Phil Spencer: "Gears Universe Can Work In Many Genres"

Phil Spencer: "Gears Universe can work in many genres"

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UltimateMaster1696d ago

Halo Wars, Now Gear Wars. or Wars of Gears.
I can see Microsoft milking this franchise just like they are with Halo.

PSVita1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

Geeez.. I like halo and gears but when their own studios don't want to work on them anymore they should let them go..

erathaol1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

'Steampunk' Gears of War!!!

Who's with me?

Sir Marcus Fenix of York, "Hold on gents, While I place water into my Lancelot!"


Doletskaya1696d ago

I agree. I feel that Microsoft only bought Gears of War because they don't have many first party franchises to work with in the first place and losing a big one like Gears will be costly for them.

However, when even Epic doesn't want to touch Gears anymore, I feel that it may be a better decision to just let the franchise go and go create some new IPs.

raWfodog1696d ago

How about Gears Racing War? Vehicle combat at its most gruesome! Mario Kart-style racing in vehicles outfitted with chainsaws and missiles :)

dedicatedtogamers1696d ago

Gears of War is cool. I loved the SP (didn't care for MP) and this is a good acquisition.

With that said, this definitely seems like Microsoft is hedging the garden to make X1 "the American console". This is not in line with their promises of new IPs, new experiences, etc.

georgeenoob1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

This is next-gen, not last gen. Introducing a $20 million franchise to next-gen is not milking, it's called making the right business choices. I'm VERY hyped for next-gen gears, and I expect it to be nitpickers and hated to death on this site just like every Xbox exclusive (i.e. Titanfall).

In addition to the biggest existing Xbox franchises (Halo, Gears, Forza, Crackdown, Fable) they're also focusing incredibly on new IPs such as Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Titanfall, black tusk new IP, Project Spark, Ryse, D4.

Fanboy or not, you simply just can't argue against Xbox's incredible games line-up.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31696d ago

Where's those Microsoft card games? Uncharted has one right? What flavor milk are we talking about?

Negative771696d ago


Well said. I cannot wait for Halo and Gears on XB1.

nukeitall1696d ago

The fact that MS bought Gears of War IP is the best thing that could happen to it. I doubt Epic Games could maintain quality with Tencents investment into the company and messing around with it.

MS got the best deal out of it and ran away with the best part of Epic Games other than Unreal engine business which is multi-platform anyhow.

MS doesn't need that. There is a huge chance Gears of War will rot with Tencents terrible management making their top devs fleeing from Epic like a pile of poo.

MS has shown with Halo 4 that they can change studio and keep the game the best it can be!

The wait is long for next Gears of War, but it will be worth it!

JokesOnYou1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

"I can see Microsoft milking this franchise just like they are with Halo."

God of War 1, 2, 3 and Ascension, plus Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta for psp, plus 2 seperate God of War remastered collections, then also a God of War Saga collection, then there even a mobile game called Betrayal, lol they all say hi to your milking comment.

Uncharted 1, 2, 3, plus Golden Abyss and the Uncharted card game on ps vita say hi....Talk about milking? Now PS4 launched with a common shooter IP and the only new IP was a full ps2 level design platformer.

-lol seems to me although sony has a couple of stellar new IP's like TLOU, they are far from shy about milking their brand games, its like they tend to ride the coat tails of a good franchise in between new groundbreaking IPs, but the usual sony elite are only conveniently aware of milking when great franchises on the other platform are released because their fanbase enjoys playing them. There's no mystery why great existing IP's are often made= they are usually very good games that the fanbase supports therefore micro would be foolish NOT to make Gears part of the xbox family for a long time.

moegooner881696d ago

@jokesonyou, what does Sony have to do with this, insecure much ?

gaffyh1696d ago

Oh shit, MS is gonna grind this franchise into the ground by milking it too much.

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jackanderson19851696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

nothing wrong with halo wars... i thought it was a pretty good game

i'm calling it now they'll do a trilogy (with additional spin offs) based on the 79 year war before the locusts were even known

SLUG1696d ago

i like halo wars too
but i would like to see a halo wars 2 game on the xbox one
or a halo vs gears rts game that would be something to see

AngelicIceDiamond1696d ago

@Master they've already milked Gears.

testerg351696d ago

Wait.. wasn't there an Uncharted card game?

mhunterjr1696d ago

It's only milking if Microsoft does it.

scott1821696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

I will admit there is hypocrisy in some of the statements made on N4G, but you are really comparing a simple ps vita card game to ALL the mountains of Halo merchandise and products? I'm sure there are better comparisons you can make than Uncharted having a small vita card game.

testerg351696d ago

scott182, so merchandise such as legos, action figures counts?

scott1821696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

Yes, but you can find action figures and some other products of almost any game. Can nobody admit that Halo is the most milked game ever, I'm not even saying it's a bad thing, go ahead and milk a game, who cares. Just admit that Halo is the king of being milked dry... Other games pale in comparison.

Rainstorm811696d ago

Scott Mario says Hello

Everyone screaming Uncharted.....Ratchet and Clank is a much more milked franchise....jus sayin if u gonna compare

PSVita1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )


This is the difference between PS and MS.

Milking a good game isn't the issue it's when you relie on only those games that's when it becomes a problem.

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AutoCad1696d ago

You mean like all the sequels sony has right?

PSVita1696d ago

Do you know how many original IPs they've also came out with???

christocolus1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

It usually happens when a franchise does really well, the ip owner tries to branch out and reach even more consumers Ea, ubisoft, activison and even sony have all done it. the god of war franchise has been milked alot more than gears of war or halo since 2005 to 2012 there have been about 9 games in the series.

