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That’s according to journalist Nick Baker of Xbox Era, who this week claimed that a “Master Chief Collection” style game was in the works for the Gears of War franchise.
“A while back I said there is another Microsoft franchise that’s getting the Master Chief Collection-type treatment, I am of the belief that that is coming this year,” Nick said on the podcast.
He then said “everyone has guessed it,” before adding, “if you go from November 2021 to November 2022 and you look at Microsoft’s big game output, it could wind up being Halo, Gears, Forza,” confirming that the rumoured collection would be from the Gears of War franchise.
One source recently told VGC that The Coalition is in the early stages of developing the next Gears of War title. Whether this is Gears 6 or a spinoff title isn’t clear, however Gears 6 was listed as part of the Nvidia GeForce Now database leak which has so far proven to be accurate in many cases.
Featuring improved graphics and every multiplayer map from all 4 games, the collection would later receive two further campaigns, Halo 3 ODST and Halo Reach.
While the game was praised for the visual and audio improvements to the classic games and the sheer volume of content, The Master Chief Collection faced massive matchmaking issues which saw it need years of post-release support.
Four Gears of War third-person shooter titles released on the Xbox 360, Gears of War 1-3 as well as Gears of War: Judgement, a spin-off prequel featuring some of the main franchise’s side characters.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which is a remastered version of the first game, launched for Xbox One in August 2015. Gears of War studio The Coalition’s last game, Gears 5, was released on Xbox One and PC in 2019.
The Coalition is also said to be working on a new IP according to job listings posted in July of last year.