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Black Tusk “Teases” First Gears of War Xbox One Concept Art; Will Stick to Canon “As Best As Possible”

by on May 15, 2014 8:17 PM 120

During a livestream on Twitch, Black Tusk Studio Manager Rod Fergusson “teased” the first concept art piece for the upcoming Gears of War for Xbox One.

Unfortunately the artwork was completely blurred out, and we don’t even really know if it was real or just a full blown joke, but you can still check it out and see if you can make something out from these splotches of color. It definitely seems like environmental artwork, at least in my eyes.

GearsofWar

In addition to that, we also learn that the game is in the very early concept/prototyping phase and that now that Microsoft owns the IP, Black Tusk feels like they can finally expand the franchise.

According to Fergusson, Multiplayer will be about intensity, responsibility and accountability and Black Tusk will stick to the canon “as best as they can,” but if they get in a situation in which they have to choose between what’s really fun and the canon included in a book or comic book, they’re probably going to stick to the fun decision.

That said, Fergusson also mentioned that they’re probably not going to invalidate the canon of any of the actual games.

He concluded the broadcast saying that he cares deeply about the franchise and he wants to bring it back to its former glory, apologizing because he can’t reveal too much just yet.

I’m just grateful to have a community like Gears‘. [...] There’ just nobody like you guys

According to Fergusson the passion of the community is both humbling and fuel for the studio, driving them to do the “best Gears we can.”

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  • Sexy Mcgee

    Wow, Xbox One can’t even handle GOW at a high resolution.

    • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

      I see what you did there… and I like it.

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      LMAO!!!!

    • ClunkyD

      That was pretty hilarious. Nice trolling ;0

      • Gekko36

        Not really, clever? yes, hilarious…

  • Porcu Peth

    480p confirmed

    • Henrique Copes

      In xbox one . In ps4 0p confirmed ahsuahsa!

      • JustGaming

        LOLNO.

      • Mikail

        is not coming to ps4, which is good, because i am bored playing shoot them up that copying from resident evil 4

      • You are flat out wrong

        HUE HUE HUE

        Go back to Twitter.

  • MTM2

    After Gears 3 and Judgement – they’ve got their work cut out revitalising this series.

    • AJ

      What was wrong with Gears 3?

      • Illusive Man

        Judgement was okay but Gears 3 was awesome and most of the community loved it.

        • AJ

          Judgement was worse than okay… I loved Gears 3, though. Great story and some of the best MP I’ve ever played. Might play some tonight. :)

      • MTM2

        It felt too ‘safe’, definitely not a bad game but definitely started to show the age in the ‘gears’ formula.

        Hence why they’re going to need to shake things up a bit to make Gears 4 fresh

        • AJ

          Going to have to disagree with you there. I thought it was the best of the series. One of 3 video games to ever make me tear up.

      • Da GeeZ

        Nothing.
        It was better than any of the franchise on the faiststation3, that’s for sure.

        • Xtreme Derp

          LOL delusional fanboy imbecile

    • Jessie Bristol

      I think there is still a healthy community for it, just that Judgement was a bit lackluster and changed too much from traditional Gears of War gameplay. The official forums have only been open a month and it has over 44,000 posts. I didn’t even know it was open until Rod’s podcast.

  • AJ

    Can’t wait! Gears is my 2nd favorite franchise!!!

  • Jamal

    Can’t wait to play love GOW

  • Illusive Man
    • truthistruth01

      atleast its 1080p blackscreen..we know how those paupers want 1080p regardless of actual graphics.. just that resolution lol

      • ClunkyD

        I wouldn’ talk resolution because xbox fanboys will disguise as PC elitist and talk about 1440p 60fps.
        But then again, PC has boring exclusives.

      • Xtreme Derp

        PC and PS4 are different markets with different pros and cons. PS4 has price/performance and simplicity, PCs have a higher potential performance, but generally more expensive and requires time and knowledge to buy, build, and maintain one.

