TC… perhaps you, like many other development houses have taken note of the ridiculous popularity of “Fortnite” and the large sums of revenue that “Epic Games” is making because of it and you want a piece of that pie… maybe the whole pie??? The thing is that GOW IS NOT “Fortnite!” and if the people playing your game wanted a game like “Fornite”, they’d be playing “Fornite”, but they’re not… they are playing your game; and what long time fans of this franchise are looking for is an authentic Gears of War (not just Gears) experience. I remember Rod saying in an interview that TC had to prove that they could make a GOW game and make it right before they could make it different… the game you’ve released no longer looks or feels like Gears of War. I would say, go back and play through the older games again. Talk to the people that were on those teams @EPICGAMES . Heck! If you can… talk to Cliff. Learn what truly makes “Gears of War”, “Gears of War”!
Listen to the fans! There are many people like myself, who were early adopters. Gears of War was the reason I purchased an XBOX 360 instead of the PS3.
Get rid of the gimmicks. Scrap the store, scrap the totem system, scrap the tour of duty system. Get rid of the HERO nonsense in Horde. Balance the MP in a way that makes it advantageous for all players. Address the grievances people have.