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Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War franchise

January 27th, 2014 by

A New Gears of War Title to be Revealed on MondayTodays big new is that Epic Games have sold all rights to the franchise to Mircosoft Studios who in turn have put new Canadian studio Black Tusk in charge.

Microsoft also confirmed that Gears of War veteran Rod Fergusson had been hired to oversee development of the franchise. Fergusson was previously the director of production at Epic, before working oN Biosohock Infinite.


More news about Gears of War and the game Black Tusk is making will be shared later in the year.

Epic Games meanwhile released the following statement through Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney:

Epic Games has reached an agreement to sell the ‘Gears of War’ intellectual property rights to Microsoft.  We’re very proud of the franchise we built in close partnership with Microsoft over the past decade and are happy that this agreement enables Microsoft to forge ahead with the ‘Gears’ universe on their industry-leading platforms as Epic concentrates its efforts on new projects. Epic remains totally dedicated to supporting Xbox One and is licensing the Unreal Engine 4 technology to Microsoft in support of their future projects.

What do you think of news, where will the Gears series head next?

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