        PS4 is comparable to a mid range PC at 1.84TF. PS4 has some interesting architecture benefits over traditional split CPU/GPU split memory pool PCs, and other customizations. For $400 you get a lot of price/performance, more than a $400 PC would get you. PS4 is better than most PCs. PS4 will have lots of good exclusives, both console only and PS4 only.

        A high end PC beating a PS4 is not an excuse for Xbox being an overpriced and underpowered console compared to PS4. Maybe Xbox will be worth it for exclusives years from now when it costs $270 (about what the hardware is worth in performance), and you can get a bunch of exclusive games cheap. $500? No. Xbox/PC fanboys seem to be on a war on people too poor or unwilling/unable to spend time buying, building, and maintaining a PC.

        Yet another asshurt microsoft fanboy hiding behind a high end PC to excuse their favorite overpriced, underpowered box.

        • Dehnus

          How is this guy not banned yet? He does nothing but throw insults. I don’t mind whatever console people like, but constantly insulting people should not be tolerated.

          • Xtreme Derp

            I agree, they should ban truthistruth01 immediately, look at his post history all he does is troll, spread lies and FUD, and call PS4 gamers “paupers”.

    • superkarma

      Wow, that’s original. Troll harder, fanboy.

    • Jimmy DoneGood

      hahahhahaha.

    • Porcu Peth

      considering what Gears is i’d rather look at a black screen than play it

      • Bobby Griffin

        Why reply than.

      • Nihelus Aurenis

        Oh no, you personally don’t like a game! I’m sure they’ll just quit making them altogether, because Porcu Peth would rather not play them. Here’s a tip, if you’re not going to give well written reasons, nobody gives a crap if you don’t like a game. Frankly, it’s sad you spent part of your day clicking and reading an article you already knew you weren’t going to enjoy, then took the time to comment on it.

      • Shubhendu Singh

        Considering what Gears is, i might just change my team.

    • Redinferno124

      No clipping, no screen tearing. Blacks are a bit intense, but overall it’s looking pretty good. Thanks.

      • Redd

        We’re not THAT bad.
        :|

    • Eric M.

      LuLz. I had to expand that just to be sure I knew what was seeing. Good one good sir, good one.

      That is 1p right? I mean zoomed in a million times on one pixel, right?

    • Da GeeZ

      Nice and in 1080p as well.

    • Michael Norris

      LOL at least it’s 1080p on my monitor.

    • ClunkyD

      Not as hilarious as @sexymcgee:disqus
      But you do have a point. Can’t wait for Gears!

  • Hates bad writers.

    Don’t worry about cannon, the story was never good. Gears is great for it’s great gameplay, that’s it. Give us a huge horde mode, a well built campaign with great level design, and try to cut it out with the insane multiplayer achievements. Balance is something you guys have a hard time doing, and connections are the other thing you have a hard time doing. Keep it simple, all I want is a great coop experience with lots of gore. That’s all Gears is about.

    Oh yeah, change the title, you sad hit seekers.

  • Trim Dose

    wow thats a new low for the xbone, 240p resolution lolol

  • superkarma

    Considering how much of a flop Judgement was, lets hope they don’t completely screw up the franchise.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Should outsell infamous 10 to 1. Infamous didn’t even chart in this months NPD. LOL

    • superkarma

      Is that why inFamous is the best selling next-gen game? What happened to Titanfall? Wasn’t Titanfall supposed to be a COD killer and move millions and millions of X1 consoles?

      Let the butthurt flow through your veins, troll.

      • Docknoss

        Dang 10 years that only makes it worse, 2004 forward must of been horrible for you tell us all about your sad life. It must be something real pathetic that your 28 and revolving your life around nay say people’s preference in consoles. It’s not a big deal man, grow up and get a girlfriend if your apt too. See I’m 28 also, married, with kids and work for DOD. So I gotta go to bed soon because I gotta get up at 04:30. So don’t expect a Rebuttal from me after this until tomorrow, that’s if I even lower myself to your level (again). I don’t ever get on this site anyways, I check N4G for updates and I chase the rabbit down the hole to here. The ignorant comments like yours are dime a dozen played out and cliche. You don’t need a psychologist to tell you got problems kid.

