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Microsoft Studios Acquires Rights to Gears of War Franchise

Source:   Microsoft Studios
January 27, 2014




Microsoft Studios announced today that it 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.

In addition, they also announced that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, BC will take over development of the "Gears of War" franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the "Gears of War" franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward.

As far as future plans for the "Gears of War" franchise, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, said: "We hope to be able to share more news about 'Gears of War' later this year."

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney released the following statement: "Epic Games has reached an agreement to sell the ‘Gears of War’ intellectual property rights to Microsoft. We're very proud of the franchise we built in close partnership with Microsoft over the past decade and are happy that this agreement enables Microsoft to forge ahead with the 'Gears' universe on their industry-leading platforms as Epic concentrates its efforts on new projects. Epic remains totally dedicated to supporting Xbox One and is licensing the Unreal Engine 4 technology to Microsoft in support of their future projects."


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