Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer, gave some new information regarding a new entry of the Gears franchise on Microsoft’s next generation console.
But it seems like it’s not coming any time soon, and you’ll find out why below. (This was revealed in a IGN podcast).
“I thought we did a good job with Judgment, but I don’t think it hit the level of quality we saw in the previous games. I think review scores showed that. Sales showed that. I really think we’d need to take a step back with Epic and think about… I don’t want to call it a reboot because I think it’s an overused term but think about where that franchise goes and how to expand what it was.
“I’d love to have that conversation. I do talk to the Epic guys often. They’re also busy right now. I think they’ve said Gears is kind of on the back burner for them. So I think it would be a situation when the opportunity came up at the right time it’d be great to sit down with them. They’re, again, the right team to work on that game. Trying to find another team to do that game I think is possible, but you’d want to make sure you did that very carefully along with them to make sure we had the right thing in place.”
“I think that franchise would need to be… not reworked but you’d need to think about how to expand the universe and what people are doing,” he said.”Maybe take it more gritty, I don’t know. You’d want to do something with it, because I think it did run its course on 360. And it was a great success on the 360, but it doesn’t quite have a story arc of a thing like Halo or something, at least the way it’s played out in the games.”
It seems like a new Gears of War game is not coming out any time soon, but who knows maybe in two years we’ll see Marcus and company on the Unreal Engine 4.
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