"Black Tusk Studios, the developers who have been tasked with carrying on the Gears of War series, are currently working on a new title for the Xbox One, though there's also a chance that there's an Xbox 360 version in development too."
Please no. Stop this cross gen stuff.
Why?? there is no reason to stop support as long as it is given the same treatment as FH2. 2 teams 2 consoles, it's as simple as that. not only that this gives us xbox owners far more confidence that Microsoft want abandon the xbox one so quickly because of new hardware 5 to 10 years from now.
Agreed. FH2 was great on the Xbox One without being compromised by there being an Xbox 360 version. If the same is true with Gears, I can't see many people complaining.
Actually your right. 360 owners can be happy with some crap game and keep throwing their money at it because I won't. Forgot the 360 versions aren't holding back the One. Forza Horizon 2 is garbage on 360. Even as a standalone game with no comparison to the One, it lacks in so many way to the first game. So disappointed, I refunded the game. The game won't be getting DLC either on 360.
absolutely ,MS is doing allot to support MS customers whether is on xb1 , 360 or PC and somehow its being spun as bad , instead of giving phil spencer the credit he deserves .
Cross-gen support is going to keep happening for quite a while. I think it's great that these companies are still supporting their older consoles, and they should, because after all, Sony did say that the PS3 would have a 10 year life cycle, and we haven't hit 10 years yet.
Cross gen games should stop now because developers are being split, resources are split and games are made to cater lower end hardware. I can understand why cross gen titles exist and have been plentiful this year, but now we really have to focus the current gen, by making games that take full advantage of the hardware.
That does it! I will not buy this game if it's cross gen
MS supporting old consoles? no way!!!! Good thing if true
They are likely considering it because the XB1 install base is still too small and there is still a sizeable market on the X360 that will buy it.
Except when you do this crap you dont give a big enough reason to jump to the newest generation of consoles which looses you money in the long run. Last generation had a freakong decade almost! It is time to start putting money and time in to the new consoles and move on. If the developers dont move on then customers wont either because they have no reason to.
Since this is rumoured to be a 2016 release, that would make the 360 ELEVEN years old. Now that's supporting a console for a long time.
The xbone is struggling to catch up in sales against the ps4, which is why ms is continuing their "support" of the 360 versions ;-) clever backup plan I say...
I agree there is no need for a 360 version when the game is releasing in 2016. If you still don't have a next gen system in 2016 I don't know what to tell ya
Xbox360 is still limited to dvd9, so technically, any crossgen(360-one)game on the Xbox one is still somewhat not reaching it's full potential as a current-gen game.
Yeah last gen lasted long enough it's time that those people who bought 360's and haven't upgraded yet to migrate over to the One
Not everyone can afford the entry fee for next gen, plus there are people who may have bought one of the bundles released in the last couple of years and they still want to get some more use out of it. Im all for cross gen releases as long as it's done well.
Most 360 owners migrated to PS4, not Xbox one.
I went from 360 to one and never looked back. Great games. Great network. Great system.
LOL! Oh yes sir! Oh wait, you're actually serious? People will move on when and what they choose to, not when a crazy fanboy dictates.
This article is stupid. The only basis for this rumor is a job posting that says experience working on ps3 and Xbox 360. That doesn't mean anything except they are looking for an experienced developer.
Seriously though SONY needs to do the same thing.
Well given there are still literally no games I want on XB1 that I can't play on 360 I can't see any reason to upgrade. If GOW had been a launch title for XB1 I probably would have bought one at launch, plus the way current gen gaming is going is this going to be another half arsed game? Is the new Gears game going to be an even bigger step down than Judgement was from GOW3?
If they're developing for the 360 as well, then you can be sure there are compromises. It would be a shame to hold a much improved Xbone version back.
EVERYBODY STOP PANICKING! Has anyone actually read this article? I don't understand how them looking for someone with "xbox 360/ps3 experience" means gears will be cross-gen. Why wouldn't they want someone with previous gen experience, it just means more skill. I love how most people think of this as an announcement from MS or something. This seems like a ridiculous farfetched assumption to me. Gears 5 probably isn't coming out for another 2 years, i highly doubt they'll be making cross-gen games by then. The only possibility I could think of would be an HD remaster, since 2016 is the anniversary year for Gears 1. Which would make more sense if they're looking for xbox 360 experience.
