Gears 5 announced for 2019, new main protagonist

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the next major entry in its Gears of War franchise, with two new reveal trailers. Gears 5 shifts its focus to Kait Diaz, diving deeper into her background with a continuation on 2016's Gears of War 4.

Currently, we know the game will offer single-player, local co-op, online co-op across its campaign, offering the "biggest, most beautiful" experience in the series. Gears 5 will also be enhanced for Xbox One X, supporting 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) at 60 frames per second (FPS).

Announced during Microsoft's E3 2018 media briefing, the game's reveal was paired with a five-minute cinematic trailer and a two-minute unveiling of in-game footage.

Gears 5 is set for release on Xbox One and Windows 10.

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  • Makes sense, she was the main character of Gears 4, even if she wasn't playable. I'm skeptical about melee but maybe they can make it work, so long as it maintains the weight and brutality of the counter and execution system from previous games then they are onto a winner. Just don't price gouge your customers, is Gears 5 has random loot boxes for Horde mode again I will lose my ****. Oh, and actually make do on their promises and add meaningful stuff to the game, like new classes, NEW maps, etc. You know, kind of like what the achievements list promised.
  • Just got around to watching the trailers, the dialogue is really cringeworthy, but still keen for now.
  • It's funny how they're so desperate to replace their white male leads, between Halo and Gears now. I don't get why the industry is so big on doing this. Seems stupid that after all the talk about how judgment by demographics, they're so lazily doing copy-paste on big-name franchises to hit check boxes.
  • God....gears 5 is announced & I still haven't played gears 4 even though I've it. I tried installing & running it on 2 of my laptops but faced the same issue....a black screen n then exit to desktop. If someone knows a solution for this...please suggest me or WC please try contacting MS informing them of the will be really helpful.