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Wayne Konwinski 2016-08-19
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Gears of War 4 got a lengthy showing at Gamescom 2016.

COLOGNE, Germany—Changing the formula of a respected, successful franchise is a risky business, and first impressions of Gears of War 4's DeeBees highlight the problem.

This new robotic race of enemies, seemingly named by the director of a children's television show, flank and shoot like the Locust we're used to, but the aesthetic difference is difficult to warm to.

They can jump low when navigating over cover, and if they get close they turn suicide bomber and explode.

The smaller of the two walkers I saw tended to attack only in packs, their role seemingly focused on herding you into tight spots from which their larger siblings could deal the real damage and force you into a compromising position.

If you're too close to them when they jump over cover you become stunned for a moment, which is enough time for them to blow up and take you out.

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Joseph Wiles 2016-10-09
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After a few years of absence, the Gears of War franchise is back with the fourth main instalment heading to Xbox and PC gamers in a couple of days time there's also a film on the way .

So to commemorate, let's take a look at the best Gears-themed gear you can get your hands on.

It's set 25 years after Gears 3, featuring Marcus Fenix's son JD and his comrades facing off against a brand new threat.

Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Console, £400

If the game just wasn't enough, and you really want the new Xbox One S, get the fancily designed Gears 4 console.

It has a blood-red design inspired by the game, a 2TB hard drive, a digital copy of Gears 4 Ultimate Edition which has in-game content packs and a season pass included , a controller, and the other four Gears games.

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Donald Koontz 2016-07-13
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Gears of War 4 will likely be Microsoft s biggest game of the year, bringing fans back to the universe after more than three years.

To help drum up the excitement, developer The Coalition has partnered with Loot Crate to launch Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition.

Launching the same day as the game, Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition includes a full game download code for use on both Xbox One and PC as part of the new Xbox Play Anywhere program.

But you don t just get the most recent installment — the code also gives you access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment for play on the Xbox One.

In addition to the digital goodies, the bundle also includes high quality glassware, a Gears of War hoodie, and a 7-inch Lancer rifle replica.

Early pre-orders — as in pre-orders made this week — will also receive a gold lancer pin.

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Donald Broussard 2018-06-10
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Microsoft announced the next major entry in the "Gears of War" franchise on Sunday afternoon.

The game is called "Gears of War 5," and it continues the story from 2016's smash hit "Gears of War 4."

"Gears of War 5" is exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms.

Are you ready to chainsaw some more Locust?

With the newly announced "Gears of War 5," Microsoft's betting that the answer is a resounding yes.

The next entry in the gruff and grisly "Gears of War" third-person shooter series was announced by Microsoft on Sunday during the company's annual E3 media briefing.

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Michael Wilson 2016-10-06
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Making a film out of the hit video game Gears of War has always sounded like a no-brainer.

However, despite multiple attempts over the past decade, it s never come to fruition.

Now, Universal and Microsoft have announced they re once again going to try and bring the sci-fi action franchise to the big screen.

The announcement was made on a live stream of the upcoming sequel, Gears of War 4, which comes to the Xbox One later this month.

As a way to support the franchise, the next logical step was to make the movie, Rod Fergusson, the head of development at the Coalition which makesGears of War , told Variety.

We d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.

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Robert Carter 2016-10-05
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Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to make a movie based on Gears of War.Rod Fergusson, head of Gears of War developer The Coalition, announced during a game livestream that Universal Pictures has optioned motion picture rights to Microsoft Studios Gears of War game series, which has more than $1 billion and has been played by more than 45 million gamers.Scott Stuber Ted series, Central Intelligence and Dylan Clark Planet of the Apes series, Oblivion will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films.

In addition, Jon Mone, executive vice president of production, will oversee the project for Universal and Jay Ireland, senior vice president, will oversee for Bluegrass.Microsoft acquired the Gears of War series from Epic Games in 2014 and co-creator Rod Fergusson returned to lead The Coalition, the Microsoft development studio focused exclusively on Gears of War.

