Microsoft Acquires "Gears of War" From Epic Games

Gears-of-War-Judgment_ (2)Microsoft, known for acquiring IP from studios and producing their own games, has now acquired the “Gears of War” IP from Epic Games. This acquisition also comes with Rod Fergusson, the former series producer for the Gears series. Microsoft itself will not be producing new games in the series as that will fall to Black Tusk Studios, a Vancouver-based Microsoft subsidy.

No announcements have been made as to new games or IP as of yet in the Gears’ universe but the general manager of Black Tusk implied announcements would be forthcoming this year.