The Coalition, the Microsoft-owned studio behind the Gears of War series has announced a move to the Unreal Engine 5. What this means for the studio and the Gears of War series is unclear at this point. However, the studio wanted its fans to know that the move is happening and don’t expect any game announcements anytime soon.
In a blog post, The Colation assured fans that while new game announcements are still a long time away, they will still continue to support Gears 5 through various updates in the coming months. The move to Unreal Engine 5 is a big undertaking but it means that whatever the studio is working on will look and play like nothing in the past.
Epic Games showcased its Unreal Engine 5 in late 2020 in a very flashy demo running on the PS5. The demo set the benchmark for things to come from the engine as it boasts some incredible performance and visuals. Check out the demo down below:
In a blog post, The Coalition says that the Gears of War series has always been at the front of Unreal Engine development and the move to Unreal Engine 5 will continue that tradition.
Gears 5 has content on the way, and we’ll continue to release new operations through Operations 7 and 8. Each Operation will have two drops including new characters, new maps, and special events. Through the end of the year, we will have store updates with exciting new content as well as featured playlists.
Shifting to a new engine is a big undertaking, so we want to be clear that we will not be announcing any new projects or titles for some time.
Source: Coalition Blog