After yesterday’s exciting newsconcerning Microsoft’s acquisition of the rights to the Gear’s of War franchise from EPIC, there was speculation that the series’ original mastermind, Cliff Bleszinski might make a return, either in development or consulting for the development team on the next Gears.
Cliffy B hung up his lancer, and hanging it shall remain, for now.
However Mr CliffyB is adamant the past is the past and that he shan’t be retreading old territory, “My headspace is in the future now, not the past. I have come to realize that until you give people something new to focus on they will obsess about the past. (good problem to have!)”. (source)
New developers from Vancouver, Black Tusk Studios, have some big boots to fill. Let’s all have a little faith and see if they can keep the torch burning on one of the Xbox 360’s most successful exclusive IPs.