Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Phil Spencer: Next Gears of War Probably Third Person, but Black Tusk’s IP “Paused” For the Right Time

Microsoft Game Studios head honcho Phil Spencer is probably the person that best knows what’s going on with the the next Gears of War on Xbox One, and with the studio working on it, Black Tusk. Today he took to Twitter to give a few more details on the whole issue.

First of all he responded to a user asking if the next Gears of War would be a strategy game, and luckily the answer was quite different:

I’d imagine we’d start with a building on the 3rd person roots of the franchise.

He also answered to a question about the possibility of Black Tusk’s own IP being scrapped in favor of Gears of War, mentioning that there’s still a chance for us to see something come out of it in the future.

We never really “scrap” anything we do, we might hit pause and wait for the right time but we keep all the work.

Hopefully we’ll hear more about that IP soon enough, but I wouldn’t expect much at least for a year or so. It definitely looked impressive when we saw the tech demo at E3, even if theoretically it wasn’t a game announcement.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/01/phil-spencer-next-gears-of-war-probably-third-person-but-black-tusks-ip-paused-for-the-right-time/



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Dup I guess.

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So instead of a new ip, we'll get an other Gears Of War in 2016...Great

Predictions for end of 2014 HW sales:

 PS4: 17m   XB1: 10m    WiiU: 10m   Vita: 10m

 

Yay instead of another Ip it's another Gears, yawn

But perhaps the new Gears will give Black Tusk some recognition as a developer(since their new)
so as gamers could buy their games in the future, but still yawn

If their new IP was as good as people were saying (even troll cboat) then I expect great things from the new Gears.

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Good for the fans of the franchise and a safe bet from MS.

Good for Gears fans I guess. Sucks for people legitimately interested in Black Tusk's new IP.

Had a bet with eFKac on whether or not Valve will be at Sony's E3: I lost.

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I hope they do create a new ip after gears.

I feel bad for Black Tusk.

How would it feel to be working on something unique, something you came up with that would reflect the identity of your studio, then one day Microsoft says, "hey, put your original stuff aside, we want you to take this old IP that the original studio was finished with and make it fresh again." That could not have felt very nice.

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pokoko said:
I feel bad for Black Tusk.

How would it feel to be working on something unique, something you came up with that would reflect the identity of your studio, then one day Microsoft says, "hey, put your original stuff aside, we want you to take this old IP that the original studio was finished with and make it fresh again." That could not have felt very nice.

You really do not know how it all went down.  It could be that the new IP was not ready, fleshed out correctly or had a number of issues that would prevent it from hitting the market.  Also being a new IP the risk is higher since its been said that this is suppose to be a AAA IP.

You do not know if the studio head of Black Tusk asked for the Gears IP.  You do not know how long this has been going on and Black Tusk always knew they would get the IP and start work on it.  There are a lot of unknowns you do not know and trying to think up bad scenerios is no different than someone thinking of good.  One thing you can be clear about is that MS trust Black Tusk with a IP that is very important to their profolio.  There will be high expectations from Black Tusk on the Gears IP just like 343 for Halo.  In the end, whatever Gears game is produced by Black Tusk will be their game.  They can pretty much go in any direction they want.  I am sure at the end of the day, the people in the studio are excited to put their mark on the IP and probably would be looking forward to making it better than Epic.