What you need to know
- Gears 5 launches in September on Xbox One and PC.
- The game eliminates the season pass and loot crates.
- A Gears 5-themed controller appeared online.
- You can preorder the game for $50 on Amazon (opens in new tab).
Gears 5 is a third-person shooter that launches in September and The Coalition keeps on providing us with new details about the upcoming game. Recently, Gears 5 Multiplayer Design Director Ryan Cleven discussed servers and balance tuning. The franchise will feature 60 Hz servers for the first time with Gears 5 and there is one tuning setup across core and competitive multiplayer modes.
However, it seems like there is a hardware surprise, too. A few days ago, an image of a Gears 5-themed Xbox One controller started appearing online. While one such image isn't proof that the device exists, since then, several outlets and retailers have posted images of the controller. As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until we receive an official confirmation, but it seems like it's the real deal.
The controller looks absolutely stunning and it seems like Controller Gear is going to release a stand for it as well. This has to be one of the best-looking controllers Microsoft has ever made in my opinion. Maybe the ones that launched with Halo 5: Guardians come close.
Unlike many other games, Gears 5 shines with Unreal Engine 4. The game looks stunning and runs at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second (FPS) on Xbox One X. Gears of War 4 ran at 4K 30 FPS during the campaign and 4K 60 FPS during multiplayer. This time around, both modes are the same frame rate.
Shoutout to "WalkingCat" for the tip.
A personal journey
Explore Sera. Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts, and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
Xbox accessories you'll love
Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.
Talon PDP Xbox media remote (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
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.
Be nice if it was an Elite Controller 2, but it isn't, so I'm sad.
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