Gears 6 Could Be Series’ First Open-World Game, It’s Claimed
It has been almost four years since Gears 5 was released and fans are hungry for another installment of the legendary third-person shooter franchise. Recently, while speaking on the XboxEra Podcast, Nick ‘Shpeshal Nick’ Baker discussed Gears 6, suggesting that it’s a little bit further along than some might think.’
He also mentioned that there’s a ‘strong possibility’ that it may be a full, open-world game. In the most recent title to release – Gears 5 – there was a semi-open operating model put in place for some sequences that saw players traverse wider, more open areas than ever before – but does that mean the door is open for Gears 6 to be full open-world?
Strangers Things Have Happened
Let’s be honest – gamers love choice, for the most part. They love immersing themselves in a wide, open game that allows them to explore to their heart’s content and pick and choose their own objectives and goals as they go.
In the recent episode of the XboxEra Podcast, Shpeshal Nick discussed the potential for Gears 6 to tap into that love for a larger environment, drawing on earlier points that were raised regarding the development of Gears 6 – namely the switch to Unreal Engine 5, which facilitates more detailed and more open environments.
It has been referenced in a nod to another Microsoft franchise that this has been done before. In Halo Infinite – released in November 2021 – the style of the game pivoted to adopt an open-world campaign model.
Could Gears 6 follow suit and also be an open-world game? It very easily could be.