In a press release, Xbox says “Gears 5” will feature five different game modes and the “deepest [story] campaign yet.” One of the new headlining modes is Escape, “a new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode featuring a three-player suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within, which we announced at the Xbox E3 Briefing. It’s everything you love about Gears, turned up to 11.”
“Gears 5” will be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service for both consoles and PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be granted an early-access period ahead of the official release date. It’ll also launch on Steam.
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11 to 13. As is tradition, however, things kicked off early on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET with Electronic Arts’ EA Play event, which was held at the Hollywood Palladium on June 8 and 9.
Microsoft had its big Xbox E3 2019 Briefing on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. ET. Publishers Bethesda and Devolver Digital also hosted press conferences that same evening at 8:30 and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.
E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13, and we’ll cover all the highlights of the event here at Variety as well.