The series moved over to a new studio known as The Coalition where they have put out two new mainline games and it's expected there will be a sixth game in the coming years. With that said, Bleszinski hasn't worked on a Gears game since Gears of War 3. He was busy working on other projects both in and out of gaming. He has made it clear that if Microsoft wanted to bring him back for consultation work, he would do it. He has ideas for the Gears of War series and believes it needs a soft-reboot in the vein of God of War, something that seemingly tonally and spiritually reinvents it while keeping the story going. With that said, after receiving tons of questions about the games from fans for years, Bleszinski has authored a statement urging fans to let him move on. He noted that he respects that Gears is a big piece of his legacy and is still down to consult, he believes it is "time to move on" and wants to be recognized for his other works, such as his new comic book series Scrapper.
A statement. pic.twitter.com/Hvpq9IsQW2— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) January 27, 2024
Of course, it doesn't seem like Bleszinski is asking fans to forget that he ever worked on Gears or to never talk about it again, but it does probably get annoying to be asked to return to a series that one left behind over a decade ago. Whether Cliff Bleszinski ever gets the call to return to Gears of War remains to be seen, but at the moment, he is focused on a number of other passions and creative opportunities.
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