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Microsoft’s big plan to turn Gears of War into the next Halo

In 2014, Microsoft acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games and formed a new studio — now known as The Coalition — to serve as the stewards of the brand, appointing series co-creator Rod Fergusson to lead the project. Things started out purposefully slow and steady. First, there was a remaster of the original game, followed by Gears of War 4, a game explicitly designed to be conservative.

Today at E3 in Los Angeles, Microsoft didn’t just announce the next Gears of War. It also unveiled a plan to turn the franchise into something much bigger than a console shooter series. Alongside Gears 5, there’s also a turn-based strategy game for PC called Gears Tactics, and a cutesy mobile game with a Funko art style called Gears Pop. These are games meant to broaden the audience for the series, both in terms of who plays Gears games, and where they play them.

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XiNatsuDragnel64d ago

Just create new IP don't be like Sonic team.

2pacalypsenow64d ago

Too late for that, gears was at it's peak on the Xbox 360.

BlackIceJoe64d ago

I know I might be the only one, but I hope at a later date Gears Tactics will come to the Xbox One too.

Goukira64d ago

from the numbers of iterations there are from both games Gears already is MS's Halo ^^

Shiken64d ago

Why don't they just come up with a new shooter IP instead of trying to drag on franchises that they already wrapped up games ago?

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