When you’re a bigger studio, it’s often true that the things you do, and the things you want to do, aren’t on the same level. Especially when you’re working on a new game, but keeping up work on an older one because people are still playing it. That’s exactly The Coalition has been doing in recent years. As they’ve been working on making Gears of War 5, but still maintaining content updates for Gears of War 4.
However, in a blog post, they announced that the updates for Gears 4 is now complete:
“The time has come to say goodbye to new Customization Content and Gear Packs in Gears 4 as the team shifts their full focus into making Gears 5 the best game possible. The end of this road marks the most content released for any Gears game in the series history, with 269 characters and 2,384 Weapon Skins added over the past two and a half years. We’ve introduced new favorites (Sweater Imago!), fulfilled 10 year old fan requests (Palace Guard!) and learnt a lot on the way (maybe no more Color Blast..). We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.
And if you’re curious as to whether stuff will transfer between Gears 4 and Gears of War 5…
The Gilded RAAM Challenge also marks the first of several earnable characters and weapon skins that will be available in Gears 4 and follow you into Gears 5. Everything you own in your Gears of War 4 collection today will be available for use in Gears of War 4 forever, but will not transfer to Gears 5. In Gears 5, our focus is to deliver as much new and original content as possible from the word go. We’ve got a lot of exciting things planned and can’t wait for you to see it.
No release date for Gears 5 has been given as of yet.