The least we can say is that Gears 5 was a little slap when it was released in 2019 : Certainly one of the most beautiful games on the Xbox One, this Microsoft exclusive had established itself as one of the most efficient TPS of the generation for reasons which you can find right here. Necessarily, the wait for a sixth episode is felt but new information should put the most impatient in perspective.
We owe them to Jez Corden, a renowned Windows Central journalist, disclosed in the last XNC Podcast: according to him, the title is well and truly planned … but would not arrive before “2024/2025”. The studio in charge of it, The Coalition, would indeed work on another title as a priority for a very specific reason.
The American studio first worked on a brand new IP and for a defined purpose: get your hands on Unreal Engine 5 to be able to take out heavy artillery on Gears 6 and rely on better know-how. Therefore, this first new software would be “A smaller game” and would be scheduled for 2023.
Despite the certain credibility of Jez Corden who is not his first attempt in terms of leaks, it is still and always to take the information with tweezers while awaiting official confirmation. Nevertheless, it is clear that his words coincide rather well with the news: firstly because the rumor of a new franchise in development at The Coalition is not new, and secondly because the firm has already shown its interest in Unreal Engine 5 by participating in the making of The Matrix Awakens. So let’s try to take our pain patiently.