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.
go for a complete nextgen unreal engine 4 development
Agreed I want to see powered by Unreal Engine 4 And push the graphics and gameplay to the max :)
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.
Cross-gen Gears would be a joke. How can you even consider that at this point?
@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.
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.
Unreal 4 only works on next gen imo, phil is just playing coy.
It'll be XB1 only, IMHO. Wouldn't make sense to not be as such to help sell more consoles.
@ape 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.
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.
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.
Definitely drop that last gen. It'll be a 2016 title, Next(current) gen will be well along by then.
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.
Make it current gen only please.
Let's make this game xbox one exclusive!
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.
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
no 360 ... xbone version will suffer for it..
No! If MS really want a 360 version, give it to a different team. Let Black Tusk focus 100% on an XB1 version.
Plz ms aint supporting the 360 anymore.
X1 exclusive please
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.
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.
I say go for it and make it xbox one exclusive.
NOOOOOOOOO DON'T put it on 360! It won't be out for 3 years.
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.
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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