After the E3 reveal last night, I am SUPER excited for the next Gears.
I like that it’s something different and you are playing as Kait who is in need of answers as to her nightmares and potential links to the Locust / Swarm.
I expect it will be a much better and all round more in depth campaign for 5 and I’m hoping for a few more boss fights!
I’m not so sure about Swarm DB’s - never been a fan of DB’s themselves and now infected ones seems a little soulless to me - I don’t know, but I prefer to have more focus on new Swarm Varients than simply infected DB’s but we shall see! There’s still what, over a year and half left to go before potential release.
And that leads me onto the topic title - Gears 5 will probably release around September - November 2019.
Now, Gears games have had Betas in the past before and I expect there’s a good chance we will be one for 5.
The aim of a BETA is to test and provide a developer with valuable information.
Now, Gears 4 could have been an all-time great but it continued with the problems of the previous games when it comes to MP.
It boils down mainly to:
1). The Gnasher - still inconsistent.
2). Lag / Spongey Players - a simple ping filter or quality matchmaking needs to be introduced to match players with others of similar ping.
If these two points are addressed for Gears 5 - then it’s pretty much there to becoming a very good game without giving us a valid reason to not want to actually play what we know to be a game with massive potential.
So - is there actually time for TWO Betas?
A beta could be done around September - November this year for roughly 2-4 Weeks with maybe 2-3 maps.
Then, around April, May or June next year, TC could do a second “final test” Beta to implement any updates / changes / experimental things to finalise and polish Gears 5 MP.
They then have a few more months to get everything ready and what should them be a solid MP release on day 1.
Now I know the chances of this happening are slim to none however I do believe there is a strong chance of seeing at least a beta.
I just want TC succeed because like everyone else on this forum, Gears 5 could be the one to be released polished and perfected - allowing TC to learn from Gears 4 and of course Rod himself has had experience with all the previous games.
What do you guys think?
A Gears 5 BETA on Mausoleum would be EPiC !