The next Gears of War game could learn a lot from Halo 4 says Rod Fergusson

It was recently announced that Black Tusk Studios would be making the next Gears of War game for the Xbox One. Many fans saw this as being similar to the time Bungie handed Halo over to 343 Industries who went on to make the excellent Halo 4. It seems this similarity has not been lost on Black Tusk Studios general manager Rod Fergusson.

“It’s a great model,” Fergusson told Official Xbox Magazine. “I would be lying if we didn’t say that was an interesting model to look at and I feel, as a fan of the Halo series, they were successful with Halo 4.”

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Microsoft Bought Gears of War, So Where’s the Excitement?

“Personally going to be a good day tomorrow, looking forward to a games announce coming early in the morning, fun part of the job,” tweeted Phil Spencer, corporate VP of Microsoft Games Studio. His tweet didn’t go unnoticed by the gaming media and, within minutes, everyone was speculating what the game announcement could be. NeoGAF, in particular, researched the recent game developers that Spencer’s been following on Twitter to conclude the involvement of Hidden Path Entertainment, Platinum Studios (who were rumored to be working on an Xbox One exclusive), Riot Games, or Ninja Theory. Considering Spencer followed Insomniac Games before the company revealed their Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, NeoGAF’s assumptions seemed justified. When the morning came, the announcement wasn’t very thrilling.

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Breaking News: Microsoft Studios Buys The Gears Of War Franchise

Today Microsoft announced that they had aquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from its original creator, Epic Games. They have also announced that Black Tusk Studios will be taking over the development of the franchise. Long time Gears fans will be pleased to hear that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key role in the franchises development. Microsoft did an interview with Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson.

See the full interview after the jump.

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