Much still hasn't been revealed about The Coalition's Gears of War 5 outside of leaks revealing Gears of War 5's release date and cover art. However, while the game may be mostly shrouded in mystery, a new leak has emerged providing multiple details, including that the game is capable of running in 4K Ultra HD resolution and features a framerate performance of 60 frames per second in all modes.
The leaked product information coming from Resetera user Klobrille confirms some things fans are already aware of. For example, the information indicates that players will be playing as Kait from Gears of War 4. It is also fairly implicative of the idea that Gears of War 5 will contain more open-world elements, as it is described that players "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." Furthermore, part of the description reads that players will explore the world of Sera and travel "across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever."
If true, the leak provides several other pieces of information about the game. Like past Gears of War games, it is said that the game can be played either alone or with someone else via offline split-screen play and online co-op play. There will also be cross-play in competitive multiplayer modes between Xbox One and PC.
Labeled a "visual showcase," Gears of War 5 allows players to "play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second. Finally, the document supplies information that there are more features and modes that have yet to be announced.
While fans may be tempted to bank on these details, it's always important to remember that rumors and leaks are to be taken with a grain of salt. If these details are true, then Gears of War 5 may be the most ambitious title for the series thus far. Perhaps we'll know for sure come Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference.
Gears of War 5 will be launching in 2019.