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Gears 5

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: The Coalition
Release Date: Sept. 10, 2019

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Netflix's 'Gears of War' Movie Adaptation Written By 'Dune’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ Writer

by Rainier on March 21, 2023 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT

Gears 5 is the next installment in the action series that revolutionized third-person shooters. Kait Diaz, who had previously fought alongside JD and Del in Gears 4, is the protagonist in Gears 5.

The world is crumbling. Humanity's reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors.

As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what's left.

Netflix has partnered with The Coalition to adapt the Gears of War video game saga into a live action feature film, followed by an adult animated series — with the potential for more stories to follow!

Netflix announced that Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jon Spaihts (known for co-writing Dune, Dune: Part Two and Doctor Strange) has boarded the project.

Gears of War is one of the all-time great action games, with vivid characters, a beautifully designed world and a combat system that drives home the lethality of war and the importance of standing by your squadmates,” Spaihts told Netflix. “It wants to be cinema, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help that happen.”

Spaihts knows a thing or two about civilizations fighting for their existence across remote worlds. He previously penned the script for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and adapted Frank Herbert’s Dune for Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-nominated film, which returns for a second installment later this year. 

The upcoming film will be produced in partnership with The Coalition, the developer behind the Gears of War games. “We’re thrilled to partner with Jon and the Netflix team to bring Gears of War to life,” the video game developer told Netflix. “Jon is a master storyteller with a talent for creating epic science-fiction universes and he truly loves Gears of War. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to honor our franchise and deliver an authentic story to our fans.”

Key Features:

  • Never Fight Alone. Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
  • Explore Sera. Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
  • Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
  • Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.

Gears 5 is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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