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Black Tusk has only been working on new Gears of War for a week

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Posted on January 30, 2014 AT 04:01am

Black Tusk Studios’ new Gears of War title has only been in active development for around one week, corporate VP of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer has revealed.

When questioned about the new title on Twitter, he responded: ”Leadership team has been involved for a month but studio has only been on Gears for a week.” Later he was asked for a possible time frame for the game’s release, to which he replied: “Working on product plan now.”

Microsoft announced that it had acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games earlier this week, and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, would be joining Microsoft to play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk.

“It all comes back to our commitment to Xbox fans. The “Gears of War” franchise has a very strong, passionate and valued fan base on Xbox. Over twenty-two million units have been sold across all “Gears of War” titles worldwide, grossing over $1B dollars (US). This franchise, and these fans, are part of the soul of Xbox,” Spencer said at the time.

“By acquiring this franchise, Microsoft Studios will continue to offer them more of their favorite games and entertainment experiences from the “Gears of War” universe.”

 

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