Microsoft Studios has announced via Xbox Wire that they have acquired the rights to the Gears of War Franchise.
In the announcement Microsoft studios revealed a few things. Black Tusk Studios, Microsoft’s studio in Vancouver will be taking over and that Rod Fergusson will still be leading the charge.
“Today we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the “Gears of War” franchise from Epic Games, including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise. In addition, we are excited to announce that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, BC will take over development of the “Gears of War” franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward.”