"We own Gears of War. We can do what we want with it," Rein told .
“We have a great relationship with Microsoft, and they helped turn the game into a huge success for us, and we are pretty happy with the way things are going.”
“I mean we have a game with EA, and while we haven’t announced it yet, and soon we will be able to talk more about it.”
As shown by the recent Activision/Infinity Ward crisis, it's always a good idea to know who owns the IP to triple A franchises like Gears of War.