Gears Tactics possibly headed to Xbox One, despite PC 'exclusivity' (Updated)

Gears Tactics
Gears Tactics (Image credit: Microsoft)

Update January 9, 2019: Razer has updated its list of keyboard and mouse-supported titles to remove Gears Tactics.

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Gears Tactics is Microsoft's upcoming turn-based spin-off of the Gears of War shooter series. Following its reveal at E3 2018 adjacent to Gears 5, details are scarce on the XCOM-style strategy experience. While first unveiled as a Windows 10 PC exclusive, a new listing indicates a planned Xbox One expansion.

With mouse and keyboard now supported on Xbox One, third-party accessories manufacturer, Razer is showcasing its new couch-friendly Turret setup. At CES 2019, the firm has also detailed a refreshed list of titles, including Gears 5 and Gears Tactics. And while yet to be formally revealed, its Xbox One debut wouldn't be surprising.

Gears of War has been a staple of the Xbox lineup for over a decade. With Xbox One mouse and keyboard support recently revealed (and deployed) on the console, Gears Tactics could be a perfect fit for Microsoft's home console. Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Gaming, Phil Spencer, has previously indicated keyboard-only titles aren't ruled out entirely.

As with any unconfirmed reveals, take the news lightly until Microsoft issues a formal statement. We've reached out to Microsoft and will update this article upon a response.

Related: Read our Gears Tactics full review!

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.