Gears Of War 5 Reveal At E3 2018 Would Be Great, CliffyB Says
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Cliff Bleszinski, who designed the original Gears of War and worked on the sequels at Epic before leaving the company, wants to see a Gears of War 5 reveal at E3 2018. Writing on Twitter today ... well, just take a look at the tweet for yourself to see what Bleszinski had to say on the matter:
This could be some cheeky trolling on Bleszinski's part. Bleszinski is no longer involved with the Gears of War franchise, but he still gets asked about it a lot. It is at least fun to see him get involved in a dialogue about an unannounced game in a franchise he no longer works on. In a follow-up tweet, Bleszinski said he won't attend E3 2018 this year, for whatever that is worth.
Back in May, "Gears of War 5" was among the unannounced titles that Walmart Canada listed on its website. Some of the others, including Rage 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Hitman 2, and Just Cause 4, have all either been officially announced or heavily hinted at. This is all to say, Walmart Canada has a crystal ball or it's from the future, returning to 2018 by way of Canada to spoil E3 for everyone.
The last entry in the Gears of War series was 2016's Gears of War 4. It was the first new instalment since Microsoft acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic in 2014. The franchise is now developed at the Microsoft-owned studio The Coalition, which is run by former Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson.
If Microsoft does have a Gears of War announcement to make at E3, it could happen on Sunday during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing. Also possible is that Microsoft gives an update on how the Gears of War movie is coming along. Recently, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista said he would love to play Gears of War lead Marcus Fenix in the film.
As for Bleszinski, his post-Epic life saw him create a new studio, Boss Key, which shipped the shooter LawBreakers in 2017. The game failed to find an audience, and Boss Key went on to release a battle royale game called Radical Heights, but it too wasn't the hit Boss Key would have wanted. The studio is now closed, just four years after it opened in 2014.