The series has had more than 3 million players since 2015, and Gears of War 4 launches on October 11 on the Xbox One and Windows 10.

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0
Manuel Scarborough 2017-05-09

p Horde mode is the main draw for many Gears of War fans, and for good reason — it’s a tense and demanding battle royale that rewards dedication, skill and teamwork.

“Horde 3.0,” the newest version, is arguably the highlight of Gears of War 4.

Horde 3.0 not only brings new enemies and maps, but a completely new player class system and the ability to build various types of defenses.

It’s worth getting to know all the intricacies of Horde “3.0” if you ever want to make it to wave 50, which is why we’re going to clarify things, setting the stage for your team’s next winning run.

First pick the class that best suits your play style (bottom left option in the lobby screen); next assign a skill in the one skill slot you have unlocked to start (bottom middle of the screen); lastly choose a bounty (bottom right) to help you level up.

There are five classes: engineer, heavy, scout, sniper, and soldier.

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0
Donald Koontz 2016-10-11
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Liam McIntyre says actors like him are turning to parts in gaming because the stories are better and more detailed.

He says he's stepped into "big boots" as JD Fenix in the latest instalment of Gears of War.

"My character is the son, the the legendary Marcus Fenix, who is the star of the other three games in the series."

"He's very different to his father in the sense that he gets to be the new young kid on the block.

"You take things for granted as an actor in TV and film such as the setting.

If you're on location somewhere like in a giant office tower, you're probably actually in a giant office tower!

collect
0
James Manzo 2016-10-06
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Making a film out of the hit video game Gears of War has always sounded like a no-brainer.

However, despite multiple attempts over the past decade, it s never come to fruition.

Now, Universal and Microsoft have announced they re once again going to try and bring the sci-fi action franchise to the big screen.

The announcement was made on a live stream of the upcoming sequel, Gears of War 4, which comes to the Xbox One later this month.

As a way to support the franchise, the next logical step was to make the movie, Rod Fergusson, the head of development at the Coalition which makesGears of War , told Variety.

We d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.

collect
0
Christopher Hardy 2019-08-06

Microsoft is celebrating the launch of Gears 5 with a new custom Xbox One X console and controller.

The limited edition console includes the Omen Gears of War symbol frozen under ice and snow, and it’s the first limited edition Xbox One X since the Project Scorpio launch edition.

Microsoft’s Xbox industrial design team and The Coalition teamed up to design the custom Xbox One X, and it’s available to preorder today for $499 ahead of the Gears 5 launch next month.

The limited edition console will include download codes for Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War 4.

That’s quite the bundle for a Gears of War fan.

It also includes a new Gears 5 Xbox One controller with textured grips and a snow design.

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William Cutright 2017-01-10
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However, considering the fact the Coalition has confirmed 4 is the foundation of a new trilogy, it doesn t take a genius to realise a sequel is in the works, and will most likely be one of the leading games to show off what Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Scorpio is truly capable of.

Note: All images are of Gears of War 4

We wouldn t be surprised to see a teaser trailer at this E3 2017, with a release date possibly for holiday 2018, giving two years between the games.

Gears of War 5 Story – What s going on?

We had the gang of soldiers surviving in a harsh world, the invasion, which was pretty much a new E-Day and the death of a loved, which was a close to a carbon copy of Dom s wife.

Marcus has seen the hive mind of the Swarm, he knows their plans and what s to come.

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0
Thomas Saysongkham 2016-10-11
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Canadian developer The Coalition has outlined a number of tweaks, fixes, and changes coming to Gears of War 4 s online multiplayer component this week, revealing that players will see greater and more frequent rewards for their efforts.

Tuesday marks the launch of a server-side update for Gears of War 4 that increases the amount of credits earned from multiplayer matches and customization-focused Gear Packs will now be awarded more frequently.

