Spencer Comments on Gears of War’s New, Dark Direction
Phil Spencer has come forward to talk about Black Tusk's Gears of War, which intends to bring the COGs over to the Xbox One.
Total Xbox reports that Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, commented on the lengths Black Tusk and Microsoft Studios are willing to go in order to successfully bring Gears of War over to his company's next-gen system. While we haven't seen any type of in-game comment yet and Microsoft is giving Black Tusk as much time as it needs, we're very anxious to rev up the Lancer one more time.
"I wouldn't call it a reboot because I don't think the franchise necessarily needs that," Spencer said. "I know [Gears of War: Judgement] didn't hit everybody's needs and desires in terms of what they wanted. But I think we can continue, but we can also - we have a new team, Rod Fergusson there to really help with the continuity. I think we can make sure that we're investing in this thing for the next decade, which is how I want to think about it."
Rod Fergusson was the executive producer for the original Gears of War trilogy back when it was developed by Epic Games. Fergusson was signed up by Black Tusk at the beginning of 2014 to manage Black Tusk Studios and oversee the development of the next game. Spencer wants to bring the series back to the original feeling of Delta Squad, where Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird faced impossible odds and weren't making light of the situation.
"The thing that was great about the early Gears of War games, to me, [was] just the epic scale of the settings that I was in. The story, the setting was a lot more what I would call soulful and maybe even a little dark. And Rod and I have talked about this; I think the game over time became almost more of a parody of itself; not for any kind of horrible reasons. It's hard to continue to manage the IP."
In all honesty Xbox, we're really hoping for a Gears of War anthology released for the Xbox One similar to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Black Tusk has a lot to live up to: