UDON Entertainment Prepares For Gears 5 With Retrospective History

by James Ferguson

Gears 5, the next game in the Gears of War franchise is coming later this year. If you can’t wait until its release date, UDON Entertainment has just the thing to tide you over with Gears of War: Retrospective – The First Ten Years. This is an extensive history on the series, published in partnership with XBOX and The Coalition.

Gears of War helped define the modern shooter genre and now writer Arthur Gies looks into this extensive and impressive history through the words of its developers, designers, and artists. It took six years to develop the first Gears of War, but that didn’t dissuade those that worked on it.

Gies says:

[The team involved] remembers it as one of the best experiences of their careers. It was a chance to make something they believed in, something they knew had moved the needle of the console business in profound ways in addition to being a great, new kind of game. It changed a lot of lives – those of the people who made it, and in many cases, the people who played it.

Gears of War: Retrospective – The First Ten Years has over 250 pages of commentary, concept art, and key visuals. It will also include all-new tribute artwork created specifically for the book, plus a comic art gallery.

Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition adds:

Every time I have the privilege of meeting Gears fans, whether at an event signing posters or just walking through the airport, I am humbled by the stories of how much Gears of War means to them and how it’s impacted their lives. Besides being some escapist fun, I’m told how Gears of War helped people through hard times, created friendships, kept family members connected and even introduced them to their significant other.

Gears of War: Retrospective – The First Ten Years is set for release on July 16th, 2019. It’s currently available for pre-order.

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