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Why the former Gears of War, BioShock Infinite producer is returning to Gears

Polygon:

Just four months after announcing plans to head up a new 2K Games studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, former Gears of War and BioShock Infinite producer Rod Fergusson is on to a new thing.

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Sayai jin1391d ago

Not really. It's simple, MS hired him. This is good news for Gears "Heads".

It seems as though MS was listening to it's fans and ensured that a cherished franchise will be back...

RocknRolla1391d ago

In saying that, a fresh team of good developers could potentially revitalize this franchise. Bring something new to the franchise that's exciting whilst still retaining that brutal nature it's known for.

I have faith for now, but will wait until I see or hear more.

Volkama1391d ago

As with 343, MS poach people that were key to the success. It's good news.

I hope Gears goes back to the confinement and tension of the first game. I felt 2 and 3 lost a little of that in favour of spectacle.

JokesOnYou1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

I agree with everything you said RocknRolla.

Gears is one of my favorite franchises and its far too early to end the series with Judgement....compared to many other big name franchises Gears still has plenty left to be explored.

Volkama Gears 2 was one of my favorites, 3 was "OK" imo.

Volkama1391d ago

Fair enough Jokes.

I felt Gears 1 forced you to move and out-flank the locust, whereas 2 and 3 were a lot more "stop and pop" with more grand size and scripting.

Enjoyed all 3 though (not tried Judgement).

JokesOnYou1391d ago

Yeah I get what you mean Volkama.

Also Judgement was very average compared to the other games so you're not missing much imo.

H0RSE1391d ago

I enjoyed Judgment for its class/ability based co-op MP. I would like to see this mechanic explored and implemented more in-depth in future titles, and if it made its way into competitive MP, in a way that worked well, I might actually play it. As of now, I only ever play the SP and the co-op based MP of Gears.

nukeitall1391d ago

I enjoyed Gears 3 the most and played it the most. In close second I love Judgment fresh take, but was saddened the community died way too fast. Even today, many of my XBL friends still play Gears 3.

I cannot wait for this next installment in Gears.

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Axios21391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

Let's face facts

Gears of War franchise sold over 20,000,000 games just on 360.

The only other last gen exclusive games to beat that are Halo on 360, and a bunch of Wii games (mostly bundles).

Utalkin2me1391d ago

Yeah and they both released 4 games last gen too.

Axios21391d ago

So releasing a game every 2 years is a bad thing?

Maybe GT5 is what you would like to see, a game that takes 6 years and scores 84 on metacritic

SoulSercher6201391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

@Axios2

So shorter development makes a game good? Well using your logic:

Ryse took 3 years and scored a 60.
Killer Instinct was developed in less than a year and scored a 73.
Fighter Within was developed in 2 years and scored a laughable 24.

I guess your logic fails now don't it?

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GrathiusXR1391d ago

All fixed: Polygon source, oxcgn credit URL.

The Meerkat1391d ago

I'm sure it's nothing to do with a huge pay packet.

n4rc1391d ago

Nothing at all.. After all, smart people work for free ;)

pompombrum1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

This good potentially be big news but I guess it all depends on what direction Microsoft take the series. 1-3 were awesome games and I've spent many hours on them however Judgement just strayed way too far away from what made Gears such a fun game.

Still, decisions to buy the franchise are definitely a sign of intent from Microsoft, their reputation has gone up a notch in my eyes.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1391d ago

interesting I may have to get an X1 down the line now. Gears 3 was the only multiplayer I kept coming back to.

JeffGUNZ1391d ago

Did you ever play the first gears online? Man, that online was the best thing ever. I spent countless time online, it was pure bliss!

pompombrum1391d ago

For four months straight nearly every night, I'd load up the original Gears at like 7pm with friends then the next time I checked the time it would be in the early hours of the morning. That game had my most fondest gaming moments of last gen.

Omar911391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

Yea it's literally the only game I use my 360 for. I loved Gears 3 so much I bought the gears edition 360. So now I need to spend another 550 bucks plus 60 bucks for the game and another 60 or so for online. We are looking at 680 bucks just to play gears (hopefully halo and some other games) lol

HammerKong1391d ago

this is not much ,i know if you will buy a xb1 you will have to spent more on other games like next halo,new ip from black tusk which was in development for 2 years and more,may be quantum break a new ip from great ramady studios ,may be sunset overdrive,new ips from rare,Ms osaka next gen jrpg,big park new ip,multiple indies from twisted pixel and team dacato other Ms 1st party studios and may more planneed games from Ms and may be you will be spentimg this money before gerars 4 land ,black tusk is already working on another game which will land in 2015 ,whcih is not confirmed and will be confirmed at e3 ,you can expect gears 4 in 2017 ,he also stated that this was the first day of him at black tusk which confirms that they have just started making it and will take time.

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