After the release of Gears of War 4, Microsoft remained silent about the status of this particular franchise. However, in an interview with The Verge, Microsoft’s games chief, Phil Spencer, revealed that there will be a new Gears of War game in the future.
As Phil Spencer told The Verge when asked about the Xbox Game Pass subscription:
“We will follow through with State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, and the rest of our portfolio. Not just those games, but our future Halos, our future Gears of War, future Forzas, and other games. Our plan is to launch those to our Game Pass subscribers at the same time they go to retail.”
This is perhaps the first time Microsoft has publicly admitted that there will be a new Gears of War game. Whether this brand new game will be a spin-off or a sequel to Gears of War 4 remains to be seen. Moreover, and given Microsoft’s commitment to the Xbox Play Anywhere program, we can safely say that this new Gears of War game will be simultaneously released on Xbox One and Windows 10.