Microsoft had a major showing at The Game Awards thanks to the Xbox Series X, but it wasn't all about the new console. The Coalition of Ordered Governments is invading the strategy genre with Gears Tactics, which takes the action of Gears of War and slows it down a bit. A new trailer for the turn-based strategy take on Microsoft's third-person shooter was revealed with a trailer at The Game Awards, and it looks a whole lot like an XCOM game.
Though it was announced at E3 2018, The Game Awards represented our first real look at the game. The trailer for Gears Tactics shows that you'll send Gears into battle against a host of Locust creatures, suggesting it's set during the original Gears trilogy and the war against the Locust, rather than during the time period established in Gears of War 4 and Gears 5. Check out the trailer below.
It's a different approach to that war than we're used to, but Gears Tactics isn't going to skimp on your opportunities to fight for Sera–according to the trailer, it packs a story campaign of 40 hours or more.
It also looks like you can also expect to customize your Gears with various weapons and cosmetic items, so like in the main series, it seems like which weapons you give your Gears will affect their roles and abilities in battle. Gears Tactics is set to release on Xbox One and PC with Windows 10 and Steam, and will launch on Xbox Game Pass, on April 28, 2020.
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