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Gears 5 is getting a photo mode soon, teases The Coalition's Rod Fergusson

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition.
  • The game features a lot of new additions to its campaign and multiplayer.
  • It seems like it's getting a photo mode soon.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon (opens in new tab).

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition, the Xbox Game Studios team responsible for the acclaimed Gears of War franchise. It launched in early access last week as an Ultimate Edition, and this week, the Standard Edition became available to everyone else.

While the game is getting great reviews, there are some missing features like a photo mode. Luckily, it seems like it's on the way because The Coalition's Rod Fergusson teased it on Twitter today. When IGN's Destin Legarie commented that the game needs a photo mode, Fergusson replied with a popular meme, urging patience.

Hopefully, the team will announce when the long-awaited photo mode will be available soon. Gears 5 should've launched with it to begin with.

Related: Gears 5 known bugs and launch issues

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "as a benchmark for visual excellence balanced against stellar performance, Gears 5 is technical wizardry. It also bridges platforms and storefronts... complete with... cross-play. The fact that Gears 5 manages to jam a... 12 to 18-hour campaign, several multiplayer modes, a map editor, and the promise of post-launch support represents one of the best deals in gaming right now. It's an even better value when you factor in Xbox Game Pass."

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

2 Comments
  • That's actually pretty cool. Can't have a game with the best graphics and no photo mode. That would be a big shame.
  • Photo Modes are kinda cool, but I've never really used them much except for in Elite Dangerous where I've discovered something new and interesting, I can definitely understand the appeal though in something like this or Control.