God of war
God of war 2
God of war 3
God of war saga
God of war collection
God of war origins collection
God of war ghost of sparda
God of war chains of olympus
God of war betrayal.

All between 2005 to 2012 .

MrSwankSinatra1696d ago

Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo 2
Halo 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo Wars
Halo: Reach
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo 4
Halo 4: Game Of The Year Edition
Halo: Origin's Bundle
Halo: Spartan Assault

11 games total

2001 to 2013

PixelNinja1696d ago

In terms of a track record, that's pretty good to say the franchise has been around since 1999.
From 2001 to 2014 there has been ten games.

Keep in mind the amount of video games that has Mario in it is 60+, I actually lost count it's that high.
On that basis it kinda proves Halo isn't milked, just well updated.

Rainstorm811696d ago

Kinda desperate guys to add HD remakes and remasters

So essentially cristo has the same 5 games up there 2-3 times...same with Halo anniversary and Halo 4 GotY

What game doesn't get a GotY version or remaster/definitve edition these days?

ZeoN1696d ago

@pixel excuses excuses

christocolus1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )


You just proved my point.

Halo : 11 games in 13 years

God of war: 9 games in 7 years.

Take out the goty and remastered editions and its still going to prove my point. This business model isnt new in this industry,so stop accusing ms of being the only one doing it. Its a common practice.

raWfodog1696d ago

Yeah but those are all still in the same genre. This guy is talking about using Gears "in many genres".

Rainstorm811696d ago

9 GoW games spread across 3 platforms is milking? There are 9 Halos on 360 alone!!!

If we use you guys lists that is

MrSwankSinatra1695d ago

i never said MS is the only one that milks but i'm just pointing out your flawed analogy. each playstation platform has had two god of war games while the 360 alone has a total 5 games not counting remakes or remasters. btw i love how you get upset for me including those when you did the same thing idiot. God Of War Saga is just bundle of all the GoW games. betrayal is mobile game that isn't even cannon and then you mention HD remakes yet halo has those too.

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AngelicIceDiamond1696d ago

This just in. According to "Anit Vardhan" on twitter Black Tusk cancelled whatever they were working on to make Gears.

If this is indeed true then this is pretty bad news.

Kayant1696d ago

It's either cancelled or postponed until further notice. According the CBOAT their project was real and was good. And Phil Spencer confirmed they are focuing on gearss atm.

I think that's a rather silly decision am sure most people would like something new and considering Gears of war is currently in a funny state in terms of story being basically finished IMO it would have be better for them to go with the new IP. I guess guaranteed sales from a proven franchise is greater than an unproven IP in this case.

Rainstorm811696d ago

Exactly my problem with this Gears pick up.

So Black tusks new game is in developmental limbo, so we can get Forza,Fable,Halo,Gears combo again this gen?

...and people are lost why MS is disliked as a game developer...SMH

CynicalKelly1696d ago

If I get a game like Halo Wars but in the Gears universe then I am fine with it. I found a youtube comment I made 3 years ago asking for exactly this.

DeathOfTheFanBoy1696d ago

To everyone trolling saying MS is milking this, MS is milking that... crawl back into your hole's, some of us, A LOT OF US want/are desperate for more Gears/Halo etc... because they are awesome franchises, if you don't like it fine but no need to troll...

Just look on the forums, us gears fans have been screaming for confirmation on an XB1 release.

KingDadXVI1696d ago

I disagree with Halo as it is a big universe and has lots of room for games. That does not mean that all of the Halo games are for everyone or that they have all been as good as the first 3. Halo 4's major let down for a lot of people was the online multiplayer. The campaign was fairly solid. If 343 take the criticism they have received properly then we should see a real blockbuster this time.

GoW Judgement was definitely milking though. This new game though, provided the don't release it until later next year and develop a really good story (that explains why there is another Gears) then it could be a great game and fresh start for the franchise.

As far as MS milking goes Sony is just as bad. God of War comes to mind immediately and there are many others.

Final Fantasy has to be the most milked franchise of all if you really want to get down to brass tacks.

Regardless all the platforms have their IPs that they milk.

malokevi1696d ago

Gears MMOTPS confirmed? :)

jks. Speculation, it's all I'm good at. And I'm not so good at it.

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XiSasukeUchiha1696d ago

Please i don't like companies that just milk for sales that just really stupid!

PixelNinja1696d ago

So you don't like Sony or Nintendo?

malokevi1696d ago

Look at every industry. Movies, technology, games, music. People love money as much as they hate change.

DigitalRaptor1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

I could see a strategy game like XCOM working with the Gears license.

But Gears is what it is. I don't think it has much room to expand unless they add something completely new and wild.

TedCruzsTaint1696d ago

Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing that. I used to really enjoy the series, but I've very much grown tired of the straight-up wall shooters.
This would actually be pretty interesting.

christocolus1696d ago

It may work as a first person shooter or rts or an open world adventure game but i just feel safer with it as it is (third person shooter).

maniacmayhem1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

I say keep it third person, make it 8v8, make three or four maps but have them be huge and have destructible environments that can change paths when buildings are torn down, or could create new paths, tunnels or block off key areas.

Place interactive hazards around the maps too. Drive a tanker on fire into the opposing team and jump out at the last minute as it explodes, power on electrical fences, gather different equipment parts to make some sort of ultra cannon that when completed can seriously turn the tide of the game.

It doesn't have to be innovative just something new to that series.

LoliconMaster1696d ago

So he thinks it could work as a Dating Sim?

TedCruzsTaint1696d ago

There was something going on between Dom and Marcus. You can't convince me otherwise.

GreenRanger1696d ago

You mean the Gears of War games weren't Dating Sims to begin with?!