If you cast your thoughts back a year, you may recall that around this time last year, rumors were beginning to circulate regarding the possibility of a Gears of War remastered collection being released on Xbox. This rumor originated from a journalist at Xbox Era by the name of Nick “Shpeshal Nick” Baker, who speculated that the collection may have been scheduled for release in the year 2022.
Nick is still under the impression that a Gears of War collection is in the works, despite the fact that the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 did not include any form of reference to a collection of Gears of War games. However, it is clear that this did not end up occurring.
The following is a transcription of what he said on the most recent episode of the Xbox Era Podcast, which was released this week:
“Because it was announced so far in advance, I got in trouble for announcing [the Gears collection]. Because of this, when the rumor mill first started floating around, I was just intended to suggest that another Xbox franchise is going to get treated in a manner similar to how the Master Chief Collection was.”
“But I won’t back down, that much is clear. This is still taking place.”
Nick then continued to elaborate on the rumor more in a series of tweets, as follows:
I’m not permitted to disclose much more detail than “it’s happening” at the moment (I’m working on relaxing the hold), but even as someone who isn’t as big of a Gears fan as they used to be, this ought to be pretty cool in whatever form it takes. Improve these descriptors even further for Gears lovers.
Last year, Windows Central’s Jez Corden suggested that he didn’t think a Gears collection was happening (“maybe some day, but not now“), but as you can see in the quote that was provided above, Nick still seems confident that we’ll be seeing at some point in the future. This cast fresh doubt on the existence of a Gears collection, which had been rumored to be in the works for some time.
If you were hoping that Gears will make an appearance at the Developer Direct event in January, we would advise you not to get your hopes up, but you never know. If we’re lucky, The Coalition will give us a taste of what’s to come later this year; nonetheless, we have high hopes that it will be the actual thing.