However, the studio said it isn’t planning to announce any new games in the near future, seemingly ruling out E3 and Gamescom reveals for its next projects.
The Coalition will continue to support Gears 5 through Operations 7 and 8, each of which will have two drops including new characters, maps and special events, and will also provide store updates featuring “exciting new content as well as featured playlists” through the end of 2021.
“As we look to future games, we’re excited to start shifting our resources to next-gen development using Unreal Engine 5,” the studio said on Monday.
“Gears of War has always been at the front of Unreal Engine development – as a breakout 720p title for Xbox 360 through last year’s 120FPS multiplayer update for Xbox Series X|S – and we’re excited to continue that tradition by developing on UE5 for multiple new projects in the coming years.
“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.”
It added: “Thanks again to all of our fans. We’re eager to get to work and show you what we’re working on when the time is right.”
UPDATE: Following the announcement, a Gears of War senior community manager going by the Reddit name TC_Kilo denied rumours The Coalition is working on a Star Wars game.
“Just to clarify regarding the Star Wars thing,” they wrote. “We are not working on any such title. We have nothing else to announce at this time.”