It seems like it was only yesterday that gamers were in awe of the graphics and gameplay of Gears Of War. Gears of War launched on November 7, 2006 for the Xbox 360 after a stream of subpar launch titles. Microsoft revealed yesterday that it acquired the IP from its former developer, Epic Games.
This scenario mirrors the acquisition of the Halo franchise from Bungie Studios. Now, future Gears of War games will be developed by Microsoft’s Vancouver based studio, Black Tusk. Former Epic Games executive Rod Fergusson will be assisting the studio with future installments of the franchise.
With Ferguson’s extensive resume and Microsoft’s in house talent, there’s no doubt that the Gears of Wars Franchise is in proper hands.