Microsoft Acquires Gears of War IP from Epic Games, Cliff Bleszinski: “I Don’t Think the Franchise Could Be in Better Hands”
After nearly ten years of development, which included four games, Epic Games has sold the rights to the Gears of War IP to Microsoft. This solidifies Gears of Wars‘ place in the Microsoft library as an exclusive, and development of the next title in the franchise has been handed over to Black Tusk Studios, under the leadership of Rod Fergusson.
Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski has addressed the internet following this recent news. “To be honest, I don’t think the franchise could be in better hands,” Mr. Bleszinski wrote on his blog, in reference to the game’s new Lead, Rod Fergusson.
“I’m not going to move to Vancouver and work on it…I’m not going to consult on it,” Mr. Bleszinski further iterated. He assured fans and gamers alike that the Gears of War franchise is behind him, and that he will be focusing on the future from here on out.