The news broke yesterday that the Gears of War world may not yet be complete. It appears that Epic Games, creators of the Gears of War Franchise, has sold its flagship game and all the rights for it to Microsoft Studio. Following the acquisition it was noted that Black Tusk Studios, based in Vancouver B.C. will take over all development and design as they endeavor to continue the Gears story.
While there are many questions as to the relevancy of this game and story, it has a devoted following and makes sense that Microsoft would look to add it to the fold. It’s all about controlling your fan base and growing numbers.
In the end if the game does burn run its course over two more releases it is still an opportunity for Microsoft to milk the last bit of profits left in it and do it under their roof which means even better margins. We’ll see how popular this “over the shoulder” shooter is after the next release. Microsoft has stated that they will have more info on the Xbox One release later this year.