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Epic Games Cinematic Director Leaves To Reunite With Gears Of War At Black Tusk

by Brian Shea on Apr 21, 2015 at 01:48 PM

Developer Black Tusk may be new to the Gears of War franchise in name, but it sure is bringing some familiar faces along for the ride. Adding to the familiar talent Black Tusk is collecting, cinematic director Greg M. Mitchell has announced that he has left Epic Games to return to work on Gears of War.

Mitchell has been involved with the Gears of War franchise since he joined Epic Games in 2006. He joins Rod Fergusson, who vacated his position at Irrational Games early last year to reunite with the franchise. Fergusson, who held high-ranking production roles during Gears of War's original run with Epic Games, recently took over as studio head at Black Tusk.

The news comes less than two months before E3 2015, where we hope to learn more about Black Tusk's first foray into the Gears of War franchise.

[Source: Twitter via IGN]


Our Take
Anytime a beloved franchise changes hands, it can be worrisome. Luckily, Black Tusk seems to be combining a strong mix of new talent and familiar faces. We hope this means that the next game will incorporate some refreshing new ideas without alienating those who have loved it since the very first time they picked up a Lancer.