Gears Of War 5 Is "Looking Great," Xbox Boss Says

The 2019 Gears of War game is progressing nicely, apparently.

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Gears of War 5, which is actually called Gears 5, is coming together well ahead of its 2019 release date, it seems. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently traveled to Vancouver to visit Gears 5 developer The Coalition, and he came away impressed, apparently.

Spencer took a sneaky picture of the team playing Gears 5. You can zoom in on the image to try to get a closer look at what's on screen, but in any case, it's hard to make out. Spencer remarked of his trip to see the game, "Gears 5 is looking great."

That's all there is to go on from Spencer's visit to The Coalition to see Gears 5. Earlier in February, The Coalition boss Rod Fergusson teased that the game was at that point still recording voice lines.

Gears 5 is the first entry in the series with a female playable lead. The game tells the story of Kait Diaz, who was first introduced in Gears of War 4 and whose character arc culminated with a conclusion that left many wondering what could happen next.

The game drops the "Of War" from its title because it's "a cleaner look for the brand." Some of the other upcoming Gears of War games, including Gears Tactics and Gears Pop, also don't have "Of War" in their titles.

If you've missed out on the Gears of War games or want to revisit them, all of the Gears of War games are available through Xbox Game Pass.

In addition to Gears 5, a Gears of War movie is in development. There is no word yet on who may star in the film, but Guardians of the Galaxy and James Bond actor Dave Bautista has said Marcus Fenix is his dream role.

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