Xbox One Gears of War Dev: "We Have to Show That We Have A Legitimate Claim to This IP."

Black Tusk producer Rod Fergusson says next Gears of War game will stay true to the essence of the series.

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JCOLE131951928d ago

I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with Gears. I think the series is in great hands.

christocolus1928d ago

Same here, i'm looking forward to this game so badly. it may just be the best gears ever.. Rod fergurson has really big plans for the ip. I hope BT have something spectacular planned for us at gamescom. I would give anything to see a short teaser of Gears and Halo 5 sp.

salmon_slapped1928d ago

With a huge improvement to graphics for both of those games...I might just lose it when they release some footage.

GarrusVakarian1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

I hope they revisit the darker tone of the first game. I loved the other two games, but something was definitely lost in terms of how the campaigns felt.

Take the horde mode from the third game, multiplayer from the second game, and the campaign from the first game and you would have the perfect Gears, imo.

LonDonE1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

hey Lukas where you been buddy? i haven't read one of your comments in a while!
Seriously your one of the sane ones on N4G its nice to read the opinions of a like minded gamer about current topics within this industry we all so love.

Hope everything has been fine mate, HAPPY GAMING!

On topic, i cant wait for a new gears game which pushes the X1 to the max! i still play gears one and it blows me away to this day how epic and smooth while being totally awesome the game feels to this day! i think a new developer is good for the franchise it brings new ideas to the table.

Pogmathoin1928d ago

I will never forget the Gary Jules commercial for the first game. What Gears was all about. Welcome back Lukas, I have only been banned twice since you been gone, and Maria was back..... And gone it seems....

guitarded771928d ago

Yeah, Gears is my favorite XBOX franchise. I'll have to break and buy an XBOX One when it comes out. Just hope they can reinvent the series without breaking it.

Ipunchbabiesforfun1927d ago

totally agree Lukas...the first campaign was epic, 2nd MP was a blast and the horde mode was brilliant. Wrap that up in a nice little package and I'd be happy. Hell, they could do a remake with the 1st game, tweak the MP and add horde and I'd re-buy it.

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Metallox1928d ago

Here I'm looking for another great frenetic multiplayer. And I hope they don't put again that short shotgun that no one liked.

tgunzz1928d ago

There is some amazing, and exciting gaming coming that's for sure. Gears Of War is why I still have 1 xb360 left. Please, oh please keep the 4 player co-op feature.

incredibleMULK1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

yep gears 3 had alot of weapons i didn't dig too much. the mulcher, one shot, sawed off, and retro lancer. Great game but part 2 multiplayer is still my favorite. It was good to play as a chick so i could stare at a females ass instead of marcus or one of the other dudes.

The only thing that worries me is another prequel. Gears judgement felt really cheap. It felt like one of those psp god of wars that were just thrown out there so psp owners had a game to play. Story blew. Graphics were good, but it just didn't have the gears feel too it...felt more like dark sector.

I honestly think msoft bought the gears ip to prevent a gears compilation from finding its way to the ps4.....that would have been devastating to the xbox brand. Now they have it now what another prequel.

I have a solution that i said in older posts....Part 3 was a dream. BAM!! never happened!

Marcus wakes up from hitting his head in the chopper after fighting the lambent brumack in the end of part 2. Problem solved he wakes up and story carries on.

Then I would just flood part of the hollow not do that whole waterworld didn't seem believable. Leave the hollow. Travel to different continents and fight those locust hollows. I'm pretty sure there are other continents on sera. I don't think having earthquakes, tatonic plates, and continents on other planets is too far fetched. Bring it on black tusk....Gears of war Awakening!

Gears4....Marcus wakes up with a bad headache and another scar only to see his beloved but annoying friend baird fall out of the chopper and crack his head open along with cole train falling right on top of baird in the 69 position....seems like something cliff blynski wouldve wanted. I know its gross but we gotta get this thing approved so we get gears 4 plus i hate those two anyway, let them die in eachothers smelly crotches.

Marcus flies the helicopter and lands it near by and starts blasting locust guts all over the place with a mini gun. So we got a partially flooded hollow near by that solidifies some imulsion big deal not a deal breaker...a deal maker story is open for business....comic books unkill characters all the time why can't we unkill a story? Unkill Dom while you're at it.

