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.
Good question right there!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).
Yeah I get what you mean Volkama. Also Judgement was very average compared to the other games so you're not missing much imo.
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.
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.
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).
Stop spamming this crap.
Yeah and they both released 4 games last gen too.
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
@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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I'm sure it's nothing to do with a huge pay packet.
Nothing at all.. After all, smart people work for free ;)
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.
interesting I may have to get an X1 down the line now. Gears 3 was the only multiplayer I kept coming back to.
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!
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.
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
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.
He mentioned horde mode..said he loved it..great. pls bring it back. Blacktusk now has atleast 3games in development now. Great job ms. http://n4g.com/news/1352683...
Why is this a question? Money!!! there is your answer. Microsoft has deep pockets and is paying for exclusives to overcome the power deficit of the PS4. This is a really really smart move as when people see Gears and Halo running they wont care if its 720p they will just want to play it. Good Move MS.
I like Gears as much as the next guy, but it sure would be nice to see some new Ip's from a Microsoft studio.
Just because they announce this doesnt mean they dont have new IPs to come. And another thing were Xbox One owners not expecting Gears to make an appearance on the console? The main concern was if it was gonna stay exclusive. MS buying it reassures fans that Xbox One is still only place to play Gears!!
Well, it's time to show. As a 360, ps3, and now ps4 owner, I'm still waiting to see some exclusive games that will convince me a bone is worth buying. I'm most looking forward to The Order:1886, Infamous Second Son, The Division, Destiny, The Witcher 3, Child of Light, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, No Man's Sky, Destiny, MGS V, and the next Uncharted and Mass Effect. Titanfall doesn't do it for me as I'm not really that much into multiplayer. I'm interested in Quantum Break, but I need to see much more of that game than the paltry amount they've shown to date. Halo? I was tired of that series 2 installments ago. Gears? Same deal. E3 will tell alot. Sony has already gone on record they plan to kill it at the convention. Microsoft better have something spectacular to show by June.
I think you've already made up your mind there, no need to wait and see. I'm getting one and a ps4 soon as I save up for them. Im closing in on my PS4 budget. Cant wait to go PS4 hunting! Edit: I was thinking all along that it was the Ruffian game..maybe thats something soon!
That's easy "pay check"
Id say pay check and a chance to handle the franchise himself. I wonder if Cliffy B makes it back or are MS and him all done? I dont think MS hiring and new games announcement done just yet!
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For a pay check.
He sees potential in a game that has none. Or perhaps tons of cash from NS convinced him that
good to have the co creator of gears returning to the stand
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