Perhaps the most unexpected announcement by EA at E3 2018 was that Gears of War 5 is on its way. With the details still thin on the ground, it was time for enthusiasts to have their first glimpse of the next COG vs. Locust shoot-em-up.
The announcement was obvious. With Microsoft seemingly struggling with its list of exclusive Xbox titles, it was a safe bet to assume that [GearsofWar5 – and Halo Infinite – would play a large part in this year's annual press conference . The Californian firm could also do it by changing some Xbox One X units too, and Gears 5 will certainly help.
Having said that, below you will find everything you need to know about Gears of War 5 after, although brief, presentation of E3, including the release date, history and details of the game.
Gears of War 5: Everything we know so far
Gears of War 5: When will Gears of War 5 launch?
While The Coalition did not provide fanatic enthusiasts with concrete details about the release date for Gears of War 5, we know that the next installment will make an appearance in 2019. It's just that we do not know much more than that, I'm afraid, but I'll update this article when I discover more.
This launch window is aligned with the launch programs of the previous titles. Historically, between three and five years have elapsed between games, so it's still a bit early in the typical Gears of War development cycle: 2019 makes a lot of sense.
Gears of War 5: What's the story?
If you've landed on this page, you've probably already played Gears of War 4 and you're as tormented by that dark end as we are. It seems that Gears of War 5 will be based on the story of the last game, with the players instead of pushing the shoes of Kait Diaz, instead of J.D Fenix, with Marcus and the rest of the cast Gears 4 coming back. That's all we know about the story so far, with the advance of the four-minute game keeping sparkle over the game's plot.
Gears of War 5: details of the game
Gears of War 4 saw a brand new studio take control of the franchise Epic Games handed over the keys to Rob Ferguson, of the newly formed The Coalition, and the studio produced a solid game. What happens is that it was not amazing, it simply delivered the same old game mechanics of the previous titles.
Even Cliff Bleszinski, former director of the Gears of War series, advised The Coalition take some more risks. In an interview with GameSpot, Bleszinski said: "What The Coalition did was give people what they want, they did Episode VII of JJ Abrams, I've seen Episode VII five times, I still have eyes I'm very excited, but when I think objectively about it, I think "there were not many risks there." So I hope they run a little more risk in the future. "
The mechanics of the game were not very different from any previous game Gears apart from the presentation of robots similar to transformers at the end of Gears of War 4.
Gears of War 5, at least since the game's brief demonstration at E3 2018, seems to be taking more risks. On the one hand, the environments are more varied, with snowy tundra and lush jungles in the center of the stage. New enemies were also shown, along with new melee weapons.
Gears of War 5: On what platforms will it be launched?
As a release from Microsoft, Gears of War 5 will be released on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Although not yet a word, Gears of War 5 will almost develop in 4K, too, to take advantage of the new high-resolution dexterity of the Xbox One X.