Along with Halo, Gears of War is one of the most popular Xbox exclusive franchises that help to paint a picture of the Xbox gaming experience for most gamers, and Microsoft seem to like the idea of having the Gears of War franchise continue on the Xbox One.
In September, Microsoft Game Studios Vice President Phil Spencer was asked whether Gears of War would make a return on the Xbox One. His answer was a short, "Ask Epic."
Phil has since been interviewed by IGN, and he has delved deeper into the possibilities of a Gears of War game on the Xbox One.
Phil said, "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 we saw in the previous games."
He continued by saying "I think review scores showed that, sales showed that, and I really think that we need to take a step back with Epic and think about - I don't want to call it a reboot, because it's kind of an overused term - but think about where that franchise goes and how to expand what it was."
Along with many other gamers, I'd love to see a new Gears of War title hit the Xbox One, but it is true that Judgment didn't deliver to the standard we had expected, and to really make Gears of War special again it would take months of careful thinking, planning and game development.
Even then there's no guarantee that Epic Games can continue the Gears of War legacy successfully. Despite selling well, franchises like Call of Duty clearly show that after a while, gamers get bored of the same thing, and the love we once had for a certain game or series of games dies out.