Gears 5 wasn’t the only new Gears of War game announced at Microsoft’s E3 show this year. It wasn’t even the first- in fact, two other Gears of War games were announced before it. The first of these was Gears Pop, a new Gears of War spin off featuring the same aesthetic as the popular Funko Pop line of toys, that was announced for later this year, coming to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
If that had been the only announcement, it would actually have been pretty disappointing, but Microsoft had another followup one which was pretty damn good. The next announcement was of Gears Tactics, a brand new Gears of War tactical turn based strategy game in the vein of XCOM that was confirmed to be coming to PC this year- no Xbox One release for this one, which makes this the first PC exclusive Gears of War game ever.
I’m a bit bummed about Gears Tactics specifically missing Xbox One, but on the other hand, at least we still have Gears of War 5 to look forward to on the Xbox One.