Gears of War: Judgment; she was responsible for penning the previous three games. She is being replaced by Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter author Tom Bissell and Rob Auten.
Traviss' work on the series has been criticized by fans and industry professionals, even being called "literally the worst writing in games" by Dead Space story producer Chuck Beaver. Cliff Bleszinski admitted that Traviss had shifted his vision of the game from a Band of Brothers story to a pulpy sci-fi testosterone-infused action movie.
Bissell, in addition to going behind the scenes with Epic Games in Extra Lives, wrote the Gears of War 3 art book and is currently writing a book about The Room with actor Greg Sestero. Auten wrote the videogame adaptations for James Cameron's Avatar and two games in the Aliens franchise.
Gears of War: Judgment is due to be released for the Xbox 360 in 2013.