by Bob Fekete

According to a recent post on the Xbox One subredditGears of War may be seeing a release on Microsoft’s latest console. Based on an image submitted to the site by user Sanders67, the head of Xbox at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, has just teased there may be an announcement coming soon.


The message exchange reads as follows:

Xbox One user: “Hey Xboss, Please give me a simple answer Are we’ll see GOW collection Soon in my Xbox One . Yes or No :(”

Spencer’s response: “Haha, I can’t announce that. But stay tuned.”

This kind of response obviously doesn’t give any concrete information away, but reading between the lines we can see that Spencer obviously has something to say on the topic. Could this be a non-confirmation of a Gears of War collection coming to Xbox One?

This kind of release certainly wouldn’t be unexpected. Microsoft’s flagship franchise, Halo, has already received the Remastered treatment with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This release was largely a way to get people to buy an Xbox One and be ready to go once Halo 5: Guardians releases later this fall. Since we do know that game developer Black Tusk Studios is working on the Gears of War franchise, bringing back the Gears of War games on Xbox One right before a Gears of War 4 would be the same strategy.

So what might a Gears of War collection look like? Obviously, Gears of War 1, 2, and 3 would all be included with graphical improvements. Bundling in all of the DLC such as Gears of War 3‘s RAAM’s Shadow story content and all of the additional online maps would also make sense to be included. Like HaloGears of War featured exclusive content on PC, so featuring that on an Xbox for the first time would be neat as well.

The one true mystery about what might be included in a Gears of War collection would be Gears of War: Judgement. The prequel game is set before the events of the first Gears of War, and followed Cole and Baird before they met up with Dom and Marcus. Gears of War: Judgement was not developed by Epic, like the previous Gears of War games. Gears of War: Judgement also featured a more arcade-y approach to Gears of War, with each level having bonus challenges and high scores. It would be awesome to see this included, making a potential Gears of War collection have all the Gears of War related games on it.

So what do you think? Do you want to see a Gears of War collection come to Xbox One? What would you like to see included in the collection? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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