Today on stage at the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, Microsoft announced two exceptional additions to the Gears franchise. They announced Gears Tactics and Gears 5 at E3, and for me as a Gears fan that’s a big YES!
With the Gears franchise expansion beginning in early 2019, these two titles will explore two distinct gameplay genres TPS & TBS. Led by Gears 5, the most ambitious Gears ever. You follow Kait, as she journeys across the biggest and most beautiful Gears world created. The war for humanity also escalates on two fronts, outside the capital city and within Kait herself.
Reunites with franchise cast including Laura Bailey (Kait Diaz), Liam McIntyre (JD Fenix), Eugene Byrd (Del Walker) and John DiMaggio (Marcus Fenix) and features music from acclaimed composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Gears of War 4) who will return for Gears 5.
Because it’s Gears, you can play solo or with friends in local split-screen or online co-op. This all possible at 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 FPS on Xbox One X.
Developed by our team at The Coalition, Gears 5 will be released in 2019 for Xbox One and Windows 10. It will also come to Xbox Game Pass on the same date as its global release.
As for Gears Tactics, it brings the true Gears of War PC experience that fans have been asking for. Developed in partnership with Splash Damage, Gears Tactics evolves turn-based tactics games combining signature fast-paced brutal action and character-driven storytelling with customizable squads, upgradable weapons, and of course, massive boss battles.
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Gears of War 4 Xbox One X Enhanced was re-released on November 7, 2017 and added True 4K graphics, Dolby Atmos surround and other performance features and is available as a free update for all Gears of War 4 players. New players can get Gears of War 4 for 50% off ($19.99 USD) during E3 week.
The complete Gears of War catalog is now available on Xbox Game Pass which includes Xbox One X Enhanced updates for Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3, adding 4K Ultra HD resolution modes to the original releases. New Xbox Game Pass subscribers can begin a free 14 day trial or get one month for $1 during E3 week.