Microsoft snaps up Gears of War, starts new game

Epic Games has handed over the rights to Gears of War to publisher Microsoft. The deal includes the rights to all existing and future games, plus merchandise and “entertainment experiences” – and MS has wasted no time in setting the cogs in motion.

A brand new game is already in the works at Canadian developer Black Tusk Studios, under the watchful eye of Rod Fergusson. The new Gears is in safe hands: Fergusson oversaw the franchise as Director of Production at Epic, and will now play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk.

Fergusson says:

I’ve been privileged to work on a lot of great games with a lot of great teams, but “Gears” has had the most impact on me professionally and personally, so this really feels like a homecoming. I can’t wait to share more with you all soon.

“Soon” might still be a while away – but we’re hoping to hear more from Black Tusk about the new Gears of War by the end of the year.

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