        • Redinferno124

          Make your point already. It’s like you’re writing a summary of a book each time you post.

        • superkarma

          The only one with problems here is you. I mean, look at you…writing walls of text, rambling on about my life (or at least, the life you think is mine) and your life. Seriously, seek some professional help.

        • V For Vincennes

          You won’t be missed. Bye.

    • Porcu Peth

      that’s why Infamous in 8 weeks has already outsold every single XB1 exclusive, right?

      • superkarma

        Don’t mind him. He’s a pathetic Xbox troll. His idiocy is to be expected. I’m guessing he’s still upset that Titanfall flopped and X1 is trailing behind PS4 by about 4 million units. For a fanboy such as himself, that must really bother him.

        • Docknoss

          Woo that’s some nerdy shite. I understand you gotta get on here after school little boy and take out some aggression. After being picked on and bullied for being a single minded nerd. Duly noted nerd, sleep better knowing that Sony has more console sales and higher FPS.Your bank account must be raking in the cash flow from the royalties for you coming to Sony’s aid during they’re darkest hour.

          • superkarma

            I’ve been outta school for nearly 10 years now…but hey, keep making assumptions…only making a fool of yourself, “little boy”.

            Protip: When you hit that reply button, make sure not to show how truly butthurt you are. Sitting here rambling on and making laughably wrong assumptions about me/my life won’t help your case.

          • Xtreme Derp

            Oh look, another constantly wrong fanboy lining up for a big plate of crow when Sony doesn’t go bankrupt. It’s sad that Microsoft fanboy shills are so desperate that their only hope is for Playstation to disappear completely instead of continuing to dominate Xbox in sales. Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s.

            PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt.

    • Sucka Free

      I notice that you spend more time talking about the Playstation than anything else. No need to be so bitter, just save up your money & go buy one.

      • Da GeeZ

        And play what on the failstsation4?
        There are no games on the ps4… FULL STOP

        Feeling scared little sonyfanboy… you can feel Xbox Won and Microsoft putting it into second gear and accelerating past the rapidly dying sony brand. All the things that let the ps4 take the lead are not there any more. Now it’s down to the games… and sony and the ps4 has none.

        I’ll give the ps4 lead about 1-1.5 years before it’s completely out-gunned.by Xbox Won.

        • Redinferno124
        • V For Vincennes

          Oh yes. Out-gunned indeed. If this is putting the Xbox One car into second gear, then pretty soon the whole engine is going to fall out.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTpMTnLxanc

        • Sucka Free
        • Xtreme Derp

          LOL!!! Microsoft fanboy shills are actually this stupid and delusional. It’s good to know you’re completely wrong and raging against facts and reality, and nothing you say will happen. I’m constantly right, you’re constantly dumb and wrong.

          You seem upset at PS4′s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1″.

          PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt.

          PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

          Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

    • Da GeeZ

      Completely spot on comment.
      Nuff said.

      • Xtreme Derp

        LOL!!! Microsoft fanboy shills are actually this stupid and delusional. It’s good to know you’re completely wrong and raging against facts and reality, and nothing you say will happen. I’m constantly right, you’re constantly dumb and wrong.

        You seem upset at PS4′s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1″.

        PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Constantly wrong fanboy imbecile.

  • JerkDaNERD7

    Everyone knows Judgement was a failure before it even released. But this has a different vibe to it with an elite round up of developers and the original creator of the franchise, Microsoft is pouring money into this. Can’t wait.

  • Bobby Griffin

    Wtf all the ps4 fanboys are on the gears of war blog. Go out and raise some money for broke ass sony before the company collapse.

    • superkarma

      You seem upset.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Oh look, another constantly wrong fanboy lining up for a big plate of crow when Sony doesn’t go bankrupt. It’s sad that Microsoft fanboy shills are so desperate that their only hope is for Playstation to disappear completely instead of continuing to dominate Xbox in sales. Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s.

      PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt.

      • Bobby Griffin

        Get a life retard. Go To The Gym And Get A Girlfriend or I forgot Sony is your girl hell you just said ps4 like 20 times. You sleep with your dual shock.

