- Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski reveals he is open to consulting on Gears of War 6, following rumors swirling about the franchise’s next entry.
- Bleszinski shares that he has not been contacted by Microsoft or The Coalition about Gears of War 6, sharing his personal projects including Broadway, comics, and stand-up comedy.
- Leaks have heavily hinted at Gears of War 6 launching as an open-world game in 2026, with a compilation of the original trilogy also rumored to be in development.
Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has shared his thoughts on the rumored next entry in the franchise, suggesting that he would be open to returning to the series. First debuting on the Xbox 360 in 2006, the science-fiction shooter franchise would become one of Xbox’s most popular first-party franchises. The first three games were all developed by eventual Fortnite creator Epic Games, with in-house Xbox studio The Coalition taking over the franchise starting with Gears 4. Now, Gears of War‘s original creator is still interested in helping with the franchise’s future.
While not much is yet known about a potential new Gears of War, rumors have swirled about the currently unannounced Gears of War 6. Leaks have hinted that the next Gears of War may see a major shift from past games in the series, suggesting Gears of War 6 may debut as an open-world game taking notes from Gears 5‘s open environments. Leaks have also teased that Microsoft is aiming for a 2026 release window for the sixth Gears of War, marking a seven-year gap between it and Gears 5. Now, original creator Cliff Bleszinski is interested in helping out with the game.
Gears of War 6 Gets Exciting Update
The development surrounding Gears of War 6 gets an interesting update, as fans continue waiting for the game’s official reveal.
As reported by VGC, a recent tweet from Cliff Bleszinski shares his official stance on a new Gears of War game, showing interest in being involved with the new release. Bleszinski, also known as CliffyB, says that he is “down to consult” on the game, considering the Gears of War franchise as “an enormous part of his legacy.” He does reveal, however, that neither Microsoft nor The Coalition have contacted the original creator about Gears of War 6. Bleszinski also shares some of his personal projects following the shuttering of game studio Boss Key, working in restaurants, on Broadway, and now creating comics and doing stand-up comedy.
CliffyB Open to Consulting on Gears of War 6
While Bleszinski’s involvement with Gears of War 6 is uncertain, CliffyB has not been shy about sharing his opinions and thoughts on the franchise’s future. Bleszinski previously shared his excitement for the upcoming Gears of War game, based on information learned from a friend who worked as a writer for Gears 5. CliffyB also shared his own thoughts on how he would change the franchise, feeling that Gears of War could use a reboot similar to God of War (2018).
Bleszinski’s newly-shared stance on Gears of War 6 comes as development has reportedly begun to ramp up on the game. A holiday Tweet from Gears of War‘s official account and subsequent reply from a developer sparked speculation that fans may learn more about Gears of War 6 in 2024. Rumors have also persisted about a potential Gears of War compilation, suggesting that The Coalition are quietly working on remasters of the original trilogy. Between Gears of War 6 and compilation rumors, fans of Gears of War may not have to wait long for more from the franchise.
Gears of War
Xbox Game Studios’ Gears of War franchise began on the Xbox 360 and instantly became a flagship franchise for the green brand. The original Gears of War trilogy is considered one of the finest in the history of the third-person shooter genre, with the trilogy’s intense action and surprisingly touching story moments creating memorable experiences.
The series has had another two solid main series entries since and even a turn-based tactics game.