The Gears of War game franchise entered our lives on November 2006 with the release of the first Gears of War in 2006 for the Xbox 360. Since then, the Gears of War franchise ranked as one of the best franchises, alongside other famed series such as Halo.
Gears of War entered the 8th generation with Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One in 2016, ten years after its premiere. In the 13 years since its inception, the Gears of War Universe has expanded its extended universe across different adaptations such as board games, books, comic books, and an eventual film.
A Gears of War panel with developers behind the extended universe showcased at San Diego Comic Con 2019 with interesting additions to their already vast extended universe.
Before we begin the incredible history of Gears of War, ensure you’ve already read our highlight reels for Comic-Con 2019 in its entirety!
Gears of Wars: Ascendance
While Gears of War fans need to wait for the next installment of their main series, fans can satisfy their need for a good story with a book by New York Times bestselling author, Jason M. Hough. The book takes place after the events of Gears of War 4 and acts as a decent bridge to Gears 5 for those who want to expand on their Gears lore.
Gears of War: Retrospective
Gears of War: Retrospective covers the past decade of of the Gears franchise. For those who really want to brush up and study their Gears of War extended universe. The book covers previously unreleased concept art, commentary, interviews, and other details that can only be found in this book. If you’re a self-proclaimed Gears of War junkie, then you’ll want to add this to your collection of Gears games, books, toys, and other merchandise.
Gears follows the successful recipe of creating a universe expanding on its original game to cultivate a successful franchise. These additions from the San Diego Comic Con expand on the Gears of War lore while we wait patiently for Gears 5. They are well-worth the wait!
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