        • Xtreme Derp

          Poor fanboy can’t handle facts and reality.

          • Bobby Griffin

            Lol . Yeah that’s it let me get back to my real life . Why you play games son on going on vacation again this time to south beach. Have fun son.

      • Rune Westphalen

        but he does have a point about Sony being in trouble even though the comment was a bit childish. both sony and Nintendo struggles, the main difference is that nintendo basically have a much bigger bag of money than entire Sony company. written by The New York Times a couple of months ago.

        Sonys PS4 is a awesome machine, but in sonys last pupliced sales numbers, almost any other products than ps4 is selling extremely poorly. They have a gone downhill with both the bluray disc/bluray 3D disc sales, their tv’s, even their smartphones and of course the Vita that is pretty much doomed!

        but at least the ps4 is selling, and very very good indeed! looking forward to a lot of their new games, but most looking forward to get my hands on a copy of Kingdom Hearts 3!! can’t wait for it to come out in DK :D

  • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

    Gears is over the hill. Only the core X1 camp wants this game.

  • Dennis Crosby

    Wow you guys are trolling hard tonight

    • Sucka Free

      You guys too, go ahead and check the Sony/Infamous NPD article, the Xbox Damage Control Patrol are out in force

      • Redinferno124

        NPD numbers are like putting a nuke in an oven while bashing the oven with a sledgehammer.

  • Redinferno124

    So much excitement over a blurred out image. I know everyone is excited to see what Black Tusk is doing, but seriously, what is the news here?

  • CervantesPR

    lol these losers cancelled their NEW IP to make another gears of war rehash. LOL

    • Failz

      And yet PS4 gets another Infamous, Killzone and Uncharted. I feel sorry for you.

      • Sumyung

        You know how many new IP are in development for ps4 right…? And how many on the dumb american box on? Like 2? And one of them is the utterly childish sunset overdrive? Wow.. I’m jealous…

      • They Call Me Senpai

        It’s also getting The Order: 1886, DriveClub, Deep Down, Lily Bergamo, and many other new franchises.

      • Xtreme Derp

        PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

        Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

  • Walter Measday

    Excited to see how Uncharted 4 and The Order look on the XBone! Oh wait… LMAO

    • Redinferno124

      All I’m wondering is why show something if you don’t actually want to show it? I know it’s still very early, but this didn’t really win them any points.

      • They Call Me Senpai

        It worked for Sony when they teased the PS4′s design in that blurred video.

    • Da GeeZ

      The Order is looking like a pretty but failed mess already.
      Uncharted 4 will look fantastic, but it’s a dying franchise. Same old linear shit.

      • Redinferno124

        Couldn’t just ignore how obvious of troll attempt that was could you?

      • superkarma

        An Xbox fanboy talking about linear games? Halo, Gears, COD…all either blatantly linear or overly linear games.

        The Order is a failed mess already? It’s interesting how you came to that conclusion, considering how very little we know about the game.

        Uncharted is a dying franchise? The last 2 games sold roughly the same as each Gears game, excluding Judgement, of course. In fact, overall franchise sales puts it pretty close to overall Gears franchise sales. So, by your logic, Gears is also a dying franchise?

        • Redinferno124

          He isn’t worth arguing with. He’s one of those guys who makes outlandish statements then immediately runs away, only to later comeback to see how many responses he has accumulated which further fuels his need for attention and insurance he didn’t make a poor purchase.

          • superkarma

            Very true. Jimmy DoneGood is another one who does exactly that. I know I should just ignore these trolls, but sometimes their idiocy is just too much lol

        • Nihelus Aurenis

          Uh, how is Titanfall “linear”? I mean, it’s no Skyrim obviously, but for a MP lobby shooter it’s about as open and non-linear as you can possibly get.

          • superkarma

            By design, a traditional FPS is absolutely as linear as you can possibly get. Titanfall is a traditional FPS. I have no idea how you can honestly say it’s “open and non-linear”.

