Not Gears of War 6, but Gears of War E-Day, as Xbox’s Biggest Franchise Pulls ‘A Quiet Place’ Move to Bring it into the Next-Gen After Xbox Games Showcase Trailer

This is what we've all been waiting for.


  • Gears of War E-Day has been announced at Xbox Games Showcase with an amazing trailer.
  • The game is being developed by The Coalition and but does not have a release date yet.
  • After a five-year wait, the popular Gears franchise is finally coming back.
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Xbox Games Showcase is in full steam and has brought together a lot of game reveals and announcements that players have been waiting for. Fans have been speculating about a Gears of War 6 reveal at the showcase but instead, they have got a prequel.


Gears of War E-Day was announced with a trailer and is being developed by The Coalition. Gears of War is one of the main Xbox franchises that built Xbox from the ground up and the company is now going back to the popular franchise with Gears of War E-Day to save the brand.

Gears of War E-Day Is Announced With an Explosive Trailer

Gears of War: E-Day | Official Announce Trailer (In-Engine) - Xbox Games Showcase 2024


Gears of War E-Day is set fourteen years before the events of the original game and will take players back to Emergence Day. The game follows the story of the first Locust emergence on Sera.

The trailer shows when the Locust first make themselves known and we also get a look at young Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago. It can be seen as the origin story of the heroes and is the beginning of what follows in mainline Gears of War titles.


The game does not have a release date yet but it is being built on Unreal Engine 5. The  trailer looks amazing and The Coalition seems to be working hard to get things perfect as perfect as it can as it aims to deliver “unprecedented graphical fidelity.”

Fans are absolutely thrilled to get a new Gears game and have welcomed the title with open hands. Although the majority were hoping for a sixth mainline entry, they are happy that they get something, which is better than nothing.


No Gears 6, but E-day Will Do the Job for Now

It's been five years since we got a Gears game.
It’s been five years since we got a Gears game.

There were a lot of leaks and rumors about the announcement of Gears of War 6 at the showcase. Prominent insiders claimed that the reveal is imminent at the Xbox Summer Showcase and but that hasn’t happened, and fans are sad but have said that they’ll still play this title.

The third-person shooter franchise is one of the most popular franchises out there and has a massive community. Xbox has banked big on the franchise and there had been a lot of talks about when fans would get the next entry but instead of the main installment, we have a prequel.

Gears 5 was released in 2019 and saw tremendous success with positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Many consider it to be the best game in the franchise and developer The Coalition would be looking to replicate that success and possibly surpass it with Gears of War E-Day before it focuses on the next title.


What are your thoughts as Gears of War E-Day has now been announced? Are you looking forward to learning more about the game? Let us know in the comments.


Written by Rohit Tiwari

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.