Now to continue this....every gear head knows the locust ain't an ancient civilization,...they're a lab experiment. Remember that classified cog lab with the sires...adam fenix invented them in a lab along with that niles robot/alarm system. Locust escaped and burrowed away taking marcus' mom the lab assistant making her their queen....(hence her human form). ((not to mention the in game collectables referring to marcus' mom disappearring near the hollow, or the female subject "" showing remarkable telekinic abilities. Yeah, maybe they experimented on marcus' mom in the lab and then the locust put a mental wammy on her or whatever and went yerning for locust drones at the hollow.

You get my point...they got the opportunity to blow the doors off this shit, instead of cliff blynskie style ...."just flood it all" (lame!)

come on black tusk!! follow my lead baby! it was a dream!.....your move.

abstractel1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Agree. This is the type of game that would make me buy an Xbox One. Sunset Overdrive might, but a next-gen Gears of War is bound to be epic (no pun intended). Will still probably play almost all multi-platform games on PS4 or PC though.

Gears of War really had a unique, heavy, brutal feel to it with gorgeous visuals and I am glad the series is continuing. Wish the XboxOne was a bit stronger but it should still look great.

BX811928d ago

Yeah gears is one of my favorite franchises. From the sounds of it were not close to seeing any footage of the game any time soon.

BattleN1928d ago

I wouldn't mind a Gears of War spinoff with cyborgs. Oil blood, nuts, bolts and robot parts all over the place instead of gore and violence.

700p1928d ago

Gears of War is definitely one of the best shooters out there!!! Cant wait!

liquidhalos1928d ago

This is what im waiting for to get an Xbox one. Gears made me get the 360 and damn i loved the first 3. Cant wait to see this.

Sevir1927d ago

I'm more excited for Black Tusk's new IP than their Creative direction with Gears.

Gamer19821927d ago

I'm worried for the series as it was already losing sales and steam towards the end of when EPIC owned it. They knew how to get whats best from the series I mean they are the ones who blew everybody away with it. I don't think it's going to be what it once was this coming generation as unlike other shooters like COD and battlefield that can re-invent themselves every year by jumping into the future and past and changing it up Gears is stuck in a generation. Not to mention there with a dev thats still sharpening their teeth. I can't see this getting anywhere near previous gears numbers but long time fans will probably pick it up if reviews are good.

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truefan11928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

I am glad to hear it, I think they will re-energize the franchise, like 343 is doing with Halo. Black Tusk is now 150 people according to Rod, which is a lot more resources than the other Gears team had. Can't wait to see the first snippet of this game and learn the new direction of the franchise. Gears is just on another level in terms of being a total package.

Off topic BT being 150 people means they may start working on that new up pretty soon, if they haven't already resumed.

christocolus1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

I hope they get back to completing that other ip soon enough. They've been recruiting alot lately. They hired some ex ssm and irrational games developers and they've been gradually expanding. That's what MS needs to do. They need to make sure each studio has atleast 3 different teams...right now most of the studios have no more than one or two dev teams each (with the exception of 343i). they also need to make some major aquisitions.

LXP, platform Next,lift ,soho should all be expanded too. Pressplay&twisted pixel should be given the chance to make full AA games. The studio head at pressplay has been talking about making a new Banjoe game&i honestly believe they can pull it off. The team is a really talented one,see what they've done with Max.

Eonjay1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

I am more interested in what "true to essence" means for this game. According to the wording, it sounds like they will be doing a reboot as opposed to a continuation. I am expecting the same enemies and gameplay (staying true to "essence"), but a story that plays out in a different way. Also, because they intend on continuing this as a franchise, the story may be longer, more fleshed out and possibly a new arch enemy may emerge that is controlling things from the shadows.

GarrusVakarian1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

"Gears is just on another level in terms of being a total package. "

I wouldn't say the total package, personally. It had some of, if not *the* best gameplay of any game I've ever played...but I still feel certain areas were lacking. The stories themselves were never anything mindblowing, imo, the books did a much better job in creating a believable world and was just plainly better written.

