Microsoft Executive Believes Gears of War Franchise Needs to be Reimagined
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.31.2013
Phil Spencer says Judgment was below the quality of the previous games…
Speaking to IGN, Microsoft Vice President Phil Spencer said that the Gears of War franchise has run its course in its current incarnation and needs to be reiminaged. Below are some highlights.
Spencer stated: "I want to find a great Gears game. And I thought we did a good job with Judgment, but I don't think it hit the level of quality that we saw in the previous games. I think review scores showed that, sales showed that. I really think we'd need to take a step back with [developer Epic Games] and think about... I wouldn't call it a reboot because I think that's an overused term, but think about where that franchise goes and how to expand what it was. I'd love to have that conversation. But I think that franchise would need to be, not reworked, but you'd think about how to expand the universe and what people are doing. Maybe make it more gritty, I don't know. You'd want to do something with it because I think it did kind of run its course on 360. And it was a great success on 360, but it doesn't quite have the story arc of a thing like Halo or something, at least the way it's played out in the games, and I think we'd want to pump that up."
Microsoft has previously discussed bringing the franchise to their new Xbox one console