A remastered collection comprising Epic Games’ classic Gears of War titles is in the works and could release as early as this year, according to games journalist Nick Baker, who teased during episode 109 of the XboxEra Podcast this weekend that a major Microsoft franchise would be getting the “Master Chief Collection-type treatment.” The original Gears of War from 2006 has already been remastered in the form of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which was released by current franchise developer The Coalition in 2015, but this new rumored collection should prove to be an exciting prospect for fans who are interested in experiencing the sequels again with overhauled graphics and other technical upgrades. All of the Gears of Wars games are currently playable on Xbox Series X|S consoles with improved performance thanks to FPS Boost, a feature that boosts their original frame rates to 60 FPS.
“A while back I said there is another Microsoft franchise that’s getting the Master Chief Collection-type treatment, I am of the belief that that is coming this year,” Nick said on the podcast.
He then said “everyone has guessed it,” before adding, “if you go from November 2021 to November 2022 and you look at Microsoft’s big game output, it could wind up being Halo, Gears, Forza,” confirming that the rumoured collection would be from the Gears of War franchise.
Source: XboxEra Podcast (via VGC)