Cliffy B: Gears of War ‘couldn’t be in better hands’

Former Epic developer and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski has celebrated yesterday’s sale of the Gears of War IP to Microsoft.

He also believes Rod Fergusson, another former Epic man who has also made the jump to Microsoft, is the right man for the brand’s new lease of life.

To be honest, I don’t think the franchise could be in better hands,” he wrote. Heck, Rod’s Twitter handle, to this day, is ‘Gears Viking’. Gears is just as much Rod’s baby as it was mine. He’ll take good care of her.

Phil Spencer went out of his way to give me a phone call to inform me of the transaction last week. Phil, you didn’t have to do that, you’re a gentleman. I appreciate it; that goes a long way. 343 knocked it out of the park with Halo and I think Black Tusk will do a fantastic job with Gears.

I suppose this puts the nail in the coffin of the question ‘Will Gears ever come to Playstation?’ Safe to say that’s not likely to happen.”

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