Gears of War: E-Day officially announced during Xbox Games Showcase

It's official! A new Gears game is coming. During the Xbox Games Showcase, The Coalition gave us our first look at Gears of War: E-Day.

Gears of War: E-Day officially announced during Xbox Games Showcase
Sean Carey

Sean Carey


Following numerous rumors, Microsoft has now confirmed that a new Gears game is on the way. Gears of War: E-Day is set fourteen years before the original Gears of War and tells the story of Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago as they return home to face off against the Locust Horde.

Gears of War: E-Day officially announced for Xbox Game Pass

Gears of War: E-Day is a new origin story that puts you in the shoes of Marcus Fenix on Emergence Day, the day the Locust Horde erupts from the ground on Sera to lay siege on humanity. According to a post on Xbox Wire, the prequel will show us how "an ill-prepared world responds to a threat like the Locust."

Naturally, we'll be playing as a younger versions of Marcus and Dom, who are seasoned veteran sof the Pendulum Wars — the human conflict that takes place before the series begins. Creative Director Matt Searcy tells Xbox Wire that the "best Gears games have these super emotional themes around shared burden, belonging, trust and loyalty, and Marcus and Dom have a really interesting relationship going into E-Day."

"We’re telling the origin story of Marcus and Dom and their bond… this is the bond that defines the franchise. They’re not the characters we know from Gears 1 to 3. They don’t have 10 years of fighting the Locust between them. When the game opens, there’s supposed to be peace on Sera, and they’re trying to figure out life without this person they both loved.

"People are going to see the formation of this brotherhood that is so iconic to Gears."

Unfortunately, no release window was announced, but Microsoft did confirm that it will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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