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Rumor: Xbox Franchise Getting Remastered Collection

Rumor: Xbox Franchise Getting Remastered Collection - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 March 2022 / 2,672 Views

Microsoft released Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One on November 11, 2014 and for PC on December 3, 2019. There is a new rumor that Microsoft plans to release a collection similar to The Master Chief Collection on another Xbox franchise.

Shepshal Nick in the most recent XboxEra podcast said a new "MCC-Style" collection is in development. He didn't what series is getting a collection. However, two popular Xbox IPs with multiple releases include Gears of War and Fable.

The Verge senior editor Tom Warren via Twitter did hint the collection would be of Gears of War by saying "the gears are really turning on this rumor." 

The official Gears of War Twitter account at the start of the year did tease something big is coming for the series this year. 

"Rev those Lancers for a badass 2022," reads the tweet from the Gears of War Twitter account. "Happy New Year, Gears."

The last mainline Gears of War game was Gears 5 released in September 2019 for the Xbox One and November 2020 for the Xbox Series X|S. Gears 6 is rumored to be in development. 

The last mainline Fable game, Fable 3, released for the Xbox 360 in October 2010 and for PC in May 2011. Playground Games is developing a new entry in the series for the Xbox Series X|S and 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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15 Comments
TheTitaniumNub (on 24 January 2022)

About time. I believe many have been expecting and waiting for this.

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Mr Puggsly (on 24 January 2022)

They should do Fable and Gears of War. I think both would also be popular titles on Steam.

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VAMatt (on 24 January 2022)

I think either would be good if the games are modernized. But, if they're just ports packaged together, I think the Gears games hold up better.

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SecondWar (on 24 January 2022)

“ The last Gears of War game was Gears 5 in September 2019”

Technically not true. The last new Gears game was Gears Tactics in April 2020, 7 months after Gears 5.

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Dulfite (on 24 January 2022)

I'd be much more interested in Fable.

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aTokenYeti (on 24 January 2022)

Gears or fable would be great. Also big deal for PC players since a lot of those games aren’t even on PC

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gauxel (on 25 January 2022)

Nice!

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Puppyroach (on 24 January 2022)

I think Fable should be first in line, prepping people for the new game. After that, I would love some Gears with added content :).

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smroadkill15 (on 26 January 2022)

Yes please! Gears of War fits more with the MCC treatment and would really bring players back. Also, Gears 2, 3, and Judgement are not on PC.
A Fable collection would be great as well to get people excited for the new one.

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Chazore (on 24 January 2022)

Would be nice to see a remaster of Fable, seeing as how we never got 2 on PC and MS took 3 off PC store years ago.

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darthv72 (on 24 January 2022)

I'm hoping for Fable. It makes sense to release a remastered collection right before the new game drops (I know its prob still a ways off). A Gears collection doesnt seem likely considering 5 is still quite popular and getting content drops. The first was already remastered and I seem to recall you got the rest of the series with every purchase of Gears 5 anyways.

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TheTitaniumNub darthv72 (on 24 January 2022)

But, Gears 5 is done with content updates I believe, or they're approaching the last update. Gears 5, on PC at least, I think is pretty dead. I cant speak for Gamepass PC players, but on Steam right now this very second, Gears 5 has 295 players active. That's pretty bad.... Gears Ultimate Collection or whatever it will be called, will be super beneficial to the players and the franchise. But hey, I'd be cool with Fable too.

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scrapking TheTitaniumNub (on 25 January 2022)

The only thing that speaks against a Gears collection is the work that Microsoft recently put into FPS-boosting the Gears games on Xbox. But, then again, maybe that was sufficiently low-hanging fruit that they chose to do it anyway, even knowing they were also working on a collection. And getting all the Gears games on PC finally would make a lot of sense.

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smroadkill15 TheTitaniumNub (on 26 January 2022)

Gears 5 is certainly "dead" on Steam, but it's still in the top 50 U.S. on Xbox, and always high in South America top 50. A collection would be great for the franchise.

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method114 (on 24 January 2022)

Fable would be better. I think Gears is a waste of time.

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