Microsoft have no Gears of War Title in the Pipeline

 In an interview with Kotaku Phil Spencer, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Studios commented that, among several developments for the Xbox One console one aspect he cannot guarantee is the exclusivity of Gears of War to Microsoft consoles. This is due to the fact that the franchise belongs in full to Epic Games, who have been very silent on next gen developments within the last year. 

“It’s Epic’s franchise. You and I both know that. I can’t make any assurances about anybody else’s franchise. I’m a huge fan of the franchise. I want to continue to work with Gears. I think there’s a lot of life left in that franchise. We had an internal discussion on it even yesterday. It’s something that’s active in discussion about what we can do with Gears. Obviously, I know [Epic’s management] Tim Sweeney, Mark Rein, Jay Wilbur incredibly well, so nothing to announce yet and I’d say, yes, there’s nothing even pending that I’m holding to announce, but I understand the importance of the franchise to the Xbox platform and to gamers—I’d say gamers first. It’d be great to do something forward with that franchise.”

It seems as though Microsoft would happily support another Gears of War Xbox title yet there is nothing to back up such support as of yet. This leaves the ball in Epic Games court as to where the company takes the series, if they choose to continue it in its current form, or move to a different console. Do you expect to see a PlayStation 4 release of Gears of War in the future? Let us know what you think in the comments below.