What. A. Show. This E3 has been the biggest ever in Gears history with three games – Gears 5, Gears Tactics and Gears Pop! – all revealed on stage and to millions of people around the world.
For us at The Coalition, this was a moment of adrenaline, excitement and joy to finally reveal what we’ve been cooking up here at the studio (along with our fantastic partners). We hope it was just as good for you.
But let’s get to the upcoming suite of Gears goodness!
The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.
Gears 5 is the next major title in the Gears series for Xbox One and Windows 10, built right here at The Coalition. Gears 5 is set to be the biggest Gears experience yet as you skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins as Kait – all playable in Co-Op both online and on the couch.
As with every Gears game, we’re pushing Gears 5 to be a visual showcase for all Xbox fans. On Xbox One X, you can expect 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
Hit up the trailer above for your first look at Gears 5, coming in 2019. (P.S - There’s a lot of less-obvious reveals of new things in the trailer too. Get hunting!).
Strap in for this one Gears fans - Gears Tactics is a first in so many ways for the Gears franchise.
Not only is this the first ever true Gears PC experience our fans have been asking for, it’s also the first time Gears has ventured into a new genre: turn-based tactics.
So what is Gears Tactics? Developed in partnership with Splash Damage, you can expect a sweet sandwich of fast-paced brutal action and turn-based tactics including squad customization, upgradable weapons and abilities. Oh, and, it wouldn’t be Gears without some epic boss battles now would it?
Gears Tactics is in development now and will share more details including release timing at a later date.
We’re pretty sure no-one saw THIS one coming.
Developed with our partners at MediaTonic in the UK, Gears Pop! is an ‘out-of-time’ Gears experience for mobile devices that lets you play Gears on the go.
Even more exciting, we partnered with our friends at Funko Pop! to bring their unique character style from their ever ‘pop’ular (get it?) series of Gears figurines into the game.
Check out the trailer above for a first taste of the art style and crazy team combinations you’ll find in Gears Pop! when it becomes available on iOS and Android in 2019.
We’re sure you have plenty of questions about Gears 5, Gears Tactics and Gears Pop! beyond what we’ve revealed today. We couldn’t wait to let you all know what to expect from the future of Gears and – in some cases – giving you a first taste of what’s to come.
But, dear fans, there’s an important note to share - all of these games are well in the midst of production. That means we’re not going to have more to share for a good while, some sooner than others. Rest assured, your patience will be rewarded as each game gets closer to release but, for now at least, bear with us for a while. When the time is right, we’ll share more.
When it comes to Gears 5, we’ll have some new tidbits to share on the trailer over the months ahead (like WHAT IS THAT THING?). A great place to start is our next Gears Weekly Live Stream, where we’ll be diving a little more into the trailer live with all of you. Join us at 3pm PT this Thursday (June 14th) on live.gearsofwar.com.
Gears 4 Celebration Event
Support for Gears 4 is still going strong, with plenty more events, earnable content, Gear Packs and more yet to come!
To celebrate the huge E3 announcements, we’re throwing a massive week-long event in Gears 4 beginning Monday, June 11th. Here’s what to expect when the event kicks off tomorrow:
- 5 For 5: Level up fast in our first EVER 5XP week
- Outer Wilds Kait Pack: Collect a new Kait variant and Jack weapon skins in a new Gear Pack!
- <3 Carmines: Craft Anthony, Benjamin and Clayton with Scrap in our new Series 3 drop
- Earn MS Studio Skins: Take on 2 new challenges to earn Animated Microsoft Studios weapon skins! Claim the skins at https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/my-rewards
- Blitz Continues: King of the Hill on steroids. This fast, frantic version of KOTH has fast moving hills and requires a player to be in the ring to earn points. Don’t miss this one!
For a taste of everything else to come over the next month for Gears 4, check out the Road Map for June and Early July below.
From all us at The Coalition, thank you for your incredible support that made three different Gears experiences a reality. We can’t wait to show you more.
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