Automatically gimped... What a shame! Gears is single handedly the main franchise that could get me to buy a One... But if the story/online don't improve along with cross plat holding it back... Might save me some good cash!
Gears isn't cross gen.... Black Tusk is just recruiting people with experience on 360/PS3....You know "CONSOLE EXPERIENCE". Because not a lot of people have extensive experience with X1 or PS4 since they're not even a year old yet. Gears X1 is going to be THE best looking UE4 game just like Gears 1-Judgement were the best looking UE3 games on last gen consoles. Epic is working closely with BTS to help make it the game that makes UE4 pop.
Even if anothe dev is doing the 360 version, thats another dev that can make a completely different game for Xbox one
If Halo 5 isn't cross Gen, which its not, there's no chance gears will be. They need to sell more Xbox ones, no continue selling 360s
If they're still making money on the 360, then you can bet that they will continue to support it.
Crappy as it sounds. MS needs to do what Sony did with the vita. Focus all power on the new hardware.
For the love of god stop with the cross gen. I understand there's a big userbase there and you need to make money, but this shit better be over with by 2015
This is a good thing, how anyone can think its not is beyond me, ms are supporting their old hardware, which they failed to do with the original xbox, its an improvement, its not gonna effect me as i have an xbox1 and ps4 but it is good to see.
The first game for XBOX One also being on XBOX 360 isn't necessarily a bad move. For anyone who hasn't upgraded from an XBOX 360, it could be good incentive to stay with the XBOX brand. LittleBigPlanet 3 is also cross-gen, but if LittleBigPlanet 4 was only for PS4, it'd be reason to keep on PlayStation if you enjoyed it. I think it's a constructive low-risk way to gauge the interest of existing IPs in other developers' hands. Will it hold the game back? Honestly, it's likely, but it'd still be a good way to get people to stay "in the family". It would be like a teaser for a bigger and more dedicated title on more powerful hardware.
Horizon2 is not a cross gen title. So calm down and rise the hype ;-)
It is, actually.
The differences are so vast... They really just share a name and cars
It is in name alone mostly. There are features in Horizon 2 (XBox One) that aren't in the XBox 360 version. No Drivatar, no weather, not all the events, I'm not even sure if it has *Anna* or not. The 360 version wasn't even created by the same developer as the XB1 version.
Yeah give 360 user base another reason to not buy the One. This is stupid.
No, plz no. Not gears :( Don't do this to gears :(
Lol... no its not cross gen. Lord...they require ps3 & 360 experience as MOST devs on console don't have xbox 1 or PS4 experience yet. Basically they are required to have console development background specifically.
well its gonna be a hell of a diference from 720p to 900p ;-p
Go play fail club Shitzone and Knack ;)
im a pc gamer you tool and i play ryse son of rome at 1440p dont mess with the pc master race troglodyte ;-p Sony rules this gen as ms ruled previous .I know your butt hurts this gen xbot go pay ms for online play.Admit that your console is a media center and begone.!!!!
Welcome to the year 2013, were Sony decided to follow MS lead and started charging for online play. An attempt to pull them out of 7 years of straight losses in the BILLIONS and a credit rating of Junk as set by both Moody's and Fitch.
typical fanboy listen moodys and fitch are what?there nothing to be consider about they make numbers and u suppose to be scared of them and...anywayz i hope they forecast themshelves.Anyway as i said before i play on pc.Mshaft took the lazy way and the cheap way this generation xbot i hope ur happy with your aaa+ rated company that gave you an overpriced media center and halo verse in 1080p~almost.Where are the games dude? next (current actually) has no games that are good exclusives.With 600 dollars you can get a descent pc that plays true 1080p 60 fps and msaa not fxaa or mlaa which are terible excuse of filters and tell me later about the overpriced entry level media center of yours which your rival sony made a cheaper one but with better gpu. Value~money ratio (although i believe both of the consoles should be 200$ thats what they deserve hardware wise).Dont be proud of your ignorance in 2014.Start learning being a gamer and stop shuving your mind with marketing xbot crap.
