THE EXCLUSIVE GETTING SOME LOVE
Unsurprisingly enough, Fortnite has reigned as the most played game on the Xbox Live tier lists for the past few months, as titles struggle to shove it to the side. That all changes with the release of the highly awaited Xbox exclusive in the form of Gears 5 – which is now the new, most-played title on Xbox Live.
What may have assisted the title is the incredible amount of streaming coverage it’s currently gaining in its opening week. Following the early access release on the 5th of September, exclusively for fans dedicated enough to buy the Ultimate Edition, the title was released for the general public on the main release date of September 10th. As of late, Xbox users have certainly been thirsting for a new Xbox exclusive, as the upcoming Halo is nowhere to be found just yet – the new Gears title seems to scratch that itch.
The shooter packs nostalgic gameplay together with new driving mechanics to keep it fresh. Xbox is now making the most of the strong release by using it to spearhead the Xbox Game Pass – available on PC and Console, Gears 5 will be one of the many titles users will have the right to play.
The then-impending release of Gears 5 was actually one of our Top 5 takeaways from Gamescom this year, as we elaborated in an article here. The trailer has been followed up with the above launch trailer which I highly recommend. According to Microsoft, it’s the ‘biggest Gears yet’.
As of right now, the title is certainly garnering some attention – it’s currently in the running to be our Game of the Week at this rate. Xbox users can go ahead and enjoy this, while Playstation users keep looking at the time as they await the PS5 with all the impending exclusives to come with it – good things come to those who wait, they say.
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