Gears Of War: E-Day Dev Is 'Not Retreating' From Modern Gears Saga

Well, the announcement for Gears of War: E-Day is officially out in the wild, and if you can't tell yet - we're quite excited to see Gears go back to its roots. Developer The Coalition says that the opportunity to tell "such an iconic origin story was simply too great to ignore", and to be honest, we agree! However, the team is adamant that the 'new' Gears saga developed in the Xbox One era hasn't been totally abandoned.

Some fresh comments on this new direction for Gears have dropped via Xbox Wire, and the full article is certainly worth a read if you want to be all clued up on Gears: E-Day. This part is sticking out to us in particular though; where the team explains its decision to move away from the Gears of War 4 / Gears 5 storyline:

"Of course, this isn’t the end of other ongoing stories in the Gears series – the team is content with the stories told in Gears 4 and Gears 5 and is by no means abandoning them, but the collective passion for such an iconic origin story was simply too great to ignore. The story of E-Day and the origins of Marcus and Dom are such powerful, pivotal events that The Coalition couldn’t wait to tell it.

“We’re super proud about Gears 4 and Gears 5 and the stories that were told,” Fawcette adds. “We’re not retreating from that storyline in any way. But in [this] moment, we had an opportunity to write our next step, and this one just felt too good to miss.”"

We're not entirely sure what this means or whether we'll get a true 'Gears 6' one day, but clearly, the team wants to get out in front of any questions that'll inevitably come its way about this particular subject. For now, the focus is on this big Gears prequel - but never say never when it comes to The Coalition continuing its modern Gears saga.

Tell us what you make of this new direction, and the above comments, down below.