Microsoft Not Releasing Gears of War On Xbox One Anytime Soon

xbox one not having gears of war

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has revealed in an interview with OXM that the Gears of War franchise might be taking a rest of now.

The Gears of War game were very successful for the Xbox 360. Epic Games released four games on the system, but Spencer says its now a good time for series to take a rest so new IPs can shine.

Here’s what he said:

“I love the Gears franchise, I think Epic’s done a really nice job building that. I think there’s an opportunity to spend some time on Gears and on what it means. It’s a rare franchise that managed to ship four times on the platform – 1, 2, 3 and then Judgment. I also think it’s also a really interesting time to launch new IP, and that’s something we’re really invested in. You saw Quantum Break, you saw Sunset Overdrive, you saw Crimson Dragon, you saw games big and small from many different developers. I think we were counting, and we had eight or nine different nationalities on stage. It’s a cool opportunity to bring a lot of new content.”

If you are wanting to buy an Xbox One to play a new Gears of War game, it might be a good idea to wait. Although there are a lot of other games releasing for the system such as Titanfall, Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5 just to name a few.

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Damian Antony Seeto

Game reviewer from New Zealand. Been writing since 2009.


  1. Bill01
    June 16, 2013, 12:16 PM

    Gears of War was the best Xbox 360 game.
    This is further proof that Xbox One will be a big disappointment.

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  2. Graham Cox
    June 17, 2013, 1:37 PM

    I loved Gears 1 + 2 + 3 and the story was my favourite bit and I always played Gears 2 multiplayer. Whilst Gears 3 story was a lovely close for me story wise. I didn’t enjoy the multiplayer. I think Gears Judgement was crap story-wise (Except the Aftermatch deleted chapter from Gears 3 – I loved that and felt inspired to rip apart locust again!).

    It needs a well deserved rest imo. I hope they re-release Gears 1 with re enhanced graphics and bug free! For Gears 10th Anniversary in 2016 :).

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  3. Big Boss
    June 17, 2013, 8:42 PM

    Microsoft just contradicts itself. It’s time to let Gears rest for new IPs yet Bungle wanted to do a new IP and Microsoft basically said F U we’re taking Halo making 3 more and dropping your ass off all Xbox developments. If Gears needs a rest so does Halo. Gears deserves to be on next gen not halo. Youre a 7 foot.tall soldier trained from childhood with advanced armor. BORING. At least in Gears for them it was all or nothing in every fight. Master chief just breezes through everything including bosses. Not fun.

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  4. Jack MeOff
    June 18, 2013, 12:47 PM

    Honestly, if any game needs a rest its Halo. The same enemies in different settings time and time again. Halo has been played out for years now….

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  5. gears of war fan
    June 25, 2013, 3:48 PM

    This is crap!!!! First they try to change gear of war with judgment! if its not broke don’t fix it. Now this crap has me thinking I am going to be a ps4 owner. If there is any game that needs a rest itits not this one. Peace xbox

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  6. Matt
    June 25, 2013, 11:34 PM

    Gears had 4 games on the 360, that’s pretty good. I agree that MS should let other IPs shine for the Xbox One. I just wish they could confirm that another GoW game will be in the future.

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  7. Mike M
    June 27, 2013, 2:26 AM

    Im jealous that Halo made it to Xbox One and not Gears of war. Im a huge fan of gears, and like most peoole just want official confirmation that there will a gears of war game on Xbox One, with that said Judgement was a flop it wasnt a well polished game. I would rather wait two to three before anew gears of war game arrive so can get quality and not quantity. Plus Microsoft could of put all of there eggs in one basket for the E3 that just past and not of had any ammo for next years E3.

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  8. Gears Vet
    July 9, 2013, 10:34 PM

    Seeing the words “gears of war needs a rest” is insanity. If anything,the COD franchise needs to take a nap,all they do is over saturate the franchise with all this repetitive COD garbage. Of course Halo would be a launch title,that’s microsofts first born. Judgment is pretty new so I can agree not seeing a Gears title on XBO for awhile,but I wish Epic waited on judgment and released a title in XBO instead. Gears 3 would of closed the trilogy beautifully for the 360.

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  9. sweetDickWillie
    July 24, 2013, 11:36 PM

    I agree that gears should have dropped instead of halo its gotten old gears fans would support the xbox one enough for it to sell well

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  10. F U Microsoft
    August 14, 2013, 2:47 AM

    How dare you!!! GEARS IS ALL THAT WAS BRUTAL

    Halo I don’t hate but it does get boring
    COD I hate with a passion BF3 is better then COD
    ffs but if it sells then it don’t matter what the people say
    Cuz it’s always abt money, big companies would
    Rather sacrifice greatness such as gears of war
    To a boring repulsive same story based run and shoot non
    Strategic piece of crap ( COD )

    I say to u Microsoft screw you!!!!! And the hell with your Xbox one

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