The official Twitter account of the Gears of War saga has recently published a new teaser image, which immediately prompted fans to hope for the arrival of a remastered version of Gears of War 2.
Much more likely, however, the image should be associated with the new content from Operation 6 of Gears 5, the game’s Season 6. However, the teaser recalls what has already been done with the Ultimate Edition of the first Gears of War, which had updated and modernized the title, bringing it also to PC.
The image shows the hand of an unidentified character holding some COG tags. The tweet does not provide any description, a lack that has ignited the various fan theories even more.
In fact, they immediately noticed a similarity of the image with the cover of the old title for Xbox 360, which portrayed the protagonist Marcus Fenix holding COG plates in his hands. The images are however different in style, although the pose strongly recalls them, making it inevitable the birth of speculations on a possible return of the second chapter of the saga.
We LOVE the enthusiasm…but we are all #Gears5 up over here. 💪
— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) February 23, 2021
According to some insiders, The Coalition would have big plans for the future of Gears and in addition to Gears 6, there would also be other titles in development for the next few years. However, it should be noted, the sources speak mainly of spin-offs, and there is no official statement that suggests the arrival of Gears of War 2 Remastered. Indeed, the comments from the same software house under the post immediately dampened any enthusiasm.
However, fans are clamoring for the return of the first chapters in a modernized guise for quite some time: in 2018 a trailer for Gears of War 2 Definitive Edition was even leaked on the web, then removed without any explanation. Not only that, before the arrival of the next Gears 6, The Coalition is inserting some contents of the old chapters in Gears 5, and since Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 are not yet released on PC, the news of their possible return wouldn’t be that unlikely.