Gears of War developer Coalition announced that she was moving to Unreal Engine 5 starts production on “several new projects” in a series of weighted events.
in blog post, a Microsoft developer announced that it is “moving [its] resources for the development of the new generation using Unreal Engine 5 “and that it is not just a direct continuation of Gears 5, but” development on UE5 for several new projects in the coming years. “
Disadvantage? It will probably take a while before we hear exactly what the studio has in the oven – it explicitly stated that this transition to the new engine will be a big project that will connect the studio’s resources for a while.
“The transition to the new engine is a big deal, so we want to be clear that we will not be announcing any new projects or titles for some time,” notes the developer. So far, we haven’t seen much of what Unreal Engine 5 has to offer, but if last year saw a technology demonstration released last year, the other games will be at least visually stunning. Hopefully this will work just as well on the Xbox Series S / X as on the PS5.
However, if you want all the other Gears, don’t despair: there are more DLC packages at work for Gears 5. “Gears 5 has content on the way, and we will continue to release new operations through Operations 7 and 8,” the post continues. “Each operation will have two drops, including new characters, new maps and special events.” By the end of the year, we’ll have store updates with exciting new content and recommended playlists. “
Gears has a long history with the Unreal Engine – the first Gears of War title was well developed by Epic and demonstrated chopping the engine back to the Xbox 360 – so it will be interesting to see the series grow and evolve with the latest iteration of the Epic development tool … especially if The incredibly good looking Gears 5 Hivebusters is a sample of future things.