Gears 5 |OT| Rev Up The Lancers, Its Showtime!

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Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Director: Rod Fergusson
Designer(s): Matthew Searcy & Ryan Cleven
Composer: Ramin Djawadi
Platforms: Xbox One & PC
Release: September 10, 2019 & September 5, 2019 (Ultimate Edition)



The world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition’s robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.



Gears 5 is being developed by The Coalition as a sequel to Gears of War 4. Unlike previous games in the Gears of War series, the game is simply titled Gears 5 (without "of War" included in the title). Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg explained that the new title was "cleaner" and that it was a natural change because most people had been ignoring "of War" for years.[4] For Gears 5, The Coalition decided to shift player focus from JD Fenix to Kait Diaz. According to studio head Rod Fergusson, "It was a natural choice. When you play through Gears 4, think of it as Mad Max: Fury Road. It was really Furiosa's story, and Max was the side kick. That's how it felt in Gears 4, the whole game is about saving Kait's mom, and really JD is there to help her."














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Got it pre-loaded too, gamepass ultimate here so will be hitting this Thursday night. Loving that it’s a bit more open and stuff this time, really cool.

Because I hve gamepass ultimate do I get gears 5 ultimate too, or just general gears 5 early? Was never sure on that one.
 

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Preloaded it days ago, hope it will be good.

No Free-for-All this time too? Judgement multiplayer is my favourite in series because it is the only one that has it.
 
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I signed up for gamepass ultimate and am on PC, but when I click the "play with gamepass" button, it just takes me to the subscription page. Did I miss a step somewhere?

EDIT: Nvm, it had apparently signed me out and I didn't realize. Installing now!!
 
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Not looking forward to the open world maps, just seems like a lot of wasted and empty space.

I am extremely pumped for the campaign but I'm more excited for the multiplayer. Gonna be a good weekend!
 
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reminder to go dark for those who want to go in fresh, the first act has pretty much been leaked on youtube already.
 
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I played a bit of the OG Gears of War in 2007 but haven't touched the franchise since. I am a GP ultimate subber, so I'm thinking of jumping in this Thurs. Will I able be able to make sense of what's going on or should I go back and play the other ones?
 

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Ultimate Edition physical is Friday according to my Best Buy order.
They haven’t updated it then because The Coalition said that early access starts on the 5th instead of 6th

 

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They haven’t updated it then because The Coalition said that early access starts on the 5th instead of 6th

That's for digital. I'm getting physical so I have to wait until Friday to be able to buy it from the store.
 

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Gears 5 is looking to expand on the Gears of War formula in a way that many feel the series has needed for a while now. Of the many ways it’s looking to do that, its open world sections are the poster boy of the changes it’s looking to make. Rather than being a full-fledged open world though, it’s going for a more concise open hubs-style approach, similar to what we saw in last year’s God of War.
God of War, in fact, was a game that developers The Coalition directly took cues from, as per Gears 5 art director Aryan Hanbeck. Speaking with The Telegraph, the upcoming shooter takes cues from God of War in terms of how it directs players to areas of interest in the world- though of course, Gears 5 does it in a way that makes sense for the series it belongs to.
“For me, God of War was a big one,” said Hanbeck. “They’re not exactly the same scenario we have, but they do such a good job of pointing you to specific places, giving you visual cues that are consistent throughout the whole game. And it was such a fun game to play that we really took a lot of a lot of little cues from that, but tweaked to make sure it fits our experience.”


 

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I don't play online so I only have regular GP therefore I'm guessing I have to wait til next Tuesday to play. I'm OK with that though since I want to play through Gears 4 again first. I can't wait, I hope it's as good as I think it will be.
 

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My brother and I live pretty far away from one another, Gears is a series that we bonded over so I’m looking forward to playing the campaign with him.

With that said, we weren’t too crazy for 4 and we’re gonna wait for BF to pick it up for what I imagine will be $40.
 

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Got my early physical copy. Finished the campaign. It was a blast. Spent around 14 hours.

But the open world roaming was just padding. Giant space with some areas to go to. A small skirmish and get resources.... not my fondest sections. The story moments and specific fight set pieces were enjoyable.

The final chapter has a choice to be made. Leads to two endings. You can replay that chapter and choose the other ending if need be.

It's been over 2 years since I played any gears game or any game on an xbox controller. So I struggled lol. My aim was off. Recoil was bugging me and the active reload. Boy was I terrible. I might re record the whole campaign for better gameplay but im just into horde now haha.

Still enjoyed it through. Insane mode will definitely have some rough sections. I played solo through normal and it was ok for the most part. But in coop the game is even easier.

Enjoy guys!
 

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Got my early physical copy. Finished the campaign. It was a blast. Spent around 14 hours.

But the open world roaming was just padding. Giant space with some areas to go to. A small skirmish and get resources.... not my fondest sections. The story moments and specific fight set pieces were enjoyable.

The final chapter has a choice to be made. Leads to two endings. You can replay that chapter and choose the other ending if need be.

It's been over 2 years since I played any gears game or any game on an xbox controller. So I struggled lol. My aim was off. Recoil was bugging me and the active reload. Boy was I terrible. I might re record the whole campaign for better gameplay but im just into horde now haha.

Still enjoyed it through. Insane mode will definitely have some rough sections. I played solo through normal and it was ok for the most part. But in coop the game is even easier.

Enjoy guys!
I’ve always hated Gears multiplayer, and only dabbled in Horde mode a bit, but I have one friend super excited about Horde.

Is it a significant step up from the previous games Horde mode?
 

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My brother and I live pretty far away from one another, Gears is a series that we bonded over so I’m looking forward to playing the campaign with him.

With that said, we weren’t too crazy for 4 and we’re gonna wait for BF to pick it up for what I imagine will be $40.

Currently there's 3 months of GP ultimate for $5, better to jump on that and you can play the game on release. Then you can purchase it along the line if you and your brother really enjoyed it. (Or continue with gamepass)
 
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It was a NiN remix of Head Like a Hole, it was "meh".
Yeah I saw that one, "meh" is the perfect way to describe it. I'd rather they'd went with hurt if they were gonna use a NiN song for the sad trailer. Hopefully it isn't the one though.
They alluded to another one coming after Gamescom, something like there will be a traditional sad trailer or something along those lines.

Found a link.

Yes! Hopefullt it drops soon
 

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Yea kinna unusual for a release day both GOW5 and NBA Casino drops on Thu!! 😀
It doesn’t officially drop until Tues, but everyone excited for it and everyone with Gamepass will be playing it Thurs so it does seem super late, I agree.
 
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Can I fly to New Zealand with my X1X and play today? Or did MS squash that? (It worked for SoT.)