A new update coming from The Coalition isn’t the update Gears of War fans were hoping for. The expectation currently is that The studio is currently working on the next Gears of War Game expected to be called Gears 6. Based on the information Xbox YouTuber Rand Al Thor 19 mentioned in one of his episodes on the Xbox News Cast podcast it is possible that the game will come out in 2024 or 2025.
The job listing on the table is for a Lead Mission Designer job at The Coalition, with the developer looking for a candidate “with a proven track record of delivering highly engaging, high-quality campaign experiences in games.” The job listing also says that the lead mission designer is expected to “work with the Campaign Director and the Level Design Team to design the campaign experience, its pacing, its rewards, and the features that surround it,” and will be accountable for collaboration with The Coalition’s Design Team, Level Art Team Programmers, and more.
It’s possible that the studio was recently sacked of its lead mission designer and now has to locate a replacement to work with during the development. However, these possibilities seem less likely. For what it’s worth the job posting includes “forging the future of the IP” after mentioning Gears of War and stating that it is officially the home for the series. In other words, It is closely related to Gears of War, perhaps it won’t be Gears of War 6.
The Gears 6 campaign would presumably be an immediate follow-up to the plot of 2019’s Gears 5, featuring its main character Kait Diaz Marcus Fenix, Damon Baird and more are expected to be returning as the main characters. The Swarm The race of deadly creatures players battled in Gears of War 4 and Gears 5, is also anticipated to return as antagonists in Gears 6.