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Gears 5 studio shifts to Unreal Engine 5 for future Xbox games

The Coalition has announced a shift to Unreal Engine 5 for its next project and reconfirmed the final content drops for Gears 5.

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The Coalition announces a move to Unreal Engine 5 for next-gen projects and reconfirms the final content updates for Gears 5.

In a new blog post, Xbox studio The Coalition has reiterated the final content roadmap for Gears 5 and teased its plans for the future.

Operations 7 and 8 for Gears 5 will include two content drops, each featuring new characters, maps, and events. Store content updates will also continue through to the end of 2021. And with that, the studio will end content support for the game.

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For The Coalition’s next-generation Xbox projects, development will shift to Epic’s Unreal Engine 5, which was so memorably revealed last year. Speaking about the change, the studio says:

“Gears of War has always been at the front of Unreal Engine development – as a breakout 720p title for Xbox 360 through last year’s 120FPS multiplayer update for Xbox Series X|S – and we’re excited to continue that tradition by developing on UE5 for multiple new projects in the coming years.”

The post also emphasises that a move to a new engine isn’t a light undertaking, and that fans should not expect any game announcements in the near future.

Via: The Coalition


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