According to Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb during his recent Game Mess Mornings show, developer The coalition will reportedly be focusing on producing the next installment in the Gears of War series, Gears 6, as the studio is now ‘full steam ahead’ on the title. This comes after the cancellation of two games being developed at the studio, and a series of layoffs at Microsoft that also impacted the studio.
Grubb claimed “They have canceled that smaller project, as well as another project, so there have been two games canceled there.”
“This was all reflected in the layoffs that happened at Microsoft, which did hit The Coalition a little bit. The studio is now going to move on fully to Gears 6. I say now, it has likely moved on to Gears 6 in full over the course of the last year, but definitely, that will be their next game.”
Details on the latest mainline game Gears 5, via its Steam page can be seen below:
From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears 5 relaunches with brand new features.
Campaign: With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. New campaign features let you take your character and weapon skins into new playthroughs and enjoy bonus difficulties and modifiers.
PvP: May the best team win! With new modes and content since Launch, Versus rewards every competitive style, from casual to pro.
PvE: Co-operatively battle to survive. Pick your character, pick your class, and hunker down in Horde or push through in Escape.
Three-player Campaign Co-op: Battle alongside your friends in three-player online or split-screen co-op.
Accessibility: Customize your gaming experience with updated accessibility features, including full controller remapping, single stick movement, Adaptive Controller support, narrated UI and menus, improved subtitles and more.
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