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THE ROAD TO LAUNCH

Two weeks from today, beginning with Australia, Gears 5 Early Access will begin to roll out around the world. Where did the time go right?!

With your wait almost over, we know you have burning questions you want answered. To allay your concerns, here’s the major information still to come before Early Access launch:

Characters Explained
Pre-Download for all platforms
Launch Multiplayer Maps reveal
Our Post-Launch Plans
What to expect from our launch Tour of Duty
The Future of Gears 4 after Gears 5
More surprises!

https://www.gears5.com/whatsup-aug22-2019



I have mentioned them before but Gunfire Games the Darksider 3 devs have become a very promising studio, their latest game Remnant: From Ashes is currently on 77 meta rating.

They are one studio that MS should keep an aye on.



EspadaGrim said:

I have mentioned them before but Gunfire Games the Darksider 3 devs have become a very promising studio, their latest game Remnant: From Ashes is currently on 77 meta rating.

They are one studio that MS should keep an aye on.

Less than 2 weeks ago, Gunfire Games was acquired by *drum roll* THQ Nordic.



EspadaGrim said:

I have mentioned them before but Gunfire Games the Darksider 3 devs have become a very promising studio, their latest game Remnant: From Ashes is currently on 77 meta rating.

They are one studio that MS should keep an aye on.

I mean...I'm having fun with Remnant, but I don't think they're as good a fit.  They're still relatively new too so it's tough to tell if their leadership has been truly tested, compared to Double Fine, Ninja, and Obsidian.



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Replicant said:
EspadaGrim said:

I have mentioned them before but Gunfire Games the Darksider 3 devs have become a very promising studio, their latest game Remnant: From Ashes is currently on 77 meta rating.

They are one studio that MS should keep an aye on.

Less than 2 weeks ago, Gunfire Games was acquired by *drum roll* THQ Nordic.

Damn seems like everyone is getting bought out, also surprised that THQ didn’t buy them after DS3 maybe they waited after they finished Remnant since it was by a different publisher.



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My list of acquisitions I'd like to happen, not in any particular order: Iron Galaxy (Fighting), Moon Studios (Platformer), IO Interactive (Stealth), Dontnod (Episodic), Asobo (Action-Adventure), Mistwalker (JRPG), Platinum (Action-Adventure), Remedy (Cinematic Action Adventure), I'm sure there's more I could think of but those are what come to mind right now.

Personally don't think Microsoft needs anymore UK studios, between Rare, Playground and Ninja Theory I think they have enough, I would like for them to get a European studio outside of UK to show they're willing to make investments in Europe outside of UK, Mojang doesn't really count...

I'm becoming more unsure what Japanese studios to buy, I originally said White Owls but only because I want them to finish D4 or do other episodic content, D4 is unlikely since neither party own the IP, and if Dontnod were possible then they would be a better acquisition for episodic content, which would be perfect for Gamepass.

There's Mistwalker which would require massive staffing up but fill the JRPG gap, although their HQ is in Hawaii, Arc System Works is one that gets thrown around but if Microsoft were to get a fighting studio I'd much rather prefer it to be Iron Galaxy. Possibly Grounding Inc and Mistwalker/Jp Games (For JRPG) would fill some gaps nicely.

Moon Studios already rejected offers so that's unlikely, IO Interactive I think would be beneficial to both parties, they'd fill a genre gap for Microsoft and in turn have more funding themselves, Asobo looks like an interesting studio but I believe they signed up with another publisher, Platinum is a dream and unlikely to happen, Remedy is probably last on my list since they would cost almost $200m which Idk if it would be worth it for how long they typically take to develop games, though Control came out fast and is getting great scores, and Microsoft could do with more cinematic action adventure titles.

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Meh.. I've played Gears POP for a while and now at 1200+ rating it's obvious the pay2win shit ruins a fun game. It seems plenty of people use money on games like this.



KiigelHeart said:
Meh.. I've played Gears POP for a while and now at 1200+ rating it's obvious the pay2win shit ruins a fun game. It seems plenty of people use money on games like this.

I've heard it's a fun game but P2W, I guess that's basically mobile gaming though, Lol. It's a shame, 500k+ downloads on Android and it's getting pretty great reviews on Android/iOS but I'm put off playing it because of the P2W and MP only, and yeah it's definitely going to make them a lot of money, Lol.