The Coalition Is Moving To Unreal Engine 5 To Focus On Next-Gen Development

Gears 5 developer The Coalition has announced today that it has begun the process of transitioning development to Unreal Engine 5, which is set to be used for "multiple new projects in the coming years."

In a message on the official Gears website, the team explained that they're "excited to start shifting our resources to next-gen development," thanking "all the fans out there who have been on this journey with us" so far.

"As we look to future games, we’re excited to start shifting our resources to next-gen development using Unreal Engine 5. Gears of War has always been at the front of Unreal Engine development – as a breakout 720p title for Xbox 360 through last year’s 120FPS multiplayer update for Xbox Series X|S – and we’re excited to continue that tradition by developing on UE5 for multiple new projects in the coming years."

There are no details on those new projects as of yet, and the team made sure to mention that they "will not be announcing any new projects or titles for some time," as shifting to a new engine is a sizeable undertaking.

Despite this news, Gears 5 will continue to receive new operations through Operations 7 and 8, along with store updates complete with "exciting new content" and featured playlists through the end of the year.

"Thanks again to all of our fans.

We’re eager to get to work and show you what we’re working on when the time is right."

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