During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, The Coalition Studio Head Rod Fergusson gave a few hints on what you can expect from Gears 5 in terms of eSport support.
To be more precise, Fergusson talked about the intention to keep improving the game after launch as it was done with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.
“When we started back with the Ultimate Edition and we started going back old school, because you remember what Gears 1 was like when there was not really a way to view it, there was no spectator camera… It was really the old school of the old school.
We’ve been trying to improve that, and improve that, and improve that, and make it more playable, make it more watchable, you know those better camera controls… I think as you’ll see where we’ll get to Gears 5, and then as we go to continue to improve that … That’s one of the things I love about the games that have a life beyond launch now, it’s not all about what’s in the box, but it’s about where you take it after that too. That’s gonna be true for eSports and Gears 5 as well. “
Speaking of eSports, the versus multiplayer of Gears 5 will debut at the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood, which will start airing on June 14 on TBS. A Gears 5 tournament will also be hosted in Atlanta between July 13 and July 14.
Gears 5 was announced at last year’s E3 show, and it’s likely to appear this year as well. Microsoft seems to have big plans for its press briefing in Los Angeles, as teased yesterday by Phil Spencer himself.
The game will launch for Xbox One and PC in 2019.