Microsoft Buys Gears of War Away from Epic, Gears of War 4 Imminent

Microsoft has acquired the Gears of War license from developer Epic Games, it has been revealed.

The Xbox One manufacturer now has the rights to all existing and future games, which will mean that we’ll likely soon have a Gears of War 4 in our sweaty hands.

Microsoft has placed Vancouver-based developer Black Tusk Studios in charge with creating future Gears of War titles, alongside former Epic Games executive producer Rod Fergusson. Microsoft has stated that Fergusson will “play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward.”​

Should the Gears of War series have been put out to pasture after the series’ creator Cliff Bleszinski left Epic? Or are you looking forward to seeing what Black Tusk Studios does with the series? Let us know in the comments section below.