A lot of people on these boards were saying that once operation 2 dropped that Gears 5 would recover, gain a lot of players back and jump up the play charts. And I’d just like to say, all of you who said that, were dead wrong! As I knew you would be!
Before anyone starts with the predictable defensive corporate fanboy rhetoric… let me just say that I wanted this game to succeed. Any of you who have seen me on the forums know that I have been very critical of Microsoft’s handling of the franchise in particular, but also TC’s role in things. It brings me no joy to see the franchise in the state it is in or the state it was released in or to see it’s numbers bottoming out in popularity. I just hope that TC and Microsoft will take note of these player numbers and try harder to make this game better or to make Gears 6 a game for the players.
I myself have only played Gears 5 twice since the beginning of November and I refuse to even try again until they disable some of absurd micro transactions in this game, but that’s only one of a plethora of issues this game faces in winning back players. And the player numbers are certainly reflecting that many players feel the same way.
Gears 5 is currently in it’s lowest position yet on Xbox most played games
Landing at 39th place, it honestly might drop out of the top 50 before Summer. OUCH.
As far as game streaming services go… lmao… well those numbers are so embarrassing that all of TC should hang their heads in shame.
For a Triple A title that is a primarily online focused multiplayer game, dropping out of the top 50 in the first year is practically unheard of, but this game has no staying power because TC and Microsoft botched everything about it. OUCH
Getting beat by games like
Smite (2015) OUCH
Warframe (2014) OUCH
HALO 5 (2015) OUCH
Battlefield V (2018) OUCH
Fallout 4 (2015) OUCH
Black Ops 3 (2012) and Black Ops 4 (2018) DOUBLE OUCH
EVEN FALLOUT 76 is doing better than this game! TRIPLE OUCH.
This is what happens when corporate greed drives a title’s development and release and the fans are left in the dust of it’s disappointment. Of course the fans are gonna leave in droves when you try to make them pay money for characters and skins that used to be free in every other game.
Of course fans are gonna leave in droves when you release a game with barely any maps. Of course fans are gonna leave in droves when you release a game that’s still in beta but you tell your fans it’s the full release.
Of course your fans are gonna leave in droves when they bring up the dozens of issues this game had upon release and no one from the company responds to or acknowledges any of them for over two months! Personally I was suspended twice because of their crappy servers! Contacted TC because that’s what they said to do and they never even responded! When I bought COD and had an issue, their customer service got back to me the SAME DAY.
They tried to turn Gears 5 into a Fortnite inspired grind- a- thon. Only instead of offering what fortnite offers, a season pass of 100 plus items for 10.00, TC and Microsoft want you to pay that amount for one character! INSANE. We already paid 50-60 for the f***** game at release!
I love Gears but everyone at TC deserves this failure and they deserve every bit of criticism that has come their way. STILL NOT PLAYING UNTIL THEY FIX THIS GAME FOR REAL AND STOP CHARGING PEOPLE INSANE AMOUNTS OF MONEY FOR CONTENT THAT WAS ALWAYS FREE.
Bang up job TC, you really knocked this one out of the park… but in reality … it was more like a poorly placed bunt that slowly rolls into foul territory. The only people left playing are the delusional fan boys that are wishing on hope that this game will somehow get better.