With plenty of Gears 5 news from Gamescom today, many are excited to once more dive into this hit franchise. If you can’t wait for its launch on September 9th, 2019, Gears POP! might be a good way to bide your time. Best of all, it’s coming this Thursday.

Today at Gamescom, Microsoft announced the release date for Gears POP! It’s set to launch on Android and iPhone devices as well as Windows 10 this week on August 22nd, 2019. This is a free-to-play title featuