Gears of War 5, which is actually called Gears 5 for reasons I won’t pretend to like or understand seems to be coming together splendidly ahead of its 2019 release.
That’s according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer at least. He recently headed out to Vancouver to visit Gears 5 developer The Coalition, and see how the game was shaping up, and he seems pretty impressed with what he saw.
This is the only one I could sneak while Rod wasn't looking. Gears 5 is looking great. pic.twitter.com/yfUxvYEoOi
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 21, 2019
Then again, if anyone is gonna say one of the next big Xbox One exclusives is shaping up nicely, it’s gonna be the man in charge of Xbox, so make of his comments what you will.
Spencer didn’t reveal too much of his trip, but did take to Twitter to share a sneaky snap of the studio and reveal that “Gears 5 is looking great.”
Beyond that, we don’t really know much about the game right now, other than it follows on from the cliffhanger ending of Gears of War 4 and stars that game’s Kait Diaz as the first playable female lead in the franchise.
While the game still doesn’t have a solid release date, The Coalition boss Rod Fergusson recently teased on Twitter that the team is currently recording voice lines.
— Rod Fergusson (@GearsViking) February 19, 2019
In other Gears of War news, Guardians of The Galaxy star Dave Bautista has previously said he’s very much up for playing grizzled protagonist Marcus Fenix in the currently in development movie at Universal.
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.