Microsoft has announced today that it has acquired the Gears of War series rights from Epic Games and the deal includes the existing as well as future titles of the franchise.
Henceforth, Microsoft’s gaming arm based in Vancouver, Black Tusk Studios will be the in charge of the Gears of War franchise and the future version of the game will be released to Xbox One, exclusively.
The software giant not only acquired the game series, but also “acqhired” Rod Fergusson, former executive producer and director of the game series at Epic Games, who will be working with the Black Tusk Studio’s GM Hanno Lemke.
Microsoft revealed the news in its Xbox Wire, where it said the following statement:
“Today we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise.”
Black Tusk’s Hanno Lemke said that the company will be collaborating with the Epic Games to make the soother work of Unreal Engine technology in future game release under Gears of War franchise.