I also think, aside from Dom...and maybe Marcus, that the characters were pretty one-dimensional and generic. They were likeable, and you definitely had the feeling that they were a group of friends, instead of being just a group of soldiers...but I would have liked a little more depth and character development for the rest of the crew, especially seeing as they had three games to do so.

As long as it still handles like the old games and still has an amazing horde mode/MP, then I'm sure it will be a guaranteed success. I just hope they improve the areas I mentioned too.

MeliMel1927d ago

I would have to agree. As much as I love Gears the story was iffy at best.

At times I felt lost but the action was good enough to keep coming back.

BattleN1928d ago

New horde mode, beast mode, and the return of Guardian would make me happy!

Horde: should be an epic mode where every wave locust forces increase in number instead of becoming more powerfull and take more damage. Imagine 1,000 enemys on screen, that would be epic!

Beast: needs to be endless mode without a timer. Cog keep reinforcing and attacking till you die or meet a specific objective!

Guardian & MP modes: 10 vs 10 or more would be so awesome!

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Giantbomb821928d ago

Halo/Gears >>>> Killzone/Uncharted and it's not even close. Especially when it comes to multiplayer/co op and overall gameplay. But hey, the Sony games have great cut scenes. And that's what video games are all about on this site. Love to see what they do with horde mode. I know they'll re-invent it somehow. Multiplayer just needs to be slowed down a bit, no Retro's or sawed off shotguns either. The Gears series has the best weapons of any shooter. Hammer of Dawn, Digger Launcher, Torque, Boom, Lancer, One shot, Mulcher plus all the Gnarly executions. Gears of War 4 will be a system seller.

98xpresent1928d ago

Why ?????? Why start a fanboy war ?

stuna11928d ago

Because he has nothing better to do! I could see if these games were brought into the conversation by so called Sony fanboys, but this is obviously a inside job, which to me sounds like a definate plea for help for his own insecurities.

700p1928d ago

Thats probably because its funny seeing immature kids arguing amongst each other.

NukaCola1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

4 totally different games bro which are very unique in each of their own areas of expertise, flavor and style.

Halo and KZ are nothing alike, nor are Gears and UC.

I think the Uncharted series has like some 400 awards tho. Gears has that right? Right?

I kid. All great games.

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GarrusVakarian1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Halo and Gears had some pretty rad cut-scenes, bro.

Also: HAHAHAHAHA, that is the saltiest comment I've seen in a while. This is an XBOX article, keep that shit outta here.

Team_Litt1928d ago

Don't go there guy. Even though I enjoy Halo more than I do Killzone, I don't think that this the time or place.

Master-H1928d ago

Spoken like a true dudebro.

CorruptBoyd1928d ago

The boom has to go. Or at least only make it with one shot

voodoochild3461928d ago

The boomshot is and always has been a power weapon. It should be 2 shots like in gears 1 but removing it would be idiotic.

BattleN1928d ago

Gears, does best Uncharted, sorry Sony guys!

Mr-Dude1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )


Why the flame dude? I own multiple systems. Most here know that I prefer PlayStation, but I know a good game when I see one. For your flaming I bubbeld you down, I was not needed!

Ontopic: Gears is a awesome franchise, but Judgement... was I the only one who didn't like it?

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GamersHeaven1928d ago

Series is dead no one cares about GEOW any more.

JCOLE131951928d ago

I respectfully disagree. While Judgement wasn't the best entry in the series, there are still tons and tons of gamers who are looking forward to Gears on Xbox One.

smashs1928d ago

I agree, GEOW just feels boring and you never feel thrilled.

GarrusVakarian1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

"and you never feel thrilled"

You must never have been on a Gnasher rampage and/or played the Horde mode. My condolences.

MeliMel1927d ago

Dude you have never played a Gears of War game...thats a fact!

Mr-Dude1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )


I disagree dude... MAYBE this or Quantum Break is the game what makes me buy a Xbox One

FITgamer1928d ago

I do, it's my favorite Xbox franchise. I'm really hoping they do it justice because it's the one that'll push me to buy a Xbox One.

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donnieboy1928d ago

A MMO Gears wouldn't be so bad or have massive fields with thousands of players in them. May the Azure be with you.