            I’m not saying linear games are bad or being linear is what makes Titanfall bad. Plenty of other things make Titanfall bad. I was simply pointing out that it’s laughable for an Xbox fanboy to bash a Sony exclusive for being linear, while just about every top-selling Xbox exclusive is linear.

      • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

        These are my favorite comments form the xbot fan turds, it cuts right to the chase and gets straight to their fear and jealousy.

      • Xtreme Derp
    • ClunkyD

      You guys should shake hands and team up when PC elitists start talking shit. Remember, we all play on consoles in the end.

  • the creep

    xbox needs this to stay afloat…asap !!!

  • the creep

    the only reason to own xbox one for!

    • Failz

      I thought it was Halo.

  • neko working

    I’ll be doomed if i don’t get the project beast.
    can’t say the same for this.

    • Redinferno124

      Typical that a new IP gets shafted another sequel. Still mad about that new IP from Santa Monica being canceled, but at least we didn’t see anything about it prior.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Look like a mountainous area, like near the base or so. Or possibly a desert or canyon region with foliage covering the ground all over along with areas of sand in between.

  • Redinferno124

    Looks like a guy having second thoughts about showing anything so he blurred out the teaser to be a tease.

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    That awful they had to blur it huh? Not surprised.

  • ChatWraithGamma

    NEXT GEN BLUR TECHNOLOGY

  • truthtellerdealwithit

    480p confirmed 24fps – with the cloud

    • Failz

      And it will be a the best game on the shelves when released. Just like Titanfall (792p) Lol its a pitty 1080p doesn’t make the games any good. Guess you fell for that.

      • truthtellerdealwithit

        Liking your own comment, what a champ you are. ‘Failz’ indeed

      • They Call Me Senpai

        Titanfall hype died on launch day, so if it was the best, then no cares to talk about it.

      • Xtreme Derp

        Titanfall will cease to become a good game once it’s on PS4, right?

      • superkarma

        Titanfall was the best game on shelves? Only further proving how idiotic and delusional you are.

  • Hwoarang

    If they f**k this up I will go on a rampage. I am itching for some classic Gears of War Ranked Execution, none of that vertical map layout with small teams on massive maps. Spending half the match trying to find the enemy is not fun.

  • Guest

    An Xbox article proving once again that real gamers are not on the PlayStation platform. Only loser at real life $0N¥ paupers are.

    • gRammarnazi

      Yeah, because real gamers pay hundreds of $/£/€ to watch netflix with voice commands. Keep trolling.

  • PachterStation

    Yawwwwwwwwwwwwn. 2016 release.

  • Nihelus Aurenis

    Bungie already did this with Halo Reach, and it was a stupid Fn decision. Don’t invalidate well written canon just because you’re too lazy to make it work. If they are too lazy, fire them and hire people with a little more creativity and love for the franchise.

  • Mikail

    Its ok to bring a popular ips to a new console, but i hope microsoft can invent more new ips. Sunset over drive and quantum break is not enough, especially compared to sony ips and Japanese RPG and games that will support Sony a head.

  • Adam Mcvay
  • Joe Spacco

    I just hope it’s better than Judgment Day. The multiplayer was horrible. Humans vs. Humans?! If they could bring it back like the first Gears that would be a godsend

  • James Baxter

    Buuuuuut… Microsoft exclusivity will still hold it back, and it’ll be dead in a couple of years just like the other games because we all know that console games die as soon as the next big thing comes out.

    They really need to do a proper Gears PC Game, and not a shitty port like Gears 1 was.

  • Graham Diffee

    If your going to make the new Gears of War make it right. The original Gears of War was perfectly made. Combat system was flawless, I’d suggest going back to the basics if your trying to revive the series. The other gears of wars felt different for some reason I’m not entirely sure what it was. The guns were great and maps were fine. everything but the combat system being so different from original being best, judgment was good until updated way too much. Everyone loves the 1st Gears and there is nothing wrong with just going back to the basics. Please as a diehard fan of the series fix this game.

  • bonz

    this will not be on ps 4 just xbox

  • kaapie

    Hurry up Black Tusk! Want some next best gen Gears already! Miss u Dom :(

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