Gears Of War Needs A 'God Of War-Like Reboot', Says Original Lead Designer

Cliff Bleszinski has always been synonymous with the Gears of War franchise - the original trilogy's lead designer was the primary public figure for those games during the Xbox 360 days. Since then, 'Cliffy B' has been off doing his own things, but he's always happy to talk Gears, and in a new interview with ComicBook, he's done exactly that.

When asked about potentially returning to Gears, either in a video game capacity or through something like a comic book, Cliff mentioned that a reboot similar to that of 2018's God of War would be a good move for the series.

"I believe Gears needs a little bit of a reboot, like God of War had, and I've always said, Phil Spencer has my number, I'm happy to consult. Gears will always be near and dear to my heart."

Current Gears of War developer The Coalition put out its latest entry in 2019 with Gears 5, so for all we know the team could be working on some sort of soft reboot. We don't have any official details on 'Gears 6' yet, but this is the longest that Microsoft's Gears studio has taken to develop a new entry in the franchise since its first release with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 2015.

For our money, that original trilogy remains the absolute high-point of the franchise so we wouldn't be totally against Cliff working on Gears again in some capacity. Gears 5 was real good fun though, and to this day it's still a technical showpiece on Xbox Series X|S.

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