Gears Of War 5 was announced at last year’s E3, and fans of cover shooting everywhere were instantly pumped. Since then we’ve yet to hear much more about the latest installment of the Phoenix family’s misadventures. It’s not like Microsoft has been bursting with console exclusives as of late, and many Xbox One owners have been wondering where the game has been hiding.
Well it looks like we may finally know when Gears 5 will drop, thanks once again to a foreign ratings board. Lately it seems like if you want to know the release of an upcoming game, or in some cases even a game that hasn’t been announced yet, all you need to do is scan every game ratings board in the world and eventually you’ll hit paydirt.
This time it’s the Taiwanese game ratings board website that may have accidentally spilled the beans. According to COGConnected, the ratings board site listed Gears Of War 5 with a release date of September 10th, 2019, meaning we may be using chainsaw bayonets as soon as this fall. The listing has been removed since it was posted, so it’s hard to say whether or not it’s accurate.
This isn’t the first time the Taiwanese ratings board has done this either. Earlier this year they also posted a listing for Borderlands: Game Of The Year edition, which did turn out to be real. So they’ve been unintentionally right before, which means Gears 5 could very well release this September.
However, it’s important to note that this is based on a post that was removed rather quickly. That could mean it was either listed too early, or that it was incorrect. It’s likely that Microsoft was saving any Gears news for their presentation at this year’s E3, so they’ve yet to confirm or deny this release date.
Still, the fall is usually when most games in the Gears franchise have typically released, so this leak seems pretty plausible. We’ll likely hear more about Gears Of War 5 on June 9th at 1PM when Microsoft takes the stage at E3.
And hopefully they’ll also answer the real question that’s on everyone’s mind: What’s up with Gears POP?