Albeit more characters, maps and events are coming to Gears 5, The Coalition is slowing down improvement on the game. The studio is moving resources to different projects, which will involve a change to Unreal Engine 5 for “next-gen development.”
There’s still a touch of life in Gears 5. Two all the more quarterly update cycles are in transit as Operations 7 and 8, every one of which will have two content drops. Until the year’s end, The Coalition will add included playlists and continue to update the store with new things. From that point forward, however, the studio’s attention will be on what’s to come.
The Coalition intends to utilize Unreal Engine 5 for “multiple new projects in the coming years.” However, since moving to an alternate engine is a significant project, you shouldn’t expect any declarations on “new projects or titles for some time,” the engineer wrote in a blog post.
Numerous studios will move to Unreal Engine 5 sooner rather than later, so the news is anything but a massive surprise. In any case, the Gears of War series has for some time been viewed as a feature for what Unreal Engine can do, dating back to the first game, which ran on UE3. The Coalition has been creating Gears of War games since 2014, when Microsoft purchased the franchise from Epic Games.