Microsoft Reveals Two New Gears of War Spin-Off Titles; A Tactics Game and Another Starring Funko Pops

Microsoft has debuted not one, but two new spin-offs set in the Gears of War universe: a new strategy title, and a quirky mobile game starring Funko Pops.

As one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises on Xbox, Gears of War most recently showed us the future of the series with the release of 2016’s Gears of War 4, and now at E3 2018 we had a look at the next titles set to appear in the game’s universe.

During its E3 2018 press conference, Microsoft not only gave us our first look at the upcoming Gears of War 5, but also revealed that more games in the Gears of War series are set to arrive in the future.

The first of these titles is called Gears Tactics, and it appears to be a new installment in the series that takes on strategy gameplay a la Halo Wars or XCOM. The second title revealed by Microsoft is called Gears Pop, and it seems to star Funko Pop versions of famous Gears of War characters. It’s an odd combination, but one that seems to be cute. While not much was shown of the quirky crossover, we’ll likely hear more soon.

To get a closer look at each of the newly-announced Gears titles, you can check out both of the announcements from Microsoft below. For more of the announcements and reveals coming from Microsoft’s showcase, you can also head over here and watch it all live as it unfolds.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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