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Rumor: Gears of War: E-Day Targeting 2025 Release

Rumor: Gears of War: E-Day Targeting 2025 Release - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2024 / 2,675 Views

Microsoft is targeting a 2025 release window for Gears of War: E-Day, according to The Verge who spoke with sources (via Reddit). This was as of a few months ago, however, it isn't known if this is still the case. 

Xbox currently has three first-party games scheduled to release in 2025 - Doom: The Dark Ages, Fable, and South of Midnight.

Gears of War: E-Day is a prequel set during Emergence Day, the first day of the war with the Locust and features original protagonists, Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago.

The last mainline entry in the Gears of War franchise, Gears 5, released for the Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass in September 2019, and for the Xbox Series X|S in November 2020.

Gears of War: E-Day was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase earlier this month for the Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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20 Comments
Azzanation (on 15 June 2024)

2024 stacked, 2025 stacked, 2026 should be stacked.
Perfect Dark ill assume is 2025 also

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shikamaru317 (on 15 June 2024)

Well they have been working on it since 2019 presumably, 2020 at the latest.

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G2ThaUNiT (on 14 June 2024)

That would be a very welcome surprise! I was figuring 2026 to coincide with the franchises 20th anniversary. Jesus, coming up on 20 years already.......

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smroadkill15 G2ThaUNiT (on 14 June 2024)

Maybe have a Gears Collection for 2026. That would be sweet!

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G2ThaUNiT smroadkill15 (on 14 June 2024)

That would be a perfect culmination of the series with this new main entry. There's always been rumors that The Coalition has been working on multiple projects. Something like a Gears Collection, especially if they're remakes, would take a lot longer to make.

All while Gears 6 is no doubt in the pre-production phase and probably will be until E-Day releases

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Moseskyle83 (on 14 June 2024)

Suppose it makes sense as they got the world built already from gears ultimate edition so a lot of time was saved n now we get greatness even sooner

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SecondWar Moseskyle83 (on 14 June 2024)

Gears 1 Ultimate Edition is 8 years old at this point so I doubt they’d use too much of that as a basis for this game.
Same series sure but unlikely they’d just recycle levels from that game.

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G2ThaUNiT SecondWar (on 14 June 2024)

Not to mention this game takes place when civilization on Sera is still there. You could see from the trailer there's still full on cities rather than after a post apocalyptic event.

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Giggity_goo Moseskyle83 (on 15 June 2024)

its using unreal engine 5 will have to be rebuilt from the ground up but i suppose can still use alot of the older code to make it play the same

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G2ThaUNiT Giggity_goo (on 17 June 2024)

Why would they use older code? This is a completely brand new entry to the mainline series. It's not a remaster/remake or a spin-off.

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Leynos (on 14 June 2024)

Give me a disc!

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Pirateogta (on 14 June 2024)

I’ll guess 2027.

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kazuyamishima (on 14 June 2024)
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