Microsoft bought the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games for an estimated $100 million at most. Black Tusk Studios with the former Epic Games and Gears of War director, Rod Ferguson, will be responsible for the franchise and are working a title for the near future.
This move makes a lot of sense for Microsoft. The franchise is already synonymous with the Xbox platform and they need all the exclusive franchises they can gather.
I enjoyed Gears of War 3 but I also felt like I had my fill of that brand of third person shooting. I didn’t even bother with Gears of War: Judgement. But by the time the next Gears of War title lands for the Xbox One, I should be ready to chainsaw Locusts once again.
P.S – Epic Games says they’re still in the business of developing games.