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Rumor: Gears of War Collection Coming Out This Year

Rumor: Gears of War Collection Coming Out This Year - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2022 / 3,180 Views

XboxEra journalist Nick Baker in the latest XboxEra Podcast claims Microsoft is working on a collection that will be similar to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

"There was a rumor mill a while back I said there is another Microsoft franchise that is getting the Master Chief Collection-type treatment," said Baker. "I am of the belief that that is coming this year."

He added, "Maybe it will be there E3 announcement. That collection from a Microsoft franchise. I mean everyone's guessed it. I'm still not going to say it, but everyone's guessed it. What makes me laugh though, is if go from November 2021 to November 2022 and you look at Microsoft's big game output, it could wind up being Halo, GearsForza."

His mention of Gears of War likely means the collection he is hinting at is of Gears of War.

As always this should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement is made. If the collection is in development and set to release later this year it would likely be announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, which will take place on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm UK.


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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39 Comments
smroadkill15 (on 15 May 2022)

Since Gears 1 is already remastered with updated cutscenes and graphics, they would only need to do the same for Gears 2&3 and maybe add Judgement later on. Gears 4&5 are good how they are. It would be cool if The Coalition copied the MCC UI and multiplayer mode search layout since the way 343 has it now is really well made for a collection.

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Not much work either as gears 2 and 3 are already 4K

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Doesn't mean much when they need to completely update the graphics. I want those games to look as good as Gears 5.

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Will never happen unless they actually do a full remake.

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All they need to do is give it the Gears 1: Ultimate edition treatment and that would be good.

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Gears ultimate is not much more than a resolution bump. If you play gears 2 and 3 in 4K it looks as good already.
To be gears 5 level they would have to do with they did with halo 2

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It was a bit more than that. Updated cutscenes and remastered graphics, textures, and sound. It doesn't need to be Gears 5 but it should be more than a bump in resolution and FPS.

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I played all gears by order a couple years back, gears 1 ultimate looks as good as gears 2 and 3 in 4K, maybe even less good actually.
I cant remember how it originally looked on the 360, but it was nowhere what you make it out to be.
Now when you played halo 2 and then halo 3, in order, it was a clear and massive difference in graphics where you could readily tell halo 2 had a huge jump and halo 3 was just a resolution jump. Halo 2 actually looked almost as good as halo 5, halo 3 not even close to 4.

I think you have not played gears recently, to be close to gears 5 it would need a total remake. Have you actually played gears 5 on the series X or a high end PC? It looks generations ahead.

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scrapking smroadkill15 (on 17 May 2022)

In a sense, all the Gears games were remastered, because they're all not only up-scaled, and anti-aliased, but they're also all FPS boosted. I don't doubt that a remaster could do even better still, but it will nonetheless have its work cut out for it.

That said, unlike the Master Chief Collection, this one will have the luxury of skipping the Xbox One since the previous games on Xbox One are available on Game Pass, and this new collection could also be streamable to the Xbox One through Xcloud.

I think a big advantage to this collection is that it will presumably bring all these games to the PC for the first time (2-3 and Judgement missed the PC).

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Mr.GameCrazy (on 15 May 2022)

I would like to see a Gears of War Collection on the Series X|S. I never played one before. :)

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Do you have Game Pass?

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I do. I'm currently playing the classic DOOM games through there. I'll play the Ultimate Edition of the first Gears of War game sometime soon.

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I haven't had a Xbox console since the first one. Since getting it, I've played the Halo games and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. As I told CGI, I'm currently playing the classic DOOM games. I'll start playing the Ultimate Edition of the first one soon.

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yvanjean Mr.GameCrazy (on 16 May 2022)

Nice to see that there people like you that can get excited from this announcement. For most of us Xbox owner this remastered was already done on Xbox One. Also, Gears of Wars Collection doesn't really do anything to fill the gap in release in 2022.

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Leynos (on 16 May 2022)

I didn't get into GOW at its peak as I was not into TPS games then but then VanQuish, EX Troopers, Binary Domain,EDF, and Lost Planet changed all that. Don't have an Xbox SX (just a 360) is the problem. I hope to try all of these sooner than later in 4K. I could never get 4 to work on PC.

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Alistair Leynos (on 17 May 2022)

Try Deus Ex Human Revolution. Also has awesome TPS style. One of the best games on the system.

