Viime kesän E3-messuilla Microsoft julkisti tulossa olevaksi Gears of War 5:n, joka tarinallisesti jatkaa siitä, mihin Gears of War 4 jäi.
Nerdbunkerin haastattelussa The Coalitionin Rod Fergusson ilmoitti, että seuraavan pelin kanssa halutaan kokeilla uusia innovaatioita. Lisäksi seuraava Gears todellakin näyttää, mihin studio pystyy.
"Basically, it was a reaction to what we want to do with the franchise. We were a new team, a new studio, Gears was coming back after being on the shelf for a while and we didn't want to mess with the formula, we didn't want to change it too much because we wanted to prove that we can build an authentic Gears of War experience. Now that we have done that and people have accepted Gears 4 now it is an opportunity with Gears 5 to bring in the new. We really want to show what we want to do with the franchise and where we want to take it; whether it is changing core mechanics, the way we do storytelling, or the way to make certain aspects around controls and gameplay, or whether it is reaching with new types gameplay mobile and tactics on PC."