After much speculation, it has been confirmed that there is a new Gears of War for Xbox One in development; whether it is Gears of War 4 we are not sure, but we are now completely sure Gears of War will be making another appearance, despite the disappointing performance of Gears of War: Judgment in the market.
We Knew There Was Another Gears of War Coming Our Way After Rod Fergusson’s Tweet
A few months ago now, Rod Fergusson, the former manager of Black Tusk Studios, Tweeted:
Although this eradicated the hopes of there being a Marcus Fenix collection, this gave Gears of War fans the first piece of solid evidence that there was another Gears of War game coming their way in the near future.
Also, you may have noticed how I described Rod Fergusson as being the ‘former’ manager of Black Tusk Studios, so I’ll come to that right now…
Black Tusk Studios Re-name Themselves “The Coalition”
There’s no need to worry about Rod Fergusson retiring, because the development team has simply re-named themselves, as they believe this new name is more relevant to the Gears of War franchise and will make them much more recognizable as being the developers of Gears of War.
You can watch Rod Fergusson explain it himself, here:
Leaked “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” Video
Just a few weeks ago now, a video of what seemed to be a pre-alpha build of a Gears of War game running at 60 FPS, titled “Xbox One Game” and with better graphics than we’ve seen on any other Gears of War game was leaked, and is rumored to be a re-mastered version of a previous Gears of War game, therefore earning itself the unofficial title of “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition”.
We already know that the next Gears of War isn’t coming to Xbox 360, as what was known as Black Tusk Studios confirmed that, so currently we have every reason to believe that this leaked footage is from a real pre-alpha build of the game.
Microsoft refused to comment on the contents of the leaked video, suggesting even more so that the leaked footage is not fake, because otherwise they would have said so straight away.
However, if this is going to be Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, does this mean that there is no Gears of War 4?
Here are some screenshots of the leaked video:
You can watch the footage leak here for yourself if you wish, but be warned that the videos may be removed from this link at some point in time, but I know that the website is doing it’s best to keep them up.
More Information Coming Our Way at E3
In that first Tweet, Fergusson said that he’d see us at E3, hinting that there will be a reveal of some sort – E3 is from June 16th – 18th, but some big announcements may be made a couple of days before then, so make sure to stay in tuned.
I will be letting you guys know any more about the next Gears of War as soon as I can, so listen out!