Microsoft has renamed its Vancouver studio, Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver, to Black Tusk Studios.
The studio, which is “dedicated to creating immersive, AAA games” that “push the limits” of Microsoft hardware, are currently developing “Microsoft’s next big entertainment franchise.”
According to internet snoop Superannuation, it is apparently “some big new IP space shooter” along the lines of Gears of War or Halo. The lead designer of Crysis 2 is on the project. Last we heard, Black Tusk were working on an triple-A shooter for Kinect. Also according to Superannuation, Kinect has been dropped from the shooter, and it’s since gone next-gen.
Visit Black Tusk Studios’ official website here.