The new Gears of War title has only been in development at Black Tusk Studios for a week, corporate VP of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer has confirmed.
Responding to questions on Twitter, Spencer wrote: "Leadership team has been involved for a month but studio has only been on Gears for a week."
Regarding when the new Gears of War will be released and on which platforms we'll see it on, Spencer added that he was "working on product plan now," but is currently "not sure" if the game will be cross-gen on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Microsoft announced its acquisition of the Gears of War IP from Epic Games earlier this week.
Given the game is likely to be several years off, it seems almost certain to be an exclusive release on Xbox One.