GowAway

The one Microsoft title that’s conspicuously absent from the list of launch titles is the game that helped the Xbox 360 sell so many consoles in the first place; Gears of War. Many fans are wondering just where that next-gen Gears of War is. Nowhere at the moment, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.

He says that a new Gears of War would be up to series progenitor Epic Games – and if you want information on a new one, to ask them.

“Gears of War is developed by Epic Games, and they’ve been our partners for a long time on Xbox 360. You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven’t announced anything yet about Gears of War, but we hope to bring it to Xbox One in some form. However, there’s nothing more I can tell you at this time,”  he told Famitsu in an interview translated by Dualshockers.

The current theory is that Painkiller, Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly currently has the reins on the series and is quite likely busy developing a next-gen Gears of War. after the frankly disappointing Judgment though, I’m not sure I’d want it.

I think Gears of War, as a franchise, helped define the current generation of games – and perhaps it should stay confined to this generation. The era of Unreal Engine 3 and its muscle-bound meatheads is over.

Last Updated: September 18, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

64 Comments

  1. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 18, 2013 at 10:10

    I haven’t played the last Gears, but perhaps the whole gears of war games are done and dusted. I mean Gow 3 was good but still felt like more of the same really, and next gen what they gonna add more locust? A massive horde of millions, will be cool for 5 min.

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    • SaintsRowLee

      September 18, 2013 at 10:23

      Exactly. If I have to play the same games again next gen that I am playing this gen, what is the point then of going to next-gen?

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      • ToshZA

        September 18, 2013 at 10:38

        So, GTA 5 is the last in the series then?

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        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 10:39

          That is related to what exactly?

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          • ToshZA

            September 18, 2013 at 10:46

            ” If I have to play the same games again next gen that I am playing this gen, what is the point then of going to next-gen?”

            Lunch Bar. Obvious.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:48

            He was referring to Gears of war..

          • ToshZA

            September 18, 2013 at 10:50

            He said that? Really? So “games” = Gears of War.

            Well then I guess the other 30-odd software diversion I have on pc, and many more software diversion on console are just, not games.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:58

            But he replied to my comment about gears… I give up man, too early for this stuff.

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 18, 2013 at 12:02

            Oh Tosh, please tell me you are not that silly. What I meant was, and I will use GTA as an example, is that I want my games to evolve a bit.
            GTA 1 was a top down view game.
            With GTA 3, as tech evolved, they went third person 3d.
            With GTA IV, they went batshit insane (in a good way) and added so much more to a game. Think bowling, online dating strip clubs and so forth.
            GTA V looks to be another technical marvel (I have not played the game myself yet)
            What has Gears done in between 1,2, and 3? Nothing.

          • ToshZA

            September 18, 2013 at 12:32

            I believe you and mr noble both missed my comment’s purpose. *le sigh* (to be fair, was fun trolling Mr Noble)

            I know what you meant, and I was ragging you about it. Maybe I should include a “:P” next time?

            Personally, I love good sequels, but bad ones suck, no matter which gen they’re on. So, next gen means nothing in the “same games” context.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 10:24

      Absolutely agree, I’d like to see more of the GoW universe, but the locust story is done.

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 10:26

        How about do a story, from a complete different view. Be the locust, Their story from start how they came about ect, and them invading against the Cog.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 18, 2013 at 10:28

          That could work as well, because they did hint that the locusts were sentient. It would be interesting to see the war from their perspective. Although I can already see Fox news crying about “green propaganda” and “the scourge of environmentalism” or “eco-terrorism” in gaming.

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:33

            None the less it would make for a great game and story, even do some torturing and see what they did to ole Ty.

    • PsychoSpazz

      September 18, 2013 at 17:02

      I love the GOW series …. but Id agree… I didn’t even finish the last game…. monotonous feelings over took me… I lost interest in the first act.

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 18, 2013 at 10:11

    People can Flay?

    LULZ

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 10:26

      Poor Theon Greyjoy… they flayed him….

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      • Spathi

        September 18, 2013 at 10:29

        I cringe just thinking about it…

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    • That Dark Twit

      September 18, 2013 at 10:36

      Hehe.

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  3. Spathi

    September 18, 2013 at 10:12

    Well, if Gears goes multiplatform, that will be a whole lot of sales lost for the XB1. Not that I give a damn. Gears is really overrated in my opinion. Same as Halo.

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 10:15

      You didn’t just say that about halo did you? I love it for the multi player! I am a god among men online!

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      • Spathi

        September 18, 2013 at 10:28

        I really really don’t like Halo. Gears had its attraction, and the co-op is fun. But anyone that has played a FPS on PC will have trouble to like Halo I think.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 18, 2013 at 10:29

          I liked the first Halo, and I suppose Halo 2 was fun as well, but they jumped the shark after 3. I haven’t been bothered to play the others, although I hear the prequel was good.

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          • Spathi

            September 18, 2013 at 10:31

            I don’t think Halo was bad. Just think the game is super overrated because it was the first proper multiplayer FPS on console.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:32

            It has evolved and became great! I have yet to get halo 4 but loved everyone of them till reach.

          • Spathi

            September 18, 2013 at 10:34

            The story seems kinda cool. The world also. I get why people love the game, but just doesn’t do it for me.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:41

            At first I was also like wtf! story is very vague and all, but it grows on you and when you play co op really grows on you being like “Did you see that shit!! we took them boys to school!”

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 18, 2013 at 11:05

          I played the 1st Halo on PC to see why all the consolers were losing their minds over – it was nice, but nothing better than okay compared to PC FPS at the time lol.

