Emergence Day is upon us, folks! Xbox dev The Coalition is going back to the roots of Gears with Gears of War: E-Day, and as the hype for it continues, the team has starting acknowledging the upcoming sequel within Gears 5.

Yep, when players now load up Gears 5, they're greeted with a nice little message about Gears: E-Day - breaking down what fans can expect from the game. Here's the full message:


Experience the brutal horror of Emergence Day through the eyes of Marcus Fenix in the origin story of one of gaming's most acclaimed sagas.

Fourteen years before Gears of War, war heroes Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago return home to face a new nightmare: the Locust Horde. These subterranean monsters, grotesque and relentless, erupt from below, laying siege in humanity itself.

Built from the ground up with Unreal Engine 5, Gears of War: E-Day delivers unprecedented graphical fidelity."

The Coalition Continues To Hype Up Gears Of War: E-Day With New Message In Gears 5 1

While there's no new information in here, it is perhaps another statement from the team that this really is the next mainline Gears game. The Coalition has said this already, hinting that fans can expect the full single and multiplayer experience from E-Day, but it's always nice to see that backed up. It seems that folks who are still playing Gears 5 have plenty to look forward to in Gears of War: E-Day!

As for when the game will release, we've heard reports that Xbox is aiming for 2025 internally, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. We wouldn't take this new Gears 5 message as a hint that it's coming anytime soon, but hopefully we're all experiencing Emergence Day for the very first time in 2025.

Excited to be getting a new Gears game soon, Xbox fans? Tell us what you want to see from E-Day down below.