Today it was learned that Black Tusk Studios is working on the next Gears of War title, but not much is known about it yet. A few hints could be found in a couple career opportunity ads posted by Microsoft in behalf of the studio.
Dam... i just might have to buy a X1 for this.
Yeah, I'm hoping for something good. Judgment was something of a very bare bones game. The campaign lacked anything to pull me back in after completion for another go, and the multiplayer wasn't my cup of tea at all. Which is a surprise as the multiplayer was handled by Epic whereas the campaign was developed by People Can Fly. Judgment really made me look back and realize that Gears of War 3 included a TON of content. Even before any of the DLC, there was a great amount of maps and characters to play as on them. And I still hate the fact that Judgment stripped the Locust from standard multiplayer. That never sat well with me. So what I hope to see is a visually impressive Gears game packed with content, a campaign that will be fun enough to revisit after completion, and versus multiplayer with COG VS Locust, and of course, horde mode.
All they need to do is just take Gears 3 and add to it. Even minor changes like when they added meat shield in 2 and even the cover vault kick in 3. That's all they have to do!! Keep the original foundation and don't go messing with it like they did with judgement. And if they actually do that, MS will have sold another XB1 here anyway.
Black Tusk was apparently working on a new IP before this. Now we're back to more Gears. Creativity am cry
Eh, honestly you can be creative both with new IPs and old ones. An IP is just a framework, it still leaves a ton of room for creativity even if it adds some boundaries.
It's not that I don't like Gears, but I feel that unless they start a whole new arc with new personalities, the series has run it's course. This new IP was supposed to be good too. Here's a quote from NeoGAF's own CBOAT: "btusk inst not that B!g. teh spygam WAS REAAL. preriod. n itwa$ good." (Black Tusk is not that big. The spy game was real, and it was good.)
To be fully honest, I'll take Cboat seriously when he'll start to write in English :D The career opportunity ad seems to indicate that they're working on a completely new cast, at least looking at the wording, so I'll retain judgement until I'll actually see the results of the creativity :D
@Abriael My man seriously got a Disagree for using the phrase "I'll retain judgement until I'll actually see the results of the creativity :D" Wtf, dude. Come on, N4G community. We're better than this. Lol.
its MS man they love milking the same 3-4 franchises throughout. I like gears but i thought Gears 3 was the end and Judgement just didn't have that magic in the game i guess more power to MS and Gears fans but i for one would have loved to see something new Abriael I hope you are right my friend because Judgement left a very sour taste in my mouth
Gears is set in a universe there is tons of comic books with more stories and more depth. Gears 1,2.3 was a trilogy its story started from gears 1 to 3, the end. Gears judgement was a spin off and it was terrible. Epic just copied and pasted that game no real work was done.
Lets see uncharted 4. Uhmmm God of war 6. Case closed Don't forget the PSP games
Lol. Sonys milking is worse. God of war and uncharted
You didn't say that when Uncharted 4 was announced !
He also didnt say that when a new god of war was announced or a new killzone got released
@autoCad - New God of War announced?!?!? Where?????
Eh Sony has a great balance of sequels and new IP. Even when naughty dog was making uncharted, they were still allowed to create something like the last of us. Quantic Dream didn't sign up to create a sequel to heavy rain, they made beyond. Insomniac created resistance and kept with ratchet and clank. They've introduced tons of new IP throughout the generation to balance out those sequels. It's all about having the right balance between old and fresh new stuff
@static That's true. Sony has a history of throwing a lot of money a developer and saying "go make your vision." We get groundbreaking games, and Sony has built up a lot of good faith with developers as a result.
Because we know very clearly that 1) ND has two teams 2) Their patten of releasing games 3) We know their quality is OUTSTANDING We don't much facts about Gears, Black Tusk, their new IP or quality yet
No they weren't, they just had some assets that they put together as an e3 trailer. They only just got the license to Gears. So the 'black tusk game' ppl kept bringing up was never actually a game.
If anything Black Tusk has Gears in a concept stage and hasn't even begun to work on anything. It'll be at least 2 years before we see this games release. That gives plenty of time for Black Tusk to finish any game they were working on when the studio formed.
I think Phil said they arent gonna be actively making the new IP at this time because they are working on gears.
Gears full of story!
Cant wait for E3 to see what they working on.
No point making a half arsed gears game, it will not sell. I like what i am hearing so far.
Yep. Judgement was quite a let down and damaged the series quite a lot especially the youtube community which is effectively dead now. The MP was changed so much for the worst IMO but they did get weapon balancing quite well. Man just thinking about a next-gen Gears with no BS hosting/OP retro launcher on dedicated servers makes me giddy :p Might just have to get an XB1 in future it seems.