Gears of War 4 is the latest entry in Microsoft s third-person shooter franchise, following up on a successful series of releases for the Xbox 360.

Developed by Gears of War: Ultimate Edition porting studio The Coalition, Gears of War 4 marks the franchise s Xbox One and Windows 10 debut while setting its core narrative 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3.

During beta phases in the weeks leading up to Gears of War 4 s retail launch, franchise fans approached The Coalition with concerns regarding multiplayer progression and payouts.

Notably, pre-release players noted that Gear Packs — which award randomly assigned character customization items and skins — were issued infrequently, giving fans little incentive to take on multiple matches in a row.

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Mark Maynard 2018-06-04
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This E3, there’s a fairly good chance Microsoft announces a new Halo game, as it has been nearly three years since the release of Halo 5: Guardians.

However, a new rumor suggests we could see as many of three games from the Gears of War series, as well.

According to Polygon, Microsoft could be planning to announce three wildly different games under the Gears of War umbrella.

One of these is allegedly Gears of War 5 — it’s a given that this game is in development, though with Gears of War 4 only releasing two years ago, it’s unlikely its successor would be ready for release in 2018.

The second rumored game will be a real-time strategy title in the same vein of the two Halo Wars spinoffs.

Given the amount of lore and history written into the Gears of War series already, this seems like the perfect opportunity to explore less familiar territory.

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Michael Nicewander 2016-10-13
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We've already had a great year for gaming, but the run up to Christmas is when things get totally insane.

Some of those games have already shipped in the last few weeks, including Forza Horizon 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, and all of the big PlayStation VR launch games.

But there's plenty more coming between now and 25 December, along with the PlayStation 4 Pro console to boot.

Ready to whip your wish list into shape?

Here's a look at what we think is still worth anxiously awaiting for the rest of the year, spanning consoles, PCs, VR headsets, and even Nintendo 3DS and mobile.

Given how late we are in the year, we've cut down the current list to 20 picks - but we'll be back up to a full stack of 30 when we roll over to 2017's most anticipated games before the calendar page falls.

collect
0
Rosalie Lee 2016-07-20
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Gears of War 4 s campaign is taking a page out of the original trilogy s book, with an emphasis on atmosphere and incredible environmental set pieces to add pizazz to sections in between gunfights, and a new campaign walk-through video has us thinking that the series is in very good hands at The Coalition.

As protagonist JD Fenix and his squad of soldiers — Del and Kait — wander Sera in search of Kait s missing mother, the mission gives us a moment to just take in the beauty of the not Earth planet.

Enormous rock formations are covered in moss and trees, and an eerie nighttime glow casts dark shadows on the soldiers as they move forward.

After spotting a dead COG serviceman who has long since expired, the team move through a cave covered in Locust pods and spot an enormous wind flare on the other side.

Of course, as soon as the team attempts to escape the wind flare s path of destruction, the Locust Swarm attack and we get a taste of Gears of War 4 s buttery smooth gunplay.

Melee kills are also a brutal as ever, with JD pulling out a knife and slicing an enemy multiple times before charging forward.

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0
Timothy Guardado 2018-02-19
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[Update: Several recent job listings at Splash Damage have set the rumor mill in motion, suggesting that work on Gears of War 5 is now underway.

Splash Damage is the studio that worked on the multiplayer side of Gears of War 4 and it's now looking to fill roles such as associate art director, storyboard artist, cinematic artist and cinematic lead.

Given that the job listings explicitly state the work is for the Gears of War franchise, there's good reason for fan hopes to be high.

At the very least, Gears of War fans using Xbox Game Pass will be happy to know that any future game in the franchise will be included on their subscription following Microsoft's confirmation that all first-party exclusives, current and future, would be included on the service.]

There’s little doubt that Microsoft has plans to continue the series; Gears of War 4 certainly left enough loose threads with which to weave a sequel, and developer The Coalition has hinted that it expects to helm the potential Gears of War 5.

