Microsoft has just announced via press-release that Black Tusk Studio will working on future installment in Gears of War franchise, so what about the teaser project that was teased by Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft's E3 2013 Press Conference?.
Does anyone know any of black Tusks earlier project if any? There's so much hype whenever this studio is mentioned but I have never really heard of them. I'm hoping they can bring something new and fresh to the Gears franchise.
All we know is that it is compromised of world class developers from around the world. So no idea what any of them have worked on apart from Rod.
It's kind of lame that they have all of these world class developers and the game they announce from them is Gears of War. Supposedly they are working on other games so hopefully we will see some new IPs being announced from them soon.
So if they will be working on a "future Gears of War" project, and the E3 piece was a concept... the question is what are they working on today? I'm sure they will still be showing something different at E3. Yo I just realized that last night I predicted a Black Tusk title, then I switched up and said its a Gears announcements! Lol I was still right!
I'm hyped world class developers led by Rod already has me sold. This will be the return of a promising Gears of War, a staple xbox game. Halo and GOW built the xbox brand and they should continue into the foreseeable future.
Its a newly formed studio with some talented people from other companies brought in, but whether or not they work well together, well have to see.
I think it's pretty funny to be honest, you'd see desperate fanboys hyping up "Black Tusk 2014 game" without knowing anything about it, and now it turns out that it never even existed and they're just being assigned the Gears of War IP. So many people get duped by the hype in this industry.
eww more gears? The Human eye can see over 5 million colors. Please use more than 20 of them.
I feel Gears of War 3, although impressive technically, just didn't feel right being so colorful. Gears of War needs to go back to its darker, grittier roots.
Black Tusks used to be Microsoft Vancouver so far as I know, and I was also wondering why they were given this priority ( other than the fact that they we ex MS)
That's the point. They have NO history. All that hype for nothing.
This is brilliant, black tusk show a stealth teaser and that turns out to be vapour ware cause Microsoft want to milk gears of war into oblivion. I foresee many people leaving black tusk because they will have no creative freedom and their own ideas just got squashed by Microsoft
If the title is right, this means they will onky be making gears of wars and they don't have a new ip or will work on a new ip but only gear of war.
There is always so much hype when Microsoft announces anything, too bad most of the time that is all it is, hype.
new and fresh shut up
Rather than just removing the example I posted, how about you proof read the actual article. There's still bad grammar and a few spelling errors. "According to Microsoft's Phil Spencer, Black Tusk Sutdios' E3 2013 teaser " "It was just revealed via Microsoft press release that Black Tusk Studio will working on future installment in Gears of War franchise"
It's really not that big of a deal, this isn't an English class. Besides, I'm sure everyone just goes to the comment section and discusses rather then read the actual article and look for spelling errors. Not trying to be a douche just saying
It should be a big deal...unless you don't care about the quality of the writing you read. Shows a lack of professionalism for the website and that's never a good thing.
Just a little peeved they took the easy way out and removed the sentence rather than just fix the grammar. The errors are just blatant. It just means anyone can write some words down regardless of any form of professionalism. If the quality of writing will be that bad when it's only a few paragraphs long, then I wouldn't be going back to the site. It's why they should proof read and have another editor proof read the story before publishing. OR at least now that it's been pointed out at least fix the errors, don't just remove them entirely.
the gears of war news doesn't mean that this is the only game that they are working on. gears is just a new top tier title that they've been trusted to work on (being that they are a new company). so please try not to think with a negative fanboy mind to try to take credit from microsoft. give credit where it's due and leave the bs for the topics of your own preferred console of choice. if you've got something negative to say, it should be about the console that you truly own. in fact if you have no plans to buy an x1, you shouldn't even be in a topic that talking about the x1. that's when it starts to become trolling. don't be a troll.
Sounds like a great studio. Make the concept a game Weren't they already searching for someone to do the story?
Not anymore. They Gears, now.
did you use to work there ,my guess no. last year it was announced buy black tusk that they are working on 4 projects and said some of them are new ips (google it) you will know and i also know they are working on new ip which may can land in 2015, i know the people their personallyand gears is still far away ,it may can land in 2017.
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So everyone is Cool with MS trusting a New Studio with the Gears Franchise?
Why not we trusted Halo with 343 and they proved their worthiness. I give halo 4 a 9.4/10
@true_S you do know allot of halo fans didn't like Halo 4 rite? Mainly because of its MP.
@ Xsilver I adored Halo 4, and every one of my friends felt it was one of the best in the series. I think it's mainly an outspoken minority which is badmouthing Halo 4, to be honest. 343 did a stellar job.
