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Submitted by UltimaEnder 274d ago | article

Meet the Studio Creating the Next Gears of War Game

From the iAmXbox.com feature article:

"Back in January, Microsoft announced the company had purchased the rights to the Gears of War franchise, insuring the series remained exclusive to the Xbox brand. The Big M also announced Rod Fergusson would be spearheading the production of the next Gears title and lending his talents to Black Tusk Studios. If Cliff Bleszinski was the father of Gears of War for Epic Games, Rod Fergusson was the uncle, so the world let out a collective sigh knowing he will lead the franchise forward. Mid-sigh, the world interrupted itself, and gamers all over asked, “So wait… Who are Black Tusk Studios?” (Black Tusk Studios, Dev, Gears of War, Industry, Microsoft, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

UltimaEnder  +   274d ago
What a history, looking forward to what Black Tusk and Mr. Fergusson can bring to the new franchise!
GameNameFame  +   274d ago
unproven dev with multiple cancled games under their belt and no success.

Yup...
jgrigs09  +   274d ago
Oh really? What are these "canceled" games?
headblackman  +   274d ago
stop troll and go play your ps4! im sure you've got like 30+ AAA titles that you can play on you ps4 instead of trolling on x1 matters (that's sarcasm by the way).
redwin  +   274d ago
I would like to see MS let Black Tusk and Rare work on games they feel passionate about first and then impose on them different endeavors after.
Sabrewolf82  +   274d ago
Yeah all you need a developer whose 2 games were Canned hasn't released a game to work a solid franchise great work ms.
Angainor7  +   274d ago
Why don't you just go and bury yourself somewhere, pstroll..
UltimaEnder  +   274d ago
Great argument....
dmitrijs88  +   274d ago
call carepolice
Gamer1982  +   273d ago
So they got the staff no other studios wanted and who made games like TRON: Evolution, and need for speed the run? Not exactly AAA game making staff however every studio has to start somewhere and like with anything else you get enough backing and you click with your fellow team you can make AAA games. I mean you think Media Molecule and Turn 10 all started off with AAA game devs?
LaurenKB123  +   274d ago
I had no idea the history of Black Tusk Studios, great article...
curtis92  +   274d ago
2018 will be a big year for them!
Insomnia_84  +   274d ago
lol
LaurenKB123  +   274d ago
Seriously? I'm guessing 2015...
Lukas_Japonicus  +   274d ago
Late 2015 is my guess. This game needs time, the quality for the MP has to be of a high standard, like the past games.

And they better not mess up horde mode!
redwin  +   274d ago
Wouldn't it normally take about 3 years for a title to be developed ? Unless they are just gonna come out with another online multyplayer only title. Then I think it'll be about 2 years
DigitalRaptor  +   274d ago
2016.

They only recently acquired the license, and cancelled the promising, original IP. GeoW 4 can only still be in planning phase.

I wish Black Tusk all the best though. Looking forward to seeing what they are capable of on their own terms, when MS lets them make what they want to.
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medman  +   274d ago
You better hope Gears doesn't release in 2015 as they just got the assignment. They have to still be in storyboard mode, if they've even got that far, with no actual engine work or development being done as yet. Late 2016 is a little more realistic, with 2017 even more realistic. 2015 is fantasy.
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curtis92  +   274d ago
You guys... they are in the 'planning' phase of Gears of War. Do not expect it in under 3 years. Also, MS themselves said no rush on it.
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CrowbaitBob  +   273d ago
I'm thinking Halo 5 late 2015, Gears 4 late 2016. At the earliest.
Bonkerz  +   274d ago
I really think these guys are going to be huge. They have ALOT of talent on the team, and MS is definitely not being shy with funding them with alot of cash. These guys will probably be the ND of X1.
WeedyOne  +   274d ago
They cannot be the ND of next gen because they are being told what to do, make a gears of war game.

If they were like ND they would say screw that old IP! I'll make whatever game I damn well please!

Dont get me wrong I think Blacktusk has a lot of talent. I was just hoping they would make a new IP to establish themselves, something more original than a Gears 4.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   274d ago
Good read.
Seems Microsoft has a solid team on their hands. Let's hope they bring new life to a series that was getting a bit stale.
All the best to them.
LaurenKB123  +   274d ago
Exactly, I think the franchise could be in much worse hands these days, but not in better hands (for an in house dev team, lead by GearsViking)!
maniacmayhem  +   274d ago
Good luck to these guys, Gears 1 and 3 is probably the most fun I have had last gen playing multiplayer. I really hope they can bring that same type of fun plus add something new and needed to the franchise.
nukeitall  +   274d ago
Gears and Mass Effect were the games I had the most fun with next to Wii Sports and Kinect Sports!

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