According to a leak over at Walmart, Gears of War 5 may be on the way. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise considering that Gears is one of the Xbox’s flagship franchises.
Before Gears 4 came out, The Coalition head Rod Ferguson explained to Digital Spy that there would definitely be a Gears of War 5 as long as Gears 4 didn’t do “horribly.” Here’s what he said:
One of the things that’s nice about Microsoft’s investment is that we know, unless this does horribly, we’re probably going to do another one. That’s made it easier to design moving forward. In the past, when we were doing Gears 1, Gears 2, and Gears 3, there was a lot of doubt, we didn’t know whether there would be another one, so we just had to get everything in right now. Here, we’re able to look at it, recognize a great idea that doesn’t quite fit right now, but it’ll fit in the next one. It’s made it a lot easier.
Gears 4 also ended on a cliffhanger, leaving plenty of room for a sequel to continue to explore the adventures of J.D. and Marcus Fenix.
The Walmart leak also included Rage 2, Borderlands 3, a new Splinter Cell game, Just Cause 4, a new Assassin’s Creed game, Lego DC Villains, and more. None of these games, including Gears of War 5, have been confirmed by their respective studios yet, so take this report with a pinch of salt.
There is some validity to the report, however. Just a week after Rage 2 was leaked, Bethesda confirmed that the title is indeed in development. This could bode well for the rest of the report, which means we may very well see a Gears of War 5 reveal at E3 2018!
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Gears of War 5 Release Date
Gears of War 5 doesn’t have a release date at the moment and hasn’t been officially confirmed. It’s possible that the game will be revealed at E3 2018. If we had to make an educated guess, we’d have to see that we probably won’t be playing this game until 2019 at the earliest. After all, Gears 4 arrives in late 2016, which means that The Coalition has been working on the sequel for less than two years at this point.