See below for more details)

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0
Wayne Konwinski 2016-08-19
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Gears of War 4 got a lengthy showing at Gamescom 2016.

COLOGNE, Germany—Changing the formula of a respected, successful franchise is a risky business, and first impressions of Gears of War 4's DeeBees highlight the problem.

This new robotic race of enemies, seemingly named by the director of a children's television show, flank and shoot like the Locust we're used to, but the aesthetic difference is difficult to warm to.

They can jump low when navigating over cover, and if they get close they turn suicide bomber and explode.

The smaller of the two walkers I saw tended to attack only in packs, their role seemingly focused on herding you into tight spots from which their larger siblings could deal the real damage and force you into a compromising position.

If you're too close to them when they jump over cover you become stunned for a moment, which is enough time for them to blow up and take you out.

Donald Koontz 2016-07-13
img

Gears of War 4 will likely be Microsoft s biggest game of the year, bringing fans back to the universe after more than three years.

To help drum up the excitement, developer The Coalition has partnered with Loot Crate to launch Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition.

Launching the same day as the game, Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition includes a full game download code for use on both Xbox One and PC as part of the new Xbox Play Anywhere program.

But you don t just get the most recent installment — the code also gives you access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment for play on the Xbox One.

In addition to the digital goodies, the bundle also includes high quality glassware, a Gears of War hoodie, and a 7-inch Lancer rifle replica.

Early pre-orders — as in pre-orders made this week — will also receive a gold lancer pin.

Michael Wilson 2016-10-06
img

Making a film out of the hit video game Gears of War has always sounded like a no-brainer.

However, despite multiple attempts over the past decade, it s never come to fruition.

Now, Universal and Microsoft have announced they re once again going to try and bring the sci-fi action franchise to the big screen.

The announcement was made on a live stream of the upcoming sequel, Gears of War 4, which comes to the Xbox One later this month.

As a way to support the franchise, the next logical step was to make the movie, Rod Fergusson, the head of development at the Coalition which makesGears of War , told Variety.

We d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.

Manuel Scarborough 2017-05-09

p Horde mode is the main draw for many Gears of War fans, and for good reason — it’s a tense and demanding battle royale that rewards dedication, skill and teamwork.

“Horde 3.0,” the newest version, is arguably the highlight of Gears of War 4.

Horde 3.0 not only brings new enemies and maps, but a completely new player class system and the ability to build various types of defenses.

It’s worth getting to know all the intricacies of Horde “3.0” if you ever want to make it to wave 50, which is why we’re going to clarify things, setting the stage for your team’s next winning run.

First pick the class that best suits your play style (bottom left option in the lobby screen); next assign a skill in the one skill slot you have unlocked to start (bottom middle of the screen); lastly choose a bounty (bottom right) to help you level up.

There are five classes: engineer, heavy, scout, sniper, and soldier.

James Manzo 2016-10-06
img

Making a film out of the hit video game Gears of War has always sounded like a no-brainer.

However, despite multiple attempts over the past decade, it s never come to fruition.

Now, Universal and Microsoft have announced they re once again going to try and bring the sci-fi action franchise to the big screen.

The announcement was made on a live stream of the upcoming sequel, Gears of War 4, which comes to the Xbox One later this month.

As a way to support the franchise, the next logical step was to make the movie, Rod Fergusson, the head of development at the Coalition which makesGears of War , told Variety.

We d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.

William Cutright 2017-01-10
img

However, considering the fact the Coalition has confirmed 4 is the foundation of a new trilogy, it doesn t take a genius to realise a sequel is in the works, and will most likely be one of the leading games to show off what Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Scorpio is truly capable of.

Note: All images are of Gears of War 4

We wouldn t be surprised to see a teaser trailer at this E3 2017, with a release date possibly for holiday 2018, giving two years between the games.

Gears of War 5 Story – What s going on?

