It was announced not too long ago that Epic Games handed their Gears of War franchise over to Black Tusk Studios to focus on new things. This move was made both to let Epic pursue other options and to allow someone else to take the franchise and grow it.
Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer was asked on twitter when fans could expect the next installment in the Gears of War franchise, to which he replied the following: “Still working through plan. I can say first original GoW from BT has to reignite franchise and grow it, won’t be a quick turn”
Condemn OR Condone: I think this is a wise move, because if Gears of War: Judgment taught us anything, it’s that this franchise has pretty much run out of ideas. Assuming that this new studio has some good ideas for the franchise, then they should take all the time that is required to make the game as good as possible. The same thing happened with the Halo franchise and things have never been better.