Actually the skiffing was the worst part of the game. Not because it wasn’t fun to drive but because TC ■■■■■■ up and forgot to fill their “Open World” with enemies and other things to do besides driving from point A to point B. I would like to see them add a driving mechanic to another gears game but done right.
If they do this again in Gears 6 let us drive an array of different vehicles in a set map with different destinations. Give us randomized side objectives that award the players with things like weapons or if they go the Jack route again, upgrade points. Imagine driving the armadillo to point A but you hear on comms about a group of gears under attack at point C you can then decide if you want to head there or not if you think it’s worth it. Along the way you can encounter enemy patrols and such making the world come to life more.
You can pass by ongoing battles between gears and swarm,Outsider Villages to buy weapons and upgrades at or even help the villages defend themselves in a horde style mini game. Have a motor pool to upgrade your vehicle even.
Keep in mind this is IF they go this route again which I doubt they will considering how unsuccessful this first try was. But if they do I hope that’s the way they do it.