Gears 5 Multiplayer Reveal Confirmed For June

Gears 5 is coming this year to Xbox One and PC.

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Gears 5 is expected to be one of Microsoft's biggest new releases for 2019, and the game's multiplayer mode will be revealed in June during an all-new eSports TV show. Microsoft has announced a partnership with Eleague for the Eleague Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood. A six-part "event series" that also features live tournament gameplay, the show will focus on professional Gears players.

The show debuts Friday, June 14 at 11 PM ET on TBS. It'll serve as the world premiere of Gears 5 versus multiplayer, and people will compete up until the final, called The Invitational. Eight players from around the world will compete for the title. The final will be streamed live on Twitch and through the B/R streaming service on July 13 and 14.

"The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood will provide an unprecedented look into the uniquely passionate world of Gears Esports through the lens of six of the most well-known professional players. Over the six episodes, the series will explore each player's intense connection to the game as they navigate the transition between Gears of War 4 and Gears 5, balancing the untapped potential of new opportunities with the fallout from past decisions," Microsoft said.

Eleague is the eSports organization run by Turner Broadcasting and WME/IMG. The organization has hosted other tournaments in the past for titles like Counter-Strike, Overwatch, Black Ops 4, Street Fighter V, Rocket League, and many others.

During Inside Xbox, Rod Fergusson also teased that The Coalition is working on a lot related to Gears and indicated that the Gears Tactics, a game that was announced during E3 2018, will also be shown soon. He stopped short of saying exactly when, however.

Gears 5 launches on Xbox One and PC later this year. Given that this multiplayer reveal is happening after E3, it seems Microsoft may focus on the game's single-player that will feature Kait Diaz in the lead role.

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Pyrosa

Don't even try those fkn loot boxes for random Horde skills again, Rod... The specific cosmetics for specific prices are fine.

The only reaaon why you guys haven't been dragged through the dirt on these like EA is...

Hrm...

Wait, why haven't we dragged the Gears team over the coals for their loot boxes again? It's the whole "chance at skins" and "paid random gameplay-affecting upgrades" scam, and always has been.

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FreeRyu

@Pyrosa: No lootboxes confirmed

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Alumenad

Been there, done that tbh. Gears of War 4 was generic AF. What we need is less of these old franchises and more new IPs, more creativity, more risk.

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onehitta323

Gears is the only reason to even to own an xbox at this point. Great series and I hope this does well. Most likely I will buy it.

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videogameninja

Gears 5 is going to be Microsoft’s big name title for the year and the game that is going to have the best chance of gathering more adopters to the X box brand (unless a new Halo suddenly shows up this year.).

If Microsoft is smart they will devout a big portion of their E3 showing to this killer title. Honestly, it'll just be good to see a proper Gears game again on that release schedule.

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spartanx169x

@videogameninja: Halo won’t come out this year. It would be competing with Gears for the spotlight. It will either be next year or 2021. For it Halo to launch in 2020 that would/could mean it would be a launch title for the next Xbox. They would have to have a ton of confidence in the game to do that. I think after the crapwith H5 they did a complete internal review of where they failed and now really have to make H6 game of the year good to bring players back. So 2021 is the more likely possibility for Halo.

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videogameninja

@spartanx169x: Spot on and my thoughts exactly. It just makes too much sense for Microsoft not to have the next Halo as a launch title for their next piece of hardware and I would go even further to say that they are banking on it to help propel sales right out of the gate.

What would be a bad move however would be if it wasn't a launch title and in fact came out a year or 2 later. X box's new console is going to need more than power/hardware to entice gamers and now more than ever having AAA exclusives are a huge selling point that helps distinguish your brand from the competitions.

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