XCOM Meets GEARS OF WAR in Over 30 Minutes of Action-Packed GEARS TACTICS Gameplay Footage

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XCOM Meets GEARS OF WAR in Over 30 Minutes of Action-Packed GEARS TACTICS Gameplay Footage

Following the sales success of last year's Gears 5, Microsoft is looking to strike while the iron is hot, as a brand-new entry in the long-running series will hit stores next month — but it won't be another third-person cover shooter.

Created at Splash Damage — the award-winning makers of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Brink — and The Coalition, Gears Tactics promises to bring something completely fresh to the action-packed series. 

At its core, Gears Tactics is a fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the events of the original Gears of War. As Gabe Diaz, the player will be recruiting, developing and commanding their own squads on a mission to "hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon."

Those familiar with the X-COM series should know exactly what to expect from Gears Tactics, but the upcoming title reportedly does a good job capturing the essence of Gears of War, so even fans of the Cliff Bleszinski–imagined franchise who don't play strategy games on a daily basis should keep an eye on Tactics.

Given that both Halo Wars games were quite interesting projects, chances are that yet another Microsoft effort to make a strategy game set in one of its biggest universes will be worth players' time and money.

To learn more about Gears Tactics, take a look at over 30 minutes of all-new gameplay footage down below:


Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters

Gears Tactics is coming to PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store) on April 28, 2020.