Microsoft opens Black Tusk Studios for Halo-scale franchise

Microsoft has opened a shiny new studio in the Canadian city of Vancouver (or Washington D.C. as it's known in The X-Files) to work on its "next big entertainment franchise." What that'll be, well, that's a mystery for now, but Black Tusk Studios has declared its existence to the world and is staffing up.

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Microsoft has opened a shiny new studio in the Canadian city of Vancouver to work on its "next big entertainment franchise." What that'll be, well, that's a mystery for now, but Black Tusk Studios has declared its existence to the world and is staffing up.

"We're not working on an existing franchise, we're looking to build the next Halo here in Vancouver, for example, which is really exciting. We are building something from the ground up," studio manager and EA veteran Mike Crump told the Vancouver Sun. "We are building something from the ground up."

Crump and four other EA vets began putting Black Tusk's team together a year ago, growing to 55 members before MS cleared it to launch as a separate studio. If you have skills that could conceivably pay the bills and don't mind Vancouver, they're hiring for a range of positions.

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    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Microsoft opens Black Tusk Studios for Halo-scale franchise.

    Microsoft has opened a shiny new studio in the Canadian city of Vancouver (or Washington D.C. as it's known in The X-Files) to work on its "next big entertainment franchise." What that'll be, well, that's a mystery for now, but Black Tusk Studios has declared its existence to the world and is staffing up.

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      November 29, 2012 3:41 PM

      Their logo looks like the original XBox logo typeface and color scheme. So... does that mean that's considered "a thing" again in Microsoft marketing?

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        November 30, 2012 8:50 AM

        Black Tusk is rock formation in the mountains between Vancouver and Whistler. Not sure about the logo though. If it's black tusk, shouldn't the 'teeth' be black and not bright yellow?

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      November 29, 2012 8:16 PM

      blusk

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      November 30, 2012 4:57 AM

      Good luck with that, these things are usually hit or miss.....wait what am I saying M$ would sell ice to Eskimos **cough KINECT cough** so even if it was shit it would sell millions. Go one with your bad selves and put out, say another shooter. I'm sure it will be the "next" big thing in gaming.