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Analyst: 'Gears 5 is the First Mega Hit on Game Pass'

Analyst: 'Gears 5 is the First Mega Hit on Game Pass' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 September 2019 / 1,226 Views

Senior Analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad via Twitter has mentioned that Gears 5 is the "first mega hit on Game Pass."

Ahmad says the good pricing for Game Pass, the large library of games on the service and first-party games coming to the service day one have led to an increase in subscribers.


Here is an overview of the game:

The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.

Key Features:

  • Never Fight Alone: Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
  • Explore Sera: Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
  • Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
  • Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.
Gears 5 is available now on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments

StriderKiwi (on 11 September 2019)

Makes sense. It's the first quality, xbox exclusive to launch after gamepass was a thing. Come Halo Infinite, we'll see this same effect only on a much larger scale.


Chris Hu (on 11 September 2019)

No that would be Forza Horizon 4. But Gears 4 was the first game that gave you early access to the game if you had Game Pass Ultimate.


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gtotheunit91 (on 11 September 2019)

I'm personally playing it on Steam and my God, it's greatly optimized for PC! I'm thoroughly enjoying it and they introduced a high resolution texture pack that makes it look greater than it already does!


method114 (on 11 September 2019)

Don't really game on my PC anymore other than for multiplayer games but it was really nice to see MS recommitting to PC and to steam.


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Azzanation (on 11 September 2019)

Phil stated Sales dont matter anymore and its due to this. Dont expect Gears 5 to dish out great physical numbers due to its digital options.


hunter_alien (on 12 September 2019)

True. Hopefully this will push them to create more AAA games down the road.


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hunter_alien (on 12 September 2019)

Now lets keep up the momentum MS! I want a titan clash similarly how we had during the 7th gen :-)


Mr Puggsly (on 12 September 2019)

The best way to keep people subscribing is keep the quality of games high. I'd like to see a game launch on Gamepass every month. Even 3rd party games that are good but have modest sales expectations.


goopy20 (on 12 September 2019)

Still don't get this gamepass thing. Does it mean that if i take a trial for $1, I can finish Gears 5 on PC and then just cancel the subscription? If so, that doesn't sound like a very smart move from MS.