Bissell and Auten Writing Gears of War: Judgment, Traviss Out
Written Friday, June 29, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Epic Games has announced that Gears of War: Judgment is being written by Extra Lives author Tom Bissell and Rob Auten. The duo replace sci-fi scribe Karen Traviss who who was responsible for the series' third installment.
Last year sci-fi author Traviss revealed that she actively avoids playing games in order to approach her work “cold.” She also wrote the Gears of War spin-off novels.
“I have an obsessive personality and it’s taken all my strength not to buy the FIFA game. The thing about Gears, and the thing about anything I work on, is that I must come to it cold. The less I know about something, the better,” she said.
Of the two new Judgment writers, Tom Bissell should be most familiar to gamers. He wrote Extra Lives: Why Videogames Matter, where he discusses - amongst other things - his dual addiction to GTA and cocaine.
Auten, meanwhile, has worked alongside James Cameron on Avatar and two games in the Aliens franchise.
Gears of War: Judgment is out early next year.