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Microsoft: Black Tusk Working on Gears Only for a Week; Not Sure if it'll Be Xbox One/360 Cross Gen

Microsoft's Phil Spencer is very confident in the ability of Black Tusk Studio to restore the glory of the Gears of War franchise, but it'll be a while until we see the results, and he's still not sure if the game will land on Xbox 360 too. (Gears of War, Phil Spencer, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ape007  +   163d ago
go for a complete nextgen unreal engine 4 development
lifeisgamesok  +   163d ago

I want to see powered by Unreal Engine 4

And push the graphics and gameplay to the max :)
GameNameFame  +   163d ago
From scratch? So what. It will take 3-4 years?

MS has been reading 4 years before halo was transitioned.

Also, given Black Tusk has been having "quality issues" with their now shelved IP. and weak or no track record.

This transition is going to be worse than Halo.
ZodTheRipper  +   163d ago
Cross-gen Gears would be a joke. How can you even consider that at this point?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   163d ago
@ape Highly agreed.

Why hold back next gen? This game needs Unreal Engine 4 exclusively on X1. Not only to show off the latest Unreal Engine but dammit let it be truly next gen game with no hold backs.
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ape007  +   163d ago
Cost $$$
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truefan1  +   163d ago
I think he was being pc, he knows it isn't going to be on 360. It wont be out until like 2016, focus on making it the best title it can be on XB1.
mos6142  +   163d ago
Unreal 4 only works on next gen imo, phil is just playing coy.
cgoodno  +   163d ago
It'll be XB1 only, IMHO. Wouldn't make sense to not be as such to help sell more consoles.
christocolus  +   163d ago

Its definitly going to be developed for xbx one using the unreal engine 4. Lionhead is using it already and a next gen gears wouldnt actually be next gen if it was developed using last gens unreal engine.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   163d ago
I really hope they don't make this a cross platform. By the time the game is released they need to move on from the 360. Otherwise we are going to end up with a slightly upscaled 360 version running at 30fps on UE3.
Dlacy13g  +   163d ago
make it next gen only...if they really feel they need to have it on 360 then shop out a down port to a different studio like Titanfall is doing.
pyramidshead  +   163d ago
Definitely drop that last gen. It'll be a 2016 title, Next(current) gen will be well along by then.
-Foxtrot  +   163d ago
I thought cross gen was only for the beginning on this gen, like the transition between last gen and this one.

When Gears 4 is done it should be by late next year or even early 2016 meaning two years would have passed since these consoles were released.

What would be the point of a 360 version.
Riderz1337  +   163d ago
Make it current gen only please.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   163d ago
Let's make this game xbox one exclusive!
Lukebb91  +   163d ago
I do not have an xbox one but i want the next gears game to be for next gen only that way a year/ year and a half down the road not only will the xbox one be cheaper but gears will be at its absolute best without being dumbed down to fit the 360.

Win win....

However if it is made for the 360 as well its not going to stop me buying the limited edition and exclusive console if its made.
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nategrigs  +   163d ago
Yikes. I agree with everyone here that ditching the 360 version would improve the quality of the xbone version (pretty obvious). But I sorta understand why they would be reluctant to ignore the huge 360 install base. This makes the sales of the 360 version of TitanFall that much more interesting.

I only see this becoming an issue if xbone sales stagnate
MadSientist89  +   163d ago
no 360 ... xbone version will suffer for it..
Jdoki  +   163d ago

If MS really want a 360 version, give it to a different team. Let Black Tusk focus 100% on an XB1 version.
ricochetmg  +   163d ago
Plz ms aint supporting the 360 anymore.
Stryfeno2  +   163d ago
X1 exclusive please
DiRtY  +   163d ago
This is the lead Developer for Crysis and Rod Fergusson working on a new Gears... I want it to be a beauty.

And with 4 games, no Xbox 360 owner can seriously complain when they won't get the next game.
captainexplosion  +   163d ago
Its hard to make a content-rich, great looking game like Gears 4 in 22 months or so. Even harder because its going to a different studio. I dont see how they're going to have time to make it as it is, so I really doubt they would also do a 360 version.
Demoa  +   163d ago
I say go for it and make it xbox one exclusive.
jay2  +   163d ago
NOOOOOOOOO DON'T put it on 360! It won't be out for 3 years.
bligmerk  +   163d ago
If it has been at Black Tusk for only a week, it is going to be at least 3 years anyway. They are starting from scratch, so they have to develop new assets and more importantly, all new code. They could re-use some of the character models and animations but that would look really cheesy in 3 or 4 years, when it's released. It really means MS had nothing in development for the XBO after the initial launch titles and a couple old regulars. Even if the XBO gains some traction, their library is going to be mostly cross platform ports, at lower resolutions and frame rates. It's going to make the wait for good exclusive titles few and far between. Contrast that with over a dozen Sony studios, all working on exclusives, and having more projects beyond their next release. It's great to be a PS4-only gamer.
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DevilishSix  +   162d ago
We will probably see a reworked version of the Gears trilogy at 1080p for X1 kinda like the way Halo Aniversary was done. Sales from this will help finance the next Gears game. At least thats my prediction.

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