The next Gears of War game will be using Unreal Engine 5. Other than that, the developers will not be announcing any new projects or titles “for some time”, including a Gears 6.
“As we look to future games, we’re excited to start shifting our resources to next-gen development using Unreal Engine 5.
Gears of War has always been at the front of Unreal Engine development–as a breakout 720p title for Xbox 360 through last year’s 120FPS multiplayer update for Xbox Series X|S–and we’re excited to continue that tradition by developing on UE5 for multiple new projects in the coming years.”
This can be considered breakthrough news as there are few games that will be using Unreal Engine 5. Other titles that will be using Epic Games’ latest game engine include Fortnite (via future update) and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.