Microsoft just filed a new Gears of War trademark

It definitely looks like we'll be getting the long-rumored Gears of War remastered collection sooner rather than later.

Along with Halo, Gears of War was one of Microsoft's go-to Xbox franchises. It helped solidify the Xbox 360's position in the mid-2000s as a legitimate contender to PlayStation's throne. But, unlike the Halo series, the older Gears of War games haven't gotten much love. Because of this, fans have been asking Microsoft to give Gears of War the Halo: The Master Chief Collection treatment.

A remake of the original Gears of War games with modern models would be a dream come true.

Now, it appears that dedicated Gears fans can finally get exactly what they've wanted.

According to this Microsoft trademark filed last week, something new related to "Gears of War" is coming.

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We already know that the next Gears of War game isn't coming until 2024/2025. They're in the middle of working on a new and different IP all the while helping out Undead Labs with the development of State of Decay 3. This all but confirms that a Gears of War collection is on the docket.

Despite the consistent demand for a remastered collection of Gears of War games, Microsoft hasn't announced anything yet.

Ideally, the long-rumored Gears of War collection will come out later this year if only to help fill the rather barren release slate of Xbox Series S/X exclusives for the holiday season. But, if not, an early 2023 release window isn't half-bad either. It'd join Starfield and Redfall as some of the biggest names coming to Microsoft's current-gen consoles by then.

Unfortunately, the trademark doesn't clarify the particulars of the still-unannounced Gears of War collection. Most are hoping that The Coalition will remake the first 3 Gears games in Unreal Engine 5. Of course, this is a large undertaking and highly unlikely. Then again, The Coalition hasn't worked on anything massive for a while, so we can't rule that out. Even if it is just similar to Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, we're sure most fans wouldn't mind.

With 26 million units sold, Gears of War is one of the best-selling video game franchises ever.

In the meantime, Gears of War fans are looking forward to receiving news about the Gears of War live-action movie.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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