Oh that Phil Spencer
Asked by Famitsu if the Gears of War franchise would continue on Xbox One, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer said that "You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven't announced anything yet about Gears of War, but we hope to bring it to Xbox One in some form. However, there's nothing more I can tell you at this time."
Which is better than "no comment," even if that's basically what we're getting here. Of course Microsoft would want a flagship franchise like Gears on the new platform ... but do we? Will we? Judgment, while by no means a terrible game, felt largely unnecessary and even as a fan of the series, I'm now hoping Epic holds off for at least a couple more years as a result.