Xbox head Phil Spencer teases possible 'Gears 5' upgrade for Xbox Series X

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Gears 5 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Source: Microsoft

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from Xbox Game Studios.
  • Xbox head Phil Spencer teased an upgrade for the game.
  • It looks like the title will become even better-looking on Xbox Series X.
  • Gears 5 is part of Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition, an Xbox Game Studios team. It received great reviews at launch and the multiplayer mode seems to have gained a lot of traction in recent weeks. Today, Xbox head Phil Spencer teased further "enhancements" for the game. From what it looks like, these upgrades will be part of the Xbox Series X version of the game.

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The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console that promises support for 8K resolution and 120 frames per second. Hopefully, Microsoft will discuss these upgrades soon because this is quite the tease.

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  • Nifty, but I stopped playing that game months ago, and a fresh coat of paint isn't going to help with the uninspired gameplay (Escape and Horde are both pretty meh, campaign was fun, but the rest of the modes didn't really do it for me).
  • I only tried a little bit through the campaign. I was hoping that it would be more fun and not the usual Gears of Bore that I remember. The fact that I stopped kind of makes me never want to start again. I would really love to play through it just for the graphical effort they put in.
  • Sounds like you just don't like Gears. I thought it was crazy fun.
  • Yes, you are exactly right. Not a fan of cover shooters, and that's fine. Not every game needs to be for everyone. I will admit it felt a little different early on and was more playable for me, but I would rather do something else.
  • I enjoyed the campaign for what it is, but the co op modes are just easy as pie in Gears 5, didn't feel like there was any challenge to it so I just stopped playing, if I can get my housemate back into Gears maybe we will jump back in.
  • I thought it was one of the best games of the generation. Top drawer visuals. Top draw 60fps performance. Amazing animations and performances by the actors. Great story. Really liked the RPG elements. And the most robust cover system out there. Absolutely phenomenal game.
  • Graphics in that game are gorgeous, but I think the series needs to take a hiatus for a bit. Let the team try something new.
  • Loved the campaign in Gears 5, played it on the X so it already looked spectacular. If they upgrade it for free on the Series X I will have another go at the campaign though there were some sections there that the thought of repeating fill me full of dread but they will probably be easier on a second go through.
  • Might just be me, noticing things that are not there, but does anyone else see some red lines covering up the image of the controller (under the TV)? Could we also be seeing a modified controller design, with different ports? I could be way off, as it is tough to see, but it looks like a deliberate attempt to hide the bottom player facing side.
  • Could just be a long wire...