E3 wasn't a game, but nowhere has anyone said Black Tusk is only working on one game. Rare is working on more than one and so is Lionhead. I was a huge fan of Gears 1 and 3, with 2 being good but not great. This is great news to me.

Infamous and Uncharted were created last gen. Infamous only has 2 games released atm and the makers of Uncharted also made The Last of Us last gen. Sony also has plenty of other studios that make AAA titles. Many of which also created their own new IPs last gen. That's what is respectable about games on playstation systems. there is no single mascot or single flagship. Each gen a batch of new killer apps is created, and at the same time, some of the other much-loved IPs may be given a chance to continue.

Halo and Forza have been around since the original Xbox. We already have 6 Forza games and 6 Halo games (not counting the remake)

Gears Judgment was awful and ever since Gears 2, it's been apparent that the devs were trying to fight the fanbase every step of the way. This new game will only survive if this new team understands that and listens to the hardcore audience. They also need to deliver the content that fans want on the first fucking day of release. None of this excluding one of the most popular gametypes in the franchise until over a month after launch business.

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#17 Posted by Strutten (1263 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher: You are seriously one pathetic dude, unhealthy obsession you got there. Let's wait and see if crackdown isnt in development shall we? And still this is better, thought cows hated crackdown etc ? That double standard (ye ye single person. Just applying cows logic here)