The Gears of War franchise seemingly came to an end following the conclusion of the Xbox 360 trilogy starring Marcus Fenix and lackluster sales of the Judgment prequel. Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer said during a pre-Tokyo Game Show roundtable Tuesday that the company would like to bring the series back for the Xbox One though.
"Gears of War is developed by Epic Games, and they’ve been our partners for a long time on Xbox 360," Spencer told Japanese magazine Famitsu. "You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven’t announced anything yet about Gears of War, but we hope to bring it to Xbox One in some form. However, there’s nothing more I can tell you at this time."
While the Xbox One does have multi-platform titles Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts ready to go at launch with Destiny coming next year, the system is currently lacking exclusive shooter experiences. TitanFall will arrive in the spring of 2014, the next Halo game will not be ready for the next-gen console until later in 2014 along with Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac Games.
Epic Games is currently working on the Unreal Engine 4 along with its survival horror meets world-building game, Fortnite. Other game announcements are expected from the North Carolina-based developer but things have been relatively quiet following the departures of producers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson and president Mike Capps.
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