TL:DR Give TC time to fix the issues with Gears 5. They are listening whether you believe it or not. Give them time bc if they didn’t care they wouldn’t be working on it at all.
We’ve seen this before with Halo, Destiny, currently Anthem (tho this is still a mystery if it will ever get it’s overhaul and recover), etc. Happened in Gears 4 and is currently happening with Gears 5. For a AAA title to be in the state it’s in currently is bad for business. People are mad and have their reason which I don’t need to repeat as they’re all over Twitter, Reddit, FB, and these forums. I have my share of complaints as well.
With all of that said, this game can, and I believe will, come back from the brink. While we wish they were a little more transparent they are indeed listening. Biggest I noticed was the development change in the recent post about maps and Flashbangs moving to pickup only. Give it some time.
Yes, it’s inexcusable to release an unfinished AAA title this day and age. Gears 5 while far from perfect was at least a fully fleshed out game minus the lack of characters and maps.Weekly hives for Escape, sometime soon a map builder, new modes, etc. I get they wanted to take new liberties to grow the franchise. If they didn’t people would just complain it’s the same old thing. Horde has its troubles as well as MP. Can’t make everyone happy.
They’re working on it. Give them time. Changes to Horde and Escape will be coming but who knows when. I’m personally big in MP so those don’t effect me as much but as we know MP isn’t perfect either. Let’s see what changes are coming in the new update and give them the benefit of the doubt. If they truly didn’t care they wouldn’t be working on this game every day to make it better for us. Game development isn’t as easy as some of you think. Sure a few lines of code could make the difference but there are other processes and protocols to follow when they want to make these updates. Give it time. This game isn’t going anywhere.