What you need to know

  • Gears of War: Retrospective is a book that chronicles the history of the franchise.
  • It's written by Polygon's Arthur Gies and launches in July.
  • It contains new interviews with developers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson.
  • You can preorder it for $32 on Amazon.

Today, Gears of War developer The Coalition announced that it was partnering with Udon Entertainment to release "Gears of War: Retrospective - The First 10 Years." Gears of War: Retrospective is a book that chronicles the extensive history of the Gears of War franchise, from its tenure at Epic Games until The Coalition took over. Gears 5 is launching this holiday season, so it should give long-time fans an interesting look into the development of previous games.

The book is written by Polygon's Arthur Gies and provides a detailed look into the history of Gears of Wars through the words of its developers, designers, and artists. According to Xbox Wire, it contains over 250 pages of commentary, concept art, and key visuals. It also includes new interviews with Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and The Coalition Studio Head Rod Fergusson.

Microsoft says that Gears of War: Retrospective should be available on July 16, but you can preorder it now through retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Are you excited to learn more about its history? What do you want out of Gears 5? Let us know.

Detailed history

Gears of War: Retrospective - The First 10 Years

From Lancers to Locust

Gears of War: Retrospective is a book that chronicles the extensive history of the Gears of War franchise, from its tenure at Epic Games until The Coalition took over.

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