The thing that gets me is the hypocrisy. People complained about lack of OG support when 360 launched. Now they are complaining when MS tries to support the 360 as well as the one. It's the same hypocrisy with PC gamers as well.
yeap i agree.
People will criticise Microsoft at any opportunity, I've just learned to ignore it. People will let stupidity blind them to any sort of common sense
cross gen and hd remasters need to go die
I doubt the upcoming Gears of War will be cross-gen. The job requirement states not only Xbox 360, but also PS3. Which means they're looking for people who have shipped a game on either platform. In other words, they need someone who has console programming experience.
Im hoping its not cross gen. Its time to move on from Xbox 360.
I seriously doubt that the next Gears will be cross-gen. We already have 4 games on the 360. The Xbox One needs a Gears game made ONLY for that console so that they can sell more consoles to Gears fans who don't already have one.
If you want to move consoles you don't do it, but as a fan service it's a good move. If the X1 Version gets no compromise then let the 360 Crowd have a new gears too. Not gonna see it happen too soon though. My guess is Gears Trilogy next Year and Gears 4 six months later just like Halo 5
Great to see support for the 360 MS top job look forward to my new gears.
Also add the fact that Microsoft's ending 360 support in 2016. I wouldn't expect the new Gears to release until 2017.
Well, considering it was going to be 720p and 30fps on X1 anyway, I don't see why the hell not lol
Gears of War, Crackdown, Halo 5 and Tomb Raider will all be using DX12 and the cloud. They will all be 1080p 60/30fps. There are many games on the XB1 that are 1080P now. There are games that will be patched and upgraded to 1080P in the future.
Lol. People went and slagged MS for not supporting the 360 before this gen started. Now, MS is supporting the 360 and they are being slagged. There is nothing wrong with cross gen games like forza horizon 2. They are the same game in name and map setting only. The race events are very different, the drivatars only exist on x1, the graphical detail in each game is completely different, even the controller gameplay is very different between the games. This is definitely not a port but two different games. And it is not like they took resources away from current gen to make it happen. They had two different studios do the game. Everyone should applaud MS for still showing strong first party support to 360. The console still sells decently and games are still selling good on it. Why wouldn't they keep supporting it? Cross gen games are not ports. They are the same game name with the same map/story only. Call of duty ghosts, battlefield 4, etc. Were ports between generations.
Hey guys its a good thing for Gears to come to both systems. Let MS support the 360 for as long as they can. Look at Sony , they support systems for a long time as well. The XB1 version will be the true next gen version while the 360's will be a good game as well.
This is the only way the xbone will reach 1080p, --crossgen games---lol
Go away troll
As long as they don't hold back on the Xbox One version then that's fine. We bought new consoles for "next-gen" games, not cross platform games that are less than what they can be, so let's hope it's the best they can make it.
Makes sense for MS since the install base is low on XONE. However, one would think that they would pump up the standards on GOW5 and go XONE only but the waning interest in GOW games might not warrant the added expense.
i will laugh hard if this is true cross gen?? how does microsoft expect to sell xbox one's with this being cross gen?
Put it on the PC too like so many other X1 games..
I wouldn't mind if they made 2 different gears game on the 360 and XB1. They shouldn't be the same game though. The XB1 version should be exclusive to the XB1. Make an action RPG Gears for the XBox 360.
Does it matter? I think the series lost its mystery, a new ip would be nice.
I hope not! that would be a terrible decision! Give people a reason to buy an XB1
IDGAF if a game like madden is cross gen, but it's ridiculous if a AAA first party game is. Take a game like The Division for example. A game like that is not feasible on last gen systems. If it was cross gen the scope of the game would be scaled back to accommodate the least common denominator, holding back the next gen version. Do you really want a new Gears (or any first party next gen game) to be held back in scope just to be able to be on last gen hardware? I paid $500 for an Xbone and I want Microsoft to give me some shit that is only possible on the system I shelled out that kind of money for.