Microsoft and Universal Pictures have joined hands to create Gears of War movie. The long running Xbox franchise adaptation into a film was announced during a livestream for the upcoming release of Gears of War 4. The movie is being developed with Universal Pictures under the supervision of veteran film producers Scott Stuber (Ted, Central Intelligence) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). A movie based on the popular third-person shooter franchise has been rumoured for years, but Rod Fergusson, studio head of game developer The Coalition, said now was the right time to make the leap to film. The announcement revealed just these details. Apart from this, nothing on the direction front or the casting for the film has been declared. Whether the series will follow the same plot of the game where Marcus Fenix, a soldier in the Coalition of Ordered Governments, leads the mission to destroy the Locust Horde and safeguard humanity is still unknown. Gears of War franchise consists of four third-person shooter video games, which has also been supplemented by a comic book series and five novels. Gears of War 4 will be released on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on 11 October, 2016.