How Xbox's big Game Pass gamble could shape the future of the gaming industry

| September 5, 2019

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Over the next week, Microsoft will release a new Gears of War game. The advent of Gears 5 is not exactly a shock in and of itself. The muscular sci-fi shooter is a 30m selling franchise that has made its creators over $1bn in revenue and partly drove the success of the Xbox 360 console. It has inspired a slew of comic books and novels. A sequel in the sequel-loving video game industry? Who would have thought it. But Gears 5 carries a significant weight on its broad shoulders. While it may be appearing at the tail end of the Xbox One console’s life-cycle.

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