Just a day after Microsoft acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, the franchise’s new developer Black Tusk Studios is calling for writers and engineers in job postings to start on the Gears of War 5, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
Posted to the Microsoft Careers website, Black Tusk is seeking a lead writer to deliver an “enthralling character-driven story” for Gears of War 5 whilst developing how the studio will tell the game’s story through different game systems.
Among the chief responsibilities of the lead, according to the post, is to create a “cast of distinctive, engaging, and imperfect character that players love (or love to hate).”
Also, the lead writer would be responsible for championing “story, characters, and emotional engagement across the game and game team.”
Another job listing calls for a senior online engineer, who would be responsible for the “design and implementation of robust, secure, and scalable web services, and deployment processes to support customer-facing applications.”
It appears that Black Tusk might be taking advantage of Microsoft SmartGlass with the Xbox One iteration of the Gears of War series.
After the deal to acquire the rights to the Gears of War franchise was announced yesterday, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer said the series was core to the Xbox experience.