Just something that popped into my head, are we ever going to see a new variation for the COG Gear Armor among the latest generation? Because JD and Del got new armor, but look here:
Notice how all the Gears in the background are still wearing the E-Day armor, which is a completely different style of armor compared to JD/Del's.
Anyone else think it's a little od that we haven't seen a change in the COG Armor yet? I mean we had a change between Gears 1, 2, and 3. But no change yet in 4.
I think the reason Gears still wear the good old blue armour with black tactical uniform is because simply there was no reason to replace a effective armour set that has been used since the Pendulum Wars and was fairly effective even into the Locust War as was all of the Military Equipment (with the exception of the Lancer) which was never changed because the COG were world leaders in Military tech after years of research to gain any advantage over the UIR, also after the Lambent and Locusts got killed by Adam Fenix's machine there was almost nobody left to fight besides some rogue stranded who could easily be avoided so the remnants of the COG focused more or rebuilding civilisation rather than fighting because there was simply nothing to fight over so focus was put into other efforts like finding survivors and constructing new cities and other useful technology not directly related to Military purposes, you mentioned how advanced JD and Del's Armour is, it could easily be assumed that they were ether Special Forces or in a advanced Infantry unit and had custom Armour in a similar fashion how to Delta Squad and how everybody (with the exception of Benjamin and Anthony Carmine, Kim and Baird) had unique custom or rare armour that was silver in colour just like JD and Del have which probably isn't a coincidence, outside the in universe explanation as far as the Coalition's design choice is concerned I guess that the updated graphics of the Helmeted Gears a with the extra details alone are enough to make them look more "futuristic" so I can imagine that if we encounter any Helmeted Gears in future games they would be using a model very similar to how they appeared in Gears of War 4 and Gears of War Ultimate Edition, also there was no real changes between the overall designs seen in Gears 1 and 2 just that new Helmet variants were added as the whole lore of Sera was expanded such as parts of the hollow that was never previously mentioned, new locusts and weapons , the only design "change" was in Gears 3 where they looked more like post apocalyptic bodybuilders who had bulkier armour and even then the Classic Gears still appeared in some parts of the Game (as dead bodies, operating the King Raven turrets in Azura and in the Final Cutscene as survivors), the Helmeted Gears in RAAM's Shadows had the same model with a updated texture that gave them a more realistic looking Armour and Clothing , and in Gears 4 you may notice that the Female Gears have a very different helmet to what the men wear and you probably recall the Medics in the "V -Day" flashback who wore white armour and looked almost like Stormtroopers so design changes are made but the reason there was no drastic changes is probably because even though Gears 4 is set decades later they look "futuristic" enough and the designers don't want them to look ridiculously sci fi like how the Marines in Halo which disappointed many fans because they liked how they looked like realistic sci fi soldiers until Halo 4 when they looked more like some sort of "space rangers" from rejected Star Wars/Mass Effect concept art, clearly though many would disagree but I think that TC doesn't want to make that mistake as the Gears are the Gears of War equivalent of Marines and fans would get upset if they looked too much look space ranger robocops just like how they "played it safe" in every other regard like keeping the gameplay the same with the exception of the knife ability and keeping most of the original cast alive and making the new hero JD as plain as possible just in case fans didn't like whatever colourful personality they had intended, Cliffy B even stated that he thinks Gears 4 is "The Force Awakens" of Gears of War in the sense that very little has changed to avoid upsetting the fans over any possible changes, radical design change resulted in disaster for Halo that lost countless fans so there is no reason that risk should be made with our beloved Gears of War.