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First look at gameplay from the Gears of War mobile game, Gears POP!

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At E3 this year, Microsoft announced not one, or two, but three Gears of War games coming to Pc and Xbox One in the near future. Of those games, one of those games caused furrowed brows on those watching Microsoft’s E3 keynote. Sandwiched between Gears of War 5 and Gears of War Tactics was Gears POP!,  a mobile game that featured digital Funko Pop versions of Gears of War heroes. No gameplay of the game was shown, but it seemed an odd inclusion.

Probably because it was bookended by new core Gears games it didn’t quite draw the same sort of ire that Blizzard received with its reveal of a mobile version of Diablo. Instead, the reaction was more one of confusion. Microsoft seems to have learned from Blizzard’s mistake though, as they’ve shown off the first gameplay from Gears Pop through a dev diary when they easily could have featured it at their recent X018 event in Mexico.

In this dev diary, you can watch Gears of war boss Rod Ferguson take on lead designer Tyler Bielman in a clash between the Gears and the Locust in the mobile game. It looks pretty similar to games like Clash Royale, just with a bit of a Gears of War theme.

 

Bielman says the game is in soft launch, with a full launch expected in 2019. And honestly, it looks fun. With three minute battles, it hopefully won’t be too much of a time sink, and hopefully won’t include predatory microtransactions. As we know from the fact that there are two core Gears games on the way, we know that this isn’t the primary focus.

Last Updated: November 15, 2018

16 Comments

  1. Kromas

    November 15, 2018 at 08:32

    Don’t you have phones?

    Reply

  2. Pariah

    November 15, 2018 at 08:44

    “As we know from the fact that there are two core Gears games on the way, we know that this isn’t the primary focus”

    Like, we know this about Diablo as well. Just nothing official official. Yet…

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    • Gavin Mannion

      November 15, 2018 at 09:11

      Do we though? Since Blizzard didn’t announce anything we are just presuming this

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      • Pariah

        November 15, 2018 at 09:32

        “we continue to work on multiple unannounced Diablo projects” has been stated many times. Since mobile has been ticked off that list, that leaves really only 2 options, remaster and sequel. Since it’s multiple projects, it’s very likely that they’re actually working on both.

        At the very least, we know from unofficial sources that D4 is in development.

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        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          November 15, 2018 at 10:01

          Nice glasses, love the rose colour!

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          • Pariah

            November 15, 2018 at 10:11

            Except that none of that is false. Unofficial inside sources have indeed confirmed D4 is in dev. And, official announcements have been “we continue to work on MULTIPLE unannounced Diablo projects”

            There’s no brown-nosing here, there’s no “Oh blizzard are amazing” here. It’s just facts.

            My opinion that they’re ALSO working on a remaster is based off the FACT that they’re working on multiple projects that aren’t mobile. Since D4 is already confirmed, what else is there?

            Care to contribute?

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 15, 2018 at 13:19

            Nah I was just pulling your leg in typical CH fashion 🙂 I get you but agreeing is boring

          • Pariah

            November 15, 2018 at 13:31

            I… Uh…

            *sheepishly walks away*

  3. Pariah

    November 15, 2018 at 08:44

    Wow, the colours really pop.

    Reply

  4. Guz

    November 15, 2018 at 09:42

    meh absolutely zero interest in this

    Reply

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