The fifth instalment of Microsoft’s long-running third-person shooter series, Gears 5, is reported to be released on September 10 this year.
The box art depicts the familiar face of Marcus Fenix, protagonist of the previous 4 Gears of War games. But this time, he’s shunted to the side, and taking centre stage is Kait, the new protagonist for Gears 5.
First teased at E3 2018, Gears 5 is one of the most heavily-anticipated games for the Xbox One crowd. However, since then, both Microsoft and developers The Coalition have been rather tight-lipped about more details about the game, let alone its release date.
The second half of the year is where most new games would be released, so a September launch might not be an unrealistic date for Gears 5.
Also, it’s way ahead of the potential October – December release schedule for other AAA titles, so that may be a good thing for Microsoft to ramp up the sales for Gears 5.
In any case, look forward to Microsoft’s Xbox E3 press conference on June 9 for more updates on Gears 5.
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