During Microsoft’s E3 2018 briefing a bit of a troll was pulled when the familiar Gears of War symbol, a red skull inside a gear, appeared on the screen and excited the crowd. This excitement quickly died when Funko POP! versions of the characters showed up, and it was revealed that it was for a new mobile game titled Gears POP! instead of the highly anticipated next game in the series.
Thankfully they didn’t toy with the fans’ feelings for too long before it was announced that Gears of War 5, or simply Gears 5 as they’re apparently calling it, was indeed on the way. This was backed up with a pair of announce trailers, which you can find below along with more info on the game.
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.
NEVER FIGHT ALONE
Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.
In addition to the two Gears of War 5 trailers below, I’ve also included the Gears POP! trailer for anyone who might be interested in seeing it. A third game was also announced, Gears Tactics, which will be a turn-based strategy game.
Gears of War 5 will be released sometime in 2019.
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In Gears 5 as Kait, journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world ever created. Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op and experience every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second. Coming in 2019.
Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Available on Xbox Game Pass at launch.
Gears of War and Funko POP! join forces to bring a new Gears game to mobile devices for the first time. Coming in 2019.