Xbox Live's former policy and enforcement director Stephen Toulouse has joined Black Tusk Studios as director of community engagement for the Gears of War franchise.

Toulouse, aka Stepto, left Microsoft two years ago following an 18-year stint at the company, and rejoins to represent the Gears of War community and work on the upcoming Xbox One title.

"This role will be key in coordinating gamer feedback into future titles as well as keeping things fun and exciting with existing ones," Toulouse wrote on Twitter.

"I don't just want us to make the best next generation Gears of War game ever, I want to make sure that everyone playing the game today feels just as good today and down the road in their investment into our amazing world as we do," he added on his blog. "There's a Gears nation out there. I'm a part of it and it's amazing."

Gears of War for Xbox One is the first title in the series to be developed after Microsoft acquired the IP earlier this year and the first to be developed outside of Epic Games. The game has yet to be revealed.

Source: @stepto,