What do you all think about Gears of War getting the MCC treatment with a Fenix Collection? Been seeing a lot of people discussing it on Twitter so I was interested to see what people here think about it.
Personally, I’m totally on board for it to happen. Gears 1, 2, and 3 (maybe Judgement too) in one collection would be a great idea, those games should be glorious with 4K 120FPS on Xbox Series X. I have lots of great memories playing these games back in the Xbox 360 days so I’d love to replay these games with the enhancements. Perhaps Gears of War 2 could get a remaster as well like the first Gears of War did with the Ultimate Edition.
How would you feel if it was a third party studio developing it rather than The Coalition, so they spend minimal resources working on it?
Also the Fenix Collection is just a placeholder name, I doubt that’s what it would be called if it were actually released.
Gears of War 2, 3, and Judgement were never released for PC, so bundling them in a collection would be great for people to experience more games of the franchise on PC. And the idea wasn’t to give the games remakes, more so just enhancements to make them play at 4K 120FPS similar to how it was done for the MCC.
Let’s do it. The key joy of Halo: MCC to me wasn’t really having all the campaigns playable in one place, it was being able to load up Big Team Battle and play on a countless amount of incredible maps across four games.
They probably could, if they wanted to. I would be fine if they just increased the framerate and resolution of the games and released that on Xbox and PC, though I just think it would be nice to bundle that in a collection and release it that way. I really like the presentation of the MCC, it feels nice to have the games together in a singular collection. They could also do it similar to the MCC where you can buy the games individually.
The Master Chief Collection is so much more than just HD remasters. It is so nice to have all those campaigns and multiplayers together at the same place, the cross-progression between games with all those medals, the instantly toggle between classic and remastered graphics… I think that Gears deserves that.
And I don’t believe working towards a Gears Collection would affect new games. 343i has been supporting the MCC all these years while working on Halo Infinite aswell.
At times, I still wonder why they didn’t remaster the entire trilogy five years ago when they did GOW UE. Oh well.
At this time, I would only want to see the original trilogy get remade ala Resident Evil and only if it’s by an external studio. In no way, shape or form would I have The Coalition work on them. I’m hoping for Gears 6 in Fall 2022 and then a new IP in Fall 2026/Fall 2027.
The way I see it is very simple: Microsoft studios are among the best, if not the best, using unreal engine so they could take either a 3rd party studio or a small team of developers under the supervision of the Coalition to develop the collection.
As Anthony stated above, the visuals already hold up and the games look great with upscaling, better texture filtering, and so on. There is only one way to make the games look next generation, which leads me to a possible solution…
I think it would make sense for the Coalition to get their feet wet with Unreal Engine 5 by doing such a collection in UE5, and then working on the next Gears game with all the lessons learned.
Still, a side team working on this makes the most sense. They can share their experience with the main team working on the next Gears game. The next Gears game seems like it should be a priority, not any collection.