Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has revealed in an interview with OXM that the Gears of War franchise might be taking a rest of now.
The Gears of War game were very successful for the Xbox 360. Epic Games released four games on the system, but Spencer says its now a good time for series to take a rest so new IPs can shine.
Here’s what he said:
“I love the Gears franchise, I think Epic’s done a really nice job building that. I think there’s an opportunity to spend some time on Gears and on what it means. It’s a rare franchise that managed to ship four times on the platform – 1, 2, 3 and then Judgment. I also think it’s also a really interesting time to launch new IP, and that’s something we’re really invested in. You saw Quantum Break, you saw Sunset Overdrive, you saw Crimson Dragon, you saw games big and small from many different developers. I think we were counting, and we had eight or nine different nationalities on stage. It’s a cool opportunity to bring a lot of new content.”
If you are wanting to buy an Xbox One to play a new Gears of War game, it might be a good idea to wait. Although there are a lot of other games releasing for the system such as Titanfall, Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5 just to name a few.