E3 2018: Gears 5 Announced At Microsoft's Xbox One Press Conference

The Coalition returns to Gears of War with the next big entry in the series.

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Microsoft has just unveiled the next installment in the Gears of War franchise, and it looks to really up the stakes. In Gears of War 5, coming sometime in 2019, the series looks to add a deeper emotional depth to the series, while still prioritizing the intense action and thrilling moments the previous games have always focused on. In the trailer, we got to see many returning characters, including Kate Diaz--who is the central character of the game--along with the likes of Marcus Fenix.

Once again developed by The Coalition, Gears of War 5 will pick up sometime after the events of Gears of War 4, which was a fresh start for the series with the COG forces fighting against a new threat. From the lengthy trailer, we saw a number of locations that you'll come to visit, such an ice-covered lake and a jungle environment. While the the series has jumped around between different areas, there seems to be a stronger focus on variety here. Along with the reveal of GoW5, we saw an announcement of the new tactics game set in the Gears of War series.

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But that wasn't the only Gears announcement at the Xbox press conference. We also learned about Gears Pop, which is...a game. For more info on Gears of War 5, and the many other games from the Microsoft Press Conference, keep an eye out for more news and info on GameSpot's E3 2018 hub page.

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Female protanogist...

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Hope it has a Battle Royale mode. Haha

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Maybe 5 will have a whole story this time, not half of one like 4 did.

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I think it was time for a reboot for tue series. But as a long time fan, I'll still play it.

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@pcps4xb: I mean 4 was a reboot. it just had the previous characters in it. That being said, a game that includes none of them wouldve been cool

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@ntrocketsurgery: I was thinking like a comple reboot. Different gameplay style and level design.

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@nibbin1191: Yeah, Tactics was totally the cooler looking Gears game there.

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Wait, I'm confused GS, is it Gears 5 or Gears of War 5?

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M$ you got something real special there ;)

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I hope this one has an actual ending

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@siarhei: I imagine that ending will be called Gears of War 6.

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@siarhei: But an open ending maybe needed for this to hype for Gears of War 6. Anyway, I really wanna see the fate of 4 main characters, why did Anya die and how, fate of the Locust, and why did JD become like this?

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@solidsnakeen: oh don't get me wrong I'm totally going to play it. Just wish it was more contained like GoW 2 or 3.

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spoieled too much in the trailer xD..., just hope its (way) bigger / longer than gears 4..., and not everytime soo obvious when a shoo-out is about to beginn (cover boxes everytime obviously placed)...

and hope the highest difficulty is well balanced for the SP mode..., not just the co-op mode (ammo issue when solo-ing it alone; H5 was even ruined for that reason: ammo /loot drops would disappear after some enemies respawend, making some parts impossible -_-)

eitherway glad Gears is not following the "mmo footsteps" other big franchises are, like Halo probably is.., this G5 trailer looked good..., just needs to be a bit "darker"

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And of course Jack is back!

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The way they were talking about Gears POP and mobile stuff really threw me for a loop. I was pleasantly surprised when they revealed a new trailer for a new Gears. The icing on the cake was actual gameplay footage.

Wonder where the Gears series will take us on this installment.

-PLEASANT SURPRISE NINJA APPROVED-

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Wow, just wow. That was truly awesome. Marcus is alive and JD is so different now, he's not like before, not a bit. And is his hand artificial?

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