2. Footage of Gears of War remaster leaked
No matter how hard they try, some game makers just can’t keep their upcoming games under wraps. That seems to be the case with the as-yet-unannounced remaster of Gears of War. The latest hints that this game is in development for Xbox One come from people who are apparently testing the game’s multiplayer mode. The players in question had signed a non-disclosure agreement stating that they wouldn’t let anyone know that they were playing the game. Instead of honoring the NDA, they streamed footage of themselves playing it online.
Microsoft responded by banning them from Xbox Live, effectively blocking the testers from taking their Xbox One consoles online. And by banning them, Microsoft has given further credence to the existence of a Gears of War remaster.
There’s still no word yet on when to expect this game, but I suspect it will launch sooner rather than later. If Microsoft is already testing the multiplayer, it’s probably almost ready to release. Plus, with Halo 5 coming this holiday, Microsoft is unlikely to release two major shooters around the same time. Expect an announcement at E3.