Back in May 2022, reports first surfaced about a Gears of War collection that would receive the ‘Master Chief Collection’ treatment, possibly bundling every Gears of War game released thus far into a definitive remastered bundle. The original leaker, Nick Baker, has now spoken up again about this collection and he’s fairly adament that it’s still happening.
Speaking on Twitter about the Gears of War collection, Baker stood by his report that he believes the package is still on its way. The leaker has a decent track record of accurate leaks, though it’s hard to guess what Microsoft is actually planning with this Gears of War bundle should it still be in development. Since Baker made this claim last year, Microsoft hasn’t officially announced it or teased it in any capacity yet.
Developer The Coalition confirmed its move to Unreal Engine 5 last year, suggesting it was still in the early development stages of Gears 6. We’ve heard nothing from the studio since then regarding the franchise, but it’s very likely that a new entry is deep in development right now.
Fans still hoping for this Gears of War collection might have their answer sometime this year if Microsoft plans on pushing more releases in 2023. The company’s numerous first-party studios are working on multiple projects but we have yet to start seeing the results of Microsoft’s string of major acquisitions. However, Xbox and Bethesda will host a Developer Direct showcase later this month promising updates on Redfall, Forza Motorsport and more, so that’s good news. Another dedicated event is planned for the anticipated sci-fi RPG Starfield too.
In related news, Netflix announced last year that it was developing a Gears of War movie and adult animated series. The movie, in particular, caught the eye of actor Dave Bautista who has been petitioning to play the role of protagonist Marcus Fenix for several years now.
Source: Nick Baker