After playing Wolfenstein, I keep thinking how amazing Gears campaign would be if they put all of their resources into the PvE aspects ei games like Beast Mode, Horde Mode and the campaign itself, and ditch the Pvp portions
I love Gears, its one of my favorite franchises since day one but I couldn’t give a shit about the rolling gnasher fest that’s PvP
Looking at how well games like Left 4 Dead have done, I imagine a Gears with no PvP but a stellar campaign and a ton of PvE support would really do wonders for the series
Now, something I could see is maybe making a service side version of Gears that’s the PvP and then just release campaigns and PvE modes every 2-3 years. They experiment with PvE modes like almost every game anyway.
I prefer the current model though. Only issue I have currently is the lack of maps and characters in 5. Loved the campaign.
You know what? I agree. Even though I have put countless hours into Gears multiplayer. Unless the mode bans it, it always devolves into people running at each other, using the shotgun, rinse and repeat. At least the PVE modes encourage using the full sandbox of weapons.
Gears PVP is incredible, I had like 54 days playtime on gears 4, and I’ve played gears 5 nearly every day since launch, not sure on gears 5 playtime as it doesn’t have a time tracker like gears 4 for some reason.
I’m genuinely mega excited for the enhancement on series x & operation 5 (new maps etc)
Gears PVP offers something that nothing else comes close too, hell it has probably ruined all other 3rd person shooters for me, as nothing come close to gears in all honesty.
I also finally got my Masters Rank recently, Gears at high level is something else completely.
What will change if they will make the MP f2p from now on? from what I understand you want the franchise to focus entirely on PvE but even if the MP is a spin-off f2p it will require the same resources from The Coalition.
I think it makes sense to spin off the Multiplayer and make it its own thing like Halo is doing. That way you can make changes to the gameplay in campaign and PvE modes while keeping the core gameplay feel in the PvP that the hardcore players will get very upset if anything is changed. There is a pretty large PvP playerbase for Gears, especially in Latin America. I think it would be a pretty bad idea to just get rid of it.