@naga i agree Halo 4 was great but their was a outcry from fans about the MP being like COD.
I actually loved the single player game in Halo 4. Was really well done. Multiplayer was ok, but could have been better. I think the next Halo from 343 will be amazing if they listen to all the feedback from halo 4 :)
@lifesagameok I think they still working on stuff just read my comment above. @xsilver I dont see that as a problem. MS trusted 343i with halo and they ended up doing a great job imo. Blacktusk is made up of some of the best in the industry (google it up) and with Rod Fergurson overseeing the project i dont see them messing it up.
As a new studio, I think I'd rather see the entire studio working on one game and probably expand in the coming years as they get more experienced (like what ms studios did with 343 industries).
Well, as it turns out, black tusk are working on 4 ip's. Spencer's statements just means that the e3 teaser was a general showcase of the studio's overall talent (sort of like a formal announcement of their studio).
I guess they are,cos as far as i can remember they were supposedly developing the next big aa ip, to take the crown from halo and gears of war. Phil also gave away son info last year. He mentioned something about the studio wrking closely with ms research on an unannounced title. http://n4g.com/news/1352683... http://www.shacknews.com/ar...
But as i've heard it they would making an new IP but now there gears franchise why? Why would give on potential great new franchise!
anyone here know anything about any previous work of Black Tusk Studios? any game/IP they worked on previously.?
They were a newly formed studio that were previously Microsoft Vancouver. They have world class developers from around the world and other developers but no one knows who they are or what they worked on previously.
I think they have a site.. I remember reading there bio they have guys from Rockstar,Bungie, infinity ward and others..
I checked,the site is a barebones site with nothing on it. Just a announcement page and carriers section. No info about the devs apart from what wiki states as 100+ workers.
All the money MS put into Black Tusk im looking forward to seeing how they do. Wonder what other projects they are gonna work on besides GOW. Im sure we will get alot of info at E3.
It is exciting on one hand and a bummer on the other. To have world class developers working on rebooting Gears and seeing what they can do with it is exciting, but it's also a bummer to have all that talent and not push out some new IP's. Don't we want some new IP's and new franchises?
I keep seeing ppls stating that BlackTusk is working on multiple titles but from their own web page its only 2. Gears and another title. Can someone post me a link to the other titles? I cant find them.
They'll still be working on the new IP. With the news that micro have only just bought the rights probably means they haven't started on gears yet.
No, they're working on Gears. The spy game they were previously working on is scrapped. This article is Phil's way of damage control. They announced the game pre-maturely.
See,this is what I mean with Bro Gamer box. The actual project shown was soooo much more interesting looking, and now they'll focus on another Gears of War. Filled with Testosterone, Boobs and Bros...
Without getting super nasty - which I am inclined to, especially on this news.... Let's save E3 from having 'conceptual studio announcements' from here on out... OK!? It'll save us gamers from wondering: 'Is this a game?' 'Is this just a studio announcement with a conceptual cinematic' - or 'is this a pre-rendered trailer for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!!' - in the future. ;) Thanks in advance.
Did anyone else notice how Spencer was all like "hey Gears ran its course with the Xbox 360" and that it needed work before it could hit XB1--then a few months later we get this announcement...HUM!
yeah obviosly gears ran it course on xb360,now its time to ran its cource on xb1 .
Phil Spencer at E3: "Black Tusk is amazing!! They are creating a brand new ip that will be this generation's Halo as we speak!! Look for an announcement very soon!!" Phil Spencer Now: "Um, no that was just some concept stuff, nothing special, but GEARS OF WAR NOW!!!!" That's the way to inspire confidence among gamers about a generation MS claims will be "all about the new ips and great new first party studios". Sounds like it'll end up as more of the same...I was legitimately holding off to see if MS would fix their mistakes from last gen by putting out a lot of compelling new ip's and a variety of quality exclusives from across all genres, but everything they have done so far points to them grabbing for that quick cheap buck yet again.
You do know balck tusk is a multiple team studio right?
Where did you read this? I'd love to see a source, that would be great if they were, but I've never seen anything even alluding to that, they are a brand new studio w/ 100 employees, they were said to have been working on the new ip at e3, if it were a multi-team studio, they would have to be working on concurrent projects, whether or not one or more of the teams were ready to mention any game progress at e3, I'm pretty sure it would be clear by now that there are multiple teams at the studio. They should hire more people and split into a 2 team studio so one can work on new ip, but there has been no mention of that being the case here that I've seen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... 100+ employees and apparently it used to be known as Microsoft Vancouver before it changed its name back in 2012. The listing also says the only game they've worked on is MIcrosoft Flight and a Kinect game ;o
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