Next Gears of War Has To “Reignite Franchise,” Says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

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The next Gears of War game, currently in development for the Xbox One at Black Tusk studios, will take a while before it’s ready for release, says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, who made the following tweet (thanks, OXM) in response to a fan:

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In response to Spencer’s tweet, another fan voiced his agreement, stating that the felt Gears of War 4 “needs to be huge”. Spencer replied: “And I believe we’ve built the right team to achieve that goal, I just want to give them the time.”


Microsoft recently purchased the Gears of War license from Epic Games, and assigned Black Tusk to develop further games in the series. At the time, Spencer revealed that the series has sold 22 million copies thus far.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.