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        • Mabenito

          September 18, 2013 at 11:13

          There’s is nothing in HALO 3 & 4. I cannot believe I haven’t played the game. My nephew played it, i was watching and decided then that I won’t bother. HALO 1 & 2 were great cos they introduced FPS to console.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2013 at 10:17

    We need another Gears? Quick… to the CliffyBmobile!

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    • SaintsRowLee

      September 18, 2013 at 10:24

      I will sick Gramma on them!

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  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 18, 2013 at 10:23

    I actually wouldn’t mind a new Gears of War, but they need to move away from the events of the trilogy, and they definitely shouldn’t make prequels. Throw in a new threat! Surely other alien life exists elsewhere that can take on the COGs?

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    • ElimiNathan

      September 18, 2013 at 10:39

      100% agree

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    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 18, 2013 at 10:40

      ANC?

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 18, 2013 at 10:40

        Please, fight with what? Johnny blue and corruption and pies?

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        • That Dark Twit

          September 18, 2013 at 10:43

          Did you say pie?

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 10:48

            My head hurts, thanks alot!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2013 at 11:02

            I will proceed to blow your mind:

            This is the 3rd generation of the 2 big modern consoles.
            It consists of a Xbox 1 and a PS 4.
            3.14!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 11:11

            Huh, dude my math skills are weak! I did a test once outta 50 and still got zero… No one can help me…

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 18, 2013 at 10:43

          How about blind bloody stupidity?!

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 10:48

        VIVA!!

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  6. Umar Jaeger

    September 18, 2013 at 10:34

    Next Gen thick necks!!!!

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  7. ElimiNathan

    September 18, 2013 at 10:38

    Gears of War got old after GOW 2

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    • Adam Mcvay

      January 28, 2014 at 19:38

      gears PC was the best and still is because of keyboard and mouse support, not to mention the 60fps, so being able to wall bounce properly and snipe without a controller made it for me. I still play gears PC to this day. Just a tragedy when they didn’t release any of the others of the franchise on GFWL. Lets hope to GOD they release a new gears on (PC) as well as Xbox one..

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  8. Boltjes

    September 18, 2013 at 10:40

    If people can fly are developing the next gen gears I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole after the disappointment of judgement!

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 10:42

      But people can fly! Fly away! lol

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 10:45

      I never played the last one, but I heard it wasn’t great at all… :/ pity really!

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  9. Mark Treloar

    September 18, 2013 at 10:43

    Actually would love to see Epic make any game game that they don’t sell to the highest bidder

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  10. CypherGate

    September 18, 2013 at 10:45

    Im sure there is a bit more that they can do with the Gears Franchise. The Locust saga is over and done with so they should keep it that way. I have no issues with the gameplay. Even if it moves to next gen. I just think a really great story will do wonders for the franchise. Some updated gameplay inbetween shouldnt hurt either.

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  11. Darren Peach

    September 18, 2013 at 11:01

    Gears did its Job, I bought a 360 for this series.

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  12. DaxterZA

    September 18, 2013 at 11:06

    GOW Judgement was the biggest disappointment for this year for me. (And Fuse, dont get me started, haha)

    Epic is going to have to bring something really amazing out to recover from Judgement and to improve on GOW3…I think its going to be a really big challenge for them!

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  13. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2013 at 11:08

    Maybe they should take the series in a different direction, and concentrate on the pacifist cousins of the Locust, the Grasshopper.

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 11:10

      FAIL…

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 18, 2013 at 11:22

        YOU SHUT UP! That was comedy gold.

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        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 11:26

          I cant disagree there! congratulations

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        • Mark Treloar

          September 18, 2013 at 11:27

          See my take on this is; If there was ever an insect that was gonna survive all that and be a threat it would be the roach.

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 11:28

            They survive a nuclear blast after all.

  14. Tidycpc

    September 18, 2013 at 11:18

    Yes, but no prequel and and great story….like the other guy say: Gears is the bestest

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  15. Zubayr Bhyat

    September 19, 2013 at 15:28

    Epic needs to bring out new IP.

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  16. Zeke Almquist

    October 18, 2013 at 00:31

    Gears of war judgment’s campaign wasn’t to interesting but I love gears for the online play which is pretty much dead now. It is no longer possible to play a ranked game in judgment anymore because literally no-one in the world in playing. Gears is my favorite online competitive game to play, and I would love to see it come back for Xbox One.

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  17. Ollie hopefull

    October 24, 2013 at 18:39

    Gears of War: Pendulum Wars

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  18. TrippyMack

    October 30, 2013 at 14:20

    I hate ppl that call gears overrated gears brought a whole new type of genre to 3rd person and was something i think developers used to create games like uncharted gta 4 and other games that implemented cover and over the shoulder firing view aside from RE 4 which helped create realism in shooters… I think epic or whoever should not try to create the same old gears of war’ they should try to evolve iit with realism not just level hopping im not saying open world but something that made the game different from turok 007 perfect dark halo thats why it was popular from the beginning theres always a way to make a game better than just adding new story new weapons new vehicles they need to add a variety id love to see hand to hand combat duel wielding stealth the use of kinect that supports the gameplay like throwing your weapon at the enemy with no ammo left those are just examples but im just saying gears of war still has the same potential it did back in 06 developers just got to know how to make the game a new experience.

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  19. gears lover 101

    November 3, 2013 at 07:26

    PLEASE!!!!! make an announcement for a next gen gears of war epic that is going to be the only way I will buy the new xbox I swear it will be awful if this gen does not have the big daddy of the last gen in it ps make it marcus and dom based and better multiplayer than judgment (shouldn’t be hard)

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  20. yepa15

    November 15, 2013 at 17:53

    are you nuts? to me, GoW is an universe of fiction, and it would be logical to expand that universe to space, see the same rules of GoW but against aliens, and in starships, or some shit like that

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