We had the gang of soldiers surviving in a harsh world, the invasion, which was pretty much a new E-Day and the death of a loved, which was a close to a carbon copy of Dom s wife.

Marcus has seen the hive mind of the Swarm, he knows their plans and what s to come.

Mark Maynard 2018-06-04
img

This E3, there’s a fairly good chance Microsoft announces a new Halo game, as it has been nearly three years since the release of Halo 5: Guardians.

However, a new rumor suggests we could see as many of three games from the Gears of War series, as well.

According to Polygon, Microsoft could be planning to announce three wildly different games under the Gears of War umbrella.

One of these is allegedly Gears of War 5 — it’s a given that this game is in development, though with Gears of War 4 only releasing two years ago, it’s unlikely its successor would be ready for release in 2018.

The second rumored game will be a real-time strategy title in the same vein of the two Halo Wars spinoffs.

Given the amount of lore and history written into the Gears of War series already, this seems like the perfect opportunity to explore less familiar territory.

Rosalie Lee 2016-07-20
img

Gears of War 4 s campaign is taking a page out of the original trilogy s book, with an emphasis on atmosphere and incredible environmental set pieces to add pizazz to sections in between gunfights, and a new campaign walk-through video has us thinking that the series is in very good hands at The Coalition.

As protagonist JD Fenix and his squad of soldiers — Del and Kait — wander Sera in search of Kait s missing mother, the mission gives us a moment to just take in the beauty of the not Earth planet.

Enormous rock formations are covered in moss and trees, and an eerie nighttime glow casts dark shadows on the soldiers as they move forward.

After spotting a dead COG serviceman who has long since expired, the team move through a cave covered in Locust pods and spot an enormous wind flare on the other side.

Of course, as soon as the team attempts to escape the wind flare s path of destruction, the Locust Swarm attack and we get a taste of Gears of War 4 s buttery smooth gunplay.

Melee kills are also a brutal as ever, with JD pulling out a knife and slicing an enemy multiple times before charging forward.

Joseph Wiles 2016-10-09
img

After a few years of absence, the Gears of War franchise is back with the fourth main instalment heading to Xbox and PC gamers in a couple of days time there's also a film on the way .

So to commemorate, let's take a look at the best Gears-themed gear you can get your hands on.

It's set 25 years after Gears 3, featuring Marcus Fenix's son JD and his comrades facing off against a brand new threat.

Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Console, £400

If the game just wasn't enough, and you really want the new Xbox One S, get the fancily designed Gears 4 console.

It has a blood-red design inspired by the game, a 2TB hard drive, a digital copy of Gears 4 Ultimate Edition which has in-game content packs and a season pass included , a controller, and the other four Gears games.

Donald Broussard 2018-06-10
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Microsoft announced the next major entry in the "Gears of War" franchise on Sunday afternoon.

The game is called "Gears of War 5," and it continues the story from 2016's smash hit "Gears of War 4."

"Gears of War 5" is exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms.

Are you ready to chainsaw some more Locust?

With the newly announced "Gears of War 5," Microsoft's betting that the answer is a resounding yes.

The next entry in the gruff and grisly "Gears of War" third-person shooter series was announced by Microsoft on Sunday during the company's annual E3 media briefing.

Robert Carter 2016-10-05
img

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to make a movie based on Gears of War.Rod Fergusson, head of Gears of War developer The Coalition, announced during a game livestream that Universal Pictures has optioned motion picture rights to Microsoft Studios Gears of War game series, which has more than $1 billion and has been played by more than 45 million gamers.Scott Stuber Ted series, Central Intelligence and Dylan Clark Planet of the Apes series, Oblivion will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films.

In addition, Jon Mone, executive vice president of production, will oversee the project for Universal and Jay Ireland, senior vice president, will oversee for Bluegrass.Microsoft acquired the Gears of War series from Epic Games in 2014 and co-creator Rod Fergusson returned to lead The Coalition, the Microsoft development studio focused exclusively on Gears of War.

