Back at E3 2018, Microsoft and The Coalition revealed three new Gears of War games, from that show, everyone remembers the announcement of Gears 5 stole the show, but not many remember the announcement of Gears Tactics.
Gears Tactics features turn-based strategy gameplay that is quite similar to XCOM. It has now been confirmed that Gears Tactics will also release on Xbox consoles.
When a fan asked about the developer team working on Gears Tactics and whether or not the game will release on Xbox, Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition, replied with a confirmation on Twitter.
Fergusson revealed that Splash Damage is the developing studio behind Gears Tactics. The same studio has previously worked on several Gears games as well, such as Gears of War 4 Multiplayer, Gears of War: UE, Gears 5, and the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Back in June Rod Fergusson talked a bit about Gears Tactics during IGN’s “Unlocked” podcast. During the podcast, he also said that Gears Tactics is going to launch on the Xbox consoles at some point but didn’t give a confirmation.
Even though Rod Fergusson confirmed that Gears Tactics will come out on Xbox, he hasn’t made it clear if he is talking about the current-gen Xbox One or Microsoft’s upcoming next-gen Project Scarlett. Given patterns from the past, it’s a strong possibility that we will see Tactics on the Scarlett.