The Coalition Moving to Next Gen Development, Unreal Engine 5

At The Coalition, we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible Gears of War games and the best possible game performance using cutting edge tools like Unreal Engine. We wanted to update our fans on both of those things.

Thank you to all the fans out there who have been on this journey with us. During a worldwide pandemic and working from home, the team launched a first strategy title, Gears Tactics; re-launched Gears 5 and Tactics on Xbox Series X|S hardware with performance upgrades and features; revamped Gears 5 multiplayer with a ton of content and updates; and capped the year with the first mainline campaign expansion – Gears 5: Hivebusters – in almost a decade.

As we look to future games, we’re excited to start shifting our resources to next-gen development using Unreal Engine 5. Gears of War has always been at the front of Unreal Engine development – as breakout 720p title for Xbox 360 through last year’s 120FPS multiplayer update for Xbox Series X|S – and we’re excited to continue that tradition by developing on UE5 for multiple new projects in the coming years.

What does this mean for our current titles?

Gears 5 has content on the way, and we’ll continue to release new operations through Operations 7 and 8. Each Operation will have two drops including new characters, new maps and special events. Through the end of the year, we will have store updates with exciting new content as well as featured playlists.

Shifting to a new engine is a big undertaking, so we want to be clear that we will not be announcing any new projects or titles for some time.

Last, our amazing team needs more exceptional professionals to help us continue to push the envelope, so, we’re hiring!

Thanks again to all of our fans. We’re eager to get to work and show you what we’re working on when the time is right.

The Coalition

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Does this mean Operation 8 will be the end?

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The last Operation yes, but…

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yes but there will still be TOD updates, then they’ll be focusing on Gears 6 with Unreal Engine 5

10 more Reups, huh? Wonder how much it’ll take to reach the new top, then. Hopefully not as crazy as pre-change Reup 50.

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Get the netcode, lag, ping, (whatever it is) sorted out for 6 please!

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Please new re-ups need to be retroactive.

And 2nd please, no new achievements tied to this new re-ups

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No Anthony :pensive:

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Apply for TC mate

Open spot in quality assurance?

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Thanks for the info👍🏿Can we who don’t have a lot of time on our hands(work+family)Please have a xp events to try and reach 50 please

That spot is taken by a old vacuum, next opening is picking which maps from GOW 5 will be in Gears 6

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im ok with that, as long as they are gears 5 TC made maps.

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All-Fathers NEEDS to be in GOW6!

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That would be nice considering we don’t all have the time, nor patience, to grind for it.

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Honestly, that is disgusting that they take away people’s XP and then add new Reups 6 months or so later

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I’d like to apply for the role of Chief Achievement Evaluator which would involve deciding weather an achievement makes it in the game.

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I would think they got a backlog(I was at Reup 31 when the changes occurred to them, putting me like 11 million XP above the current max), but knowing how things have gone in the past(character level 20 accidental release, to name one), I don’t expect it to exist or be taken into account.

I won’t really mind if it’s nothing excessive to go for and can be obtained by just playing. But others would. So I hope for TC they did keep a backlog.

So is this replacing today’s TWIG post, or are we still getting a TWIG today/tomorrow?