At today'sat E3 it was announced that Gears 5 will be released on September 1
But what did we hear abouttoday? We have & # 39; escape & # 39; seen a new three-player co-op mode that focuses on melee and survival. Looked pretty cool. Apart from that, we have not received much more information about the latest entry into the legendary Gears of War franchise.
What's Gears of War again?
Gears of War is the Xbox that excludes that was once just a modest video game – a very influential video game that has probably helped define a generation of console games. Gears of War was a third-person shooter in which tall burly men shoot subterranean reptile hominids, called locusts, that erupt underground. It was extremely cool and was originally made by Epic Games.
Epic Games was a studio best known for its unreal series of online first-person shooters before Cliff Blezinski and his team began work on the original Gears of War. It was a game inspired by Resident Evil 4 and its over-the-shoulder camera gimmick, but it took it to the next level with high-end HD graphics and stunning aesthetics.
Gears of War was an incredible-looking video game. It was the benchmark for years. When subsequent video games such as Heavenly Sword and the original Uncharted were released, the question was asked: Does it look better than Gears of War? The answer to this question was usually "no".
Gears of War, however, was not only pretty, but visceral . It was grim. It had an art style that influenced an entire generation. Do you remember the five years when all video games were just a bit "brown"? That was Gears of War's fault. The developers have been trying for years to mimic the melancholy art that made Gears of War so memorable, and few came closer]. Gears of War was about fleshy men with huge muscles who stomp around with oversized weapons and kill bad guys. Best of all, it has made an incredible impact on you feeling that weight . Gears of War was like Predator: The Video Game. It also had an incredibly tactile cover system and an "active reload" mechanism that gave players the feeling they were actually reloading weapons rather than just pushing a button.
Man, Gears of War was so fantastic .
Gears of War 2 was also great, as was Gears of War 3, which ended the main story line.
Great. Brilliant. Brilliant.
What happened then?
Epic Games has discontinued the production of Gears of War games (eventually, with Fortnite they met with incredible success). Microsoft had another studio called People Can Fly, which should help Epic with Gears of War: Judgment. This was essentially a spin-off focused on Damon Baird and Augustus Cole, two supporting characters from the original series. The critical reception was uneven and the sales were comparatively bad.
Time for a reboot?
Yes, exactly! And that's exactly what happened. Gears of War 4 started the development with a brand new studio and a brand new concept.
25 years after the events of the original Gears of War trilogy, Gears of War 4 follows JD Fenix, son of Marcus Fenix. the protagonist from the original games. This game was better adopted as "Gears of War: Judgment" and it is widely believed that the fans have brought the series back on track.
Now for Gears 5
Gears 5 now has a shorter name (they've removed the "of War" part) and is a straightforward sequel to Gears of War 4. It comes from the same development team (The Coalition) and the Team is led by Rod Fergusson, who was involved in the series from the start. Long story short, the series is in good hands.
Let's talk about the story now. This is a bit complicated, so I will be brief.
Gears of War 4 was discontinued 25 years after the events of the first game and set up a new enemy: The Swarm, an evolved Hivemind version of the Locust that served as the Evil One in the first trilogy.
It's an interesting universe, a sort of post-apocalyptic space where crazy weather events can affect the tide of battle. Gears of War 4 has taken full advantage of this with its well-composed standard phrases. We hope to see more of them in Gears 5.
In Gears of War 4 you play as J.D Fenix (son of Marcus Fenix, the main character in the first trilogy). But it looks like Gears 5 is concentrating on Kait, a female character that was crucial to the storyline in Gears of War 4. As far as we can tell, Gears 5 will look at Kait's story and her attempts to understand the origin of the grasshopper and the swarm.
You can find the full trailer of the cinema announcements here.
What can we expect in Gears 5?
The decision to make Kait the protagonist of Gears 5 therefore made sense to the head of the coalition studio, Rod Fergusson. He compares Gears of War 4 to Mad Max ($ 19 at Walmart) : "It was really Furiosa's story, and Max was the side kick. That's how it felt in Gears 4."
So you can probably expect that character and its wider arc to be more in focus.
Regarding the game itself, most of the sequels of this type concentrate on expanding the combat scope. Gears of War 4 was extremely dynamic in its environment. We hope that this will be expanded and we hope to learn more about this new, damaged version of the Earth.
The Big Press Conferences
Many of the biggest announcements take place before the show opens on a weekend with press conferences of the biggest names in the industry. All but Sony, who announced earlier this year that they would not hold a press conference during the show, or have a stand.
The rest are still planning big announcements shortly before the show.
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Monday, June 10
Tuesday, June 11
- Nintendo (Livestream Only) – 9 pm PT (Noon ET)  When and where is the E3?
The show will be held June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA. The general pass for people in the game industry is free. A three-day pass for members of the public costs $ 250. A business pass with access to VIP services and panel discussions costs $ 995.
The opening hours for the show are given below. Gamer passport buyers have different opening hours than industry participants. For more information, visit E3Expo.com.
CNET will be there to cover the E3 2019 along with our sister site Gamespot. We will update this page throughout the show as more games are announced.