The series has had more than 3 million players since 2015, and Gears of War 4 launches on October 11 on the Xbox One and Windows 10.

Donald Koontz 2016-10-11
img

Liam McIntyre says actors like him are turning to parts in gaming because the stories are better and more detailed.

He says he's stepped into "big boots" as JD Fenix in the latest instalment of Gears of War.

"My character is the son, the the legendary Marcus Fenix, who is the star of the other three games in the series."

"He's very different to his father in the sense that he gets to be the new young kid on the block.

"You take things for granted as an actor in TV and film such as the setting.

If you're on location somewhere like in a giant office tower, you're probably actually in a giant office tower!

Christopher Hardy 2019-08-06

Microsoft is celebrating the launch of Gears 5 with a new custom Xbox One X console and controller.

The limited edition console includes the Omen Gears of War symbol frozen under ice and snow, and it’s the first limited edition Xbox One X since the Project Scorpio launch edition.

Microsoft’s Xbox industrial design team and The Coalition teamed up to design the custom Xbox One X, and it’s available to preorder today for $499 ahead of the Gears 5 launch next month.

The limited edition console will include download codes for Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War 4.

That’s quite the bundle for a Gears of War fan.

It also includes a new Gears 5 Xbox One controller with textured grips and a snow design.

Thomas Saysongkham 2016-10-11
img

Canadian developer The Coalition has outlined a number of tweaks, fixes, and changes coming to Gears of War 4 s online multiplayer component this week, revealing that players will see greater and more frequent rewards for their efforts.

Tuesday marks the launch of a server-side update for Gears of War 4 that increases the amount of credits earned from multiplayer matches and customization-focused Gear Packs will now be awarded more frequently.

Gears of War 4 is the latest entry in Microsoft s third-person shooter franchise, following up on a successful series of releases for the Xbox 360.

Developed by Gears of War: Ultimate Edition porting studio The Coalition, Gears of War 4 marks the franchise s Xbox One and Windows 10 debut while setting its core narrative 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3.

During beta phases in the weeks leading up to Gears of War 4 s retail launch, franchise fans approached The Coalition with concerns regarding multiplayer progression and payouts.

Notably, pre-release players noted that Gear Packs — which award randomly assigned character customization items and skins — were issued infrequently, giving fans little incentive to take on multiple matches in a row.

Michael Nicewander 2016-10-13
img

We've already had a great year for gaming, but the run up to Christmas is when things get totally insane.

Some of those games have already shipped in the last few weeks, including Forza Horizon 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, and all of the big PlayStation VR launch games.

But there's plenty more coming between now and 25 December, along with the PlayStation 4 Pro console to boot.

Ready to whip your wish list into shape?

Here's a look at what we think is still worth anxiously awaiting for the rest of the year, spanning consoles, PCs, VR headsets, and even Nintendo 3DS and mobile.

Given how late we are in the year, we've cut down the current list to 20 picks - but we'll be back up to a full stack of 30 when we roll over to 2017's most anticipated games before the calendar page falls.

Timothy Guardado 2018-02-19
img

[Update: Several recent job listings at Splash Damage have set the rumor mill in motion, suggesting that work on Gears of War 5 is now underway.

Splash Damage is the studio that worked on the multiplayer side of Gears of War 4 and it's now looking to fill roles such as associate art director, storyboard artist, cinematic artist and cinematic lead.

Given that the job listings explicitly state the work is for the Gears of War franchise, there's good reason for fan hopes to be high.

At the very least, Gears of War fans using Xbox Game Pass will be happy to know that any future game in the franchise will be included on their subscription following Microsoft's confirmation that all first-party exclusives, current and future, would be included on the service.]

There’s little doubt that Microsoft has plans to continue the series; Gears of War 4 certainly left enough loose threads with which to weave a sequel, and developer The Coalition has hinted that it expects to helm the potential Gears of War 5.

See below for more details)