This gonna so awesome can't wait
343i was created to continue the Halo franchise after Bungie was through with it. I liked Halo 4, but it's clear a lot of people didn't like what 343i did with Halo 4 (specifically its multiplayer) and there is a lot of pressure on Halo 5. Many people began gaming with Halo and have followed the series since, and I feel like a lot of the people who started with the franchise have honestly had enough of it - myself included. I feel like Black Tusk Studios and the Gears of War IP is in a similar situation. I know a lot of people that bought an Xbox 360 because of Gears of War (including myself). Black Tusk Studios is already working on a new IP, plus an important new entry into the Gears of War franchise that will define the franchise and it's long term viability this generation. I hope for Black Tusk Studios and fans of the Gears of War franchise that the next entry is great.
I hope their new ip is not being canned to work on gears. I would imagine that they are being split into 2 since they were already working on "multiple ip's" on their website.
I hope it's awesome. These new guys working on the game must really know why Judgment failed. Can't wait for information on E3.
Makes me sad that Black Tusk was pulled from creating a new IP and plopped down upon last gen's leftovers. I feel the same way about Gears as I do God of War, Killzone, Halo, and CoD. I've got excitement for maybe one more Uncharted left in me, but even that series is beginning to wane. It's a new generation. Deliver some new IPs, boys. Obviously Sony will deliver as they have in the past, but Microsoft had a real chance to do something great and they blew it by playing it safe and milking Gears one more time. It looks like the bone will be relying on Halo, Gears and Forza like the 360 did last gen.
You know, there are other new ip's on the xbox one. I'd mention them, but I think you already know the ones I'm referring to. Just because black tusk is working on gears doesn't mean all the other new x1 ip's can be dismissed. edit: @megaton below Um, I don't know if you're just messing around, but that isn't the game(s) I was talking about. I was referring to Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, D4, etc. And yes, I'll include Ryse as well. That's a new IP (going by your argument), whatever quality you may attach it to. And how on earth would I know if the new ip's are "good games??" They haven't been released yet (apart from Ryse). I thought that part was obvious. And I assume black tusk (being the huge team that it is) is probably tasked with creating multiple ip's, not just Gears of War.
Yeah sure, there's Ryse. Comparable to Knack. Should I have clarified that they should be "good" games?
black tusk is also working on a mystery project, do you remember that weird trailer in E3, that seems cool too, and is a new IP, it is not really pulled.
Supposedly that was never really a game. Merely something they rendered to get "the juices flowing".
Wish blacktusk all the best. Here's hoping that they make the best gears in the series.
Im a huge fan of Gears but without Epic making it I really don't want it. Even if Black Tusk is good they are not as good as Epic. And with more involvement from Microsoft im a little worried. Some of the stuff they forced Epic to do was pretty terrible. The DLC for Gears of War was supposed to be free but Microsoft refused to let them do that.
Honestly, I think gears is in better hands now. Clearly, you saw what happened to judgement under epic (they handed its development over to another studio and began working on other things). And pretty much all of the senior individuals who fueled the original trilogy departed epic once tencent started to buy stakes in the company. With black tusk, gears has new, fresh blood, the full support of microsoft (cash and resources), and a studio full of industry veterans that are itching to make their presence known in the world (similar to 343 industries).
Best gaming news I have heard since the launch of XB1 will be a day one purchase that's for sure.
I smell a flop, just like the Ryse debacle. So much 'hype' from the boners on Black Tusk.. without any reference or involvement from any other games they worked on. Zero history. The only thing we know is they are 'world class developers from other companies'. What does that even mean? It could be Adam Sandler or Kim Kardashian working on this game for all we know.
Why is every piece of news a rumour on this site? We need more concrete confirmations in my opinion. ot: only gears I played were G1,2 hopefully this new title will sway me to buy an X1.
I'm kinda excited.. But not like "WOW NOW I NEED A XBONE!!!" excited...
I now will purchase a X1 to go with my PS4 the day the new Gears releases,my fav game franchise is worth the money!! Make MP great again mix of 1+3 15 maps atleast,whole new story and enemy and even timeline,Earth setting under attack and you have to save the day,up to 12 player on line co-op,no sawed off shotgun or aiming recticules,no overpowered weapons or stopping power,more players in MP ranging from 6 v 6 all the way up to 15 v 15,mix of big and small maps ,imagine fighting with 30+ players in a rundown next gen Paris,the only way is up for Gear,not over for a long shot millions of possibilities
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