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E3 2019: Gears of War 5 coming Sept. 10

Video game will feature a new multiplayer mode called Escape.

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Gears of War 5 Escape mode shown at E3 2019. 

Gears of War 5's time in the spotlight at E3 2019 Microsoft press conference on Sunday was kept pretty simple in comparison to last year. It'll release on Sept. 10 with a new multiplayer mode called Escape.

Rod Ferguson, head of The Coalition, made the Gears 5 September release date as well as give a roadmap of what's being shown prior to the release date. Fans of the game who purchase the ultimate edition or have the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can play the game four days earlier. 

On July 17, there will be a Versus multiplayer tech that will have a new competitive mode called Arcade. Then in August, Gears 5's Horde mode will be demoed.

However, for the press conference, a mode called Escape was focused on. Three players team up as Hivebusters who infiltrate a hive, plant a bomb and make it out alive.  

At the end of demo, there was a teaser for a crossover between Gears of War 5 and Terminator: Dark Fate, which comes out in theaters on Nov. 1.  

The movie tie-in will feature of Terminator:  Dark Fate character pack for Gears 5 that is available to those who pre-ordered the game or have Xbox Game Pass

Originally published on June 9.
Update, 3:44 p.m. PT: Adds background info.