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Leynos Alistair (on 18 May 2022)

They are FP and love them both

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VAMatt (on 15 May 2022)

Ehhh. Gears isn't on the same level as Halo in terms of popularity or significance in gaming history. It's cool for them to put together a collection, but I would not expect it to have nearly as much impact or staying power as MCC has had.

Some enhanced remasters like they did with Halo 1 and 2 would be great though.

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Nope. I got an OG XB on launch day 2001.

Gears is nowhere near as big of a deal as Halo. It may be second place, but it is a distant second

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Alistair victor83fernandes (on 17 May 2022)

Mass Effect, then Halo, then Gears for me. The 3 games that made the Xbox 360 number one for me (along with Mirror's Edge).

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victor83fernandes Alistair (on 17 May 2022)

I never understood mirrors edge, I thought it was terrible.
The big games for me were also mass effect, gears, halo, bioshock, fallout 3, Oblivion and also assassins creed 2

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scrapking VAMatt (on 17 May 2022)

I think Gears was of enormous significance. It was a big part of why the 360 did so well against the PS3. I think the Gears marketing campaign also influenced many others for several years. Gears was also the reason why Microsoft decided to double the amount of RAM in the 360 prior to its release, as Epic showed them Gears running at 256 MB and then again at 512 MB.

As for whether it's on the same level as Halo, you might be right about that, but very, very few franchises are as significant as Halo so that's a particularly high bar to meet. I don't think it's as distant a second-place finish as you suggest.

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VAMatt scrapking (on 17 May 2022)

I'm not arguing that gears is a small little insignificant franchise. It isn't. But, is there a large group of people still playing those Xbox 360 era Gears games? There were people regularly playing those 360 era Halo games up until, and even after MCC launched.

And that's what I mean right there. Gears just does not have the same level of fandom, and the games just don't have as dedicated a player base as Halo. Therefore, I expect a Gears of War collection to substantially underperform the halo collection.

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scrapking VAMatt (on 29 May 2022)

On Xbox, I agree. I think this collection might do quite well on PC, however, since Gears 2 and 3 are excellent and didn't come out on PC.

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Alistair (on 17 May 2022)

I'd love this collection! I really want to replay Gears 1-3. Stop making Gears games after the next one though. Get the team to make a game in the Mass Effect universe instead. Basically the same gameplay. Excusive to Xbox.

The Gears collection is following the Mass Effect Legendary Edition in the same way. Inspired by it really.

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victor83fernandes Alistair (on 17 May 2022)

The gears collection is actually following the Halo master chief collection.
How can you ask Microsoft to make new games similar to mass effect if they are already struggling to put out a single game of that calibre, they keep delaying or cancelling good games. The only saving grace for xbox fans is old games remastered.

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KLAMarine (on 16 May 2022)

Oooh! Horde mode here we come!

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Giggity_goo (on 16 May 2022)

i wouldnt mind replaying 2-3 and they will be on gamepass so dont need to pay extra

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Azzanation (on 15 May 2022)

Marcus Fenix Collection incoming

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Ka-pi96 (on 15 May 2022)

I'd love that!

It sucks that Gears 5 is the only one on Steam at the moment. I want to re-play 1-3, they were great! I'd like to play #4 for the first time too!

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Alistair Ka-pi96 (on 17 May 2022)

5 is a lot better than 4 though.

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Pemalite (on 15 May 2022)

I am keen.

Only ever did complete the second gears game on 360 all those eons ago... So being able to restart the lot from the beginning would be great with updated visuals.

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Azzanation Pemalite (on 15 May 2022)

Well worth the time. Solid series through out. 3 was really good to.

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CGI-Quality Pemalite (on 16 May 2022)

The original remains my top game in the series (especially on PC where the modding community has kept it alive and well), but I really enjoy 4 as well. 2 not so much, 3 was fun, Judgment (we won't talk about that), and 5 is eh for me. They've updated/changed it so much (the core mechanics, specifically the speed/movement/Gnasher) that it lost the nice feel it had at one point. It feels more sluggish now with newer updates, when it was faster than Gears 4 at one point.

Otherwise, it's a solid series!

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Pemalite CGI-Quality (on 16 May 2022)

I think that is what drew me to Gears 2... It was a much more refined title over Gears 1 in terms of mechanics.
But I need to do it for the story, which I absolutely loved in Gears 2... There was just so many great games during the Xbox 360 era that I missed a few, so seeing these titles remade/remastered has been great as I can give them ago again with updated visuals.

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