Gears of War: Judgment

  • Online Co-Op: 5 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 5 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
  • + Combo Co-Op
Gears of War Franchise Now Fully Owned by Microsoft
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Gears of War Franchise Now Fully Owned by Microsoft

Black Tusk Studios to follow up development

The Xbox 360 only Gears of War series will probably never know a life on any other consoles, as Microsoft paid Epic Games an undisclosed amount for exclusive rights to the franchise. While Gears of War 3 wrapped the story of Broody "Muscles" McDo-rag and my main man Dom pretty thoroughly, Black Tusk Studios is in development on the next installment to the highly influential series. Heading the new unnamed Gears of War project is Rod Fergueson, former Epic Games employee who acted as executive producer of the first three Gears games. 

Chances are, if you liked the previous Gears games, you'll probably be into this one as well.

Gears of War: Judgement might not have been the biggest hit of the series, but maybe the next entry will breathe new life into this iconic franchise now that it has found a permanent home. Will we see the continuing adventures of series protagonist and meathead Marcus, or are we in store for new tales from the minds that conceived Sera?

Gears of War was one of the most influential games of the previous generation. With a co-op campaign, innovative cover based combat, and (with Gears 2) an extremely gratifying multiplayer Horde Mode, games in recent memory are still taking ideas from Gears' legacy. And heck, these crazy people did what everybody was always thinking but too scared to do and slapped a frickin' chainsaw onto a machine gun.

Can you imagine cleaning those things after a long day of hacking through Locusts? Gross.