HOW WILL LIFE AFTER EPIC BEGIN?
2. UNREAL ENGINE 4
■ Unreal 4 is key to this project Even betore Black Tusk was handed the reins of Gears Of War last year, it was a studio built to work with and master Unreal Engine A. Microsoft originally had it working on a new triple-A project, but now it’s fully committed to bringing Epic’s franchise to a new generation of console.
3. A NEW ENTRY
■ This is ro reboot – while there’s no clear word yet on when in the Gears Of War timeline this new game will be set everyone has been keen to make clear, this will not be a reboot of the franchise. Delta squad may return, but if it does it will be at some earlier or later point in their story, not as a reimagining of the original games.
4. EXAMINING ITS ORIGINS
■ It’s going back to its roots: Rod Fergusson has been working with Gears Of War since the beginning having been at Epic, and now he’s the custodian of the series, heading up the new team at Black Tusk. What he wants to do with this new game is get it back to the core values of Gears with a dark challenging setting.
■ Expect more to come, and by that we don’t mean news, we mean games. Microsoft bought :he rights to Gears from Epic. lock, stock and barrel so however it reignites on Xbox One. expect more to come on the console from Black Tusk and maybe even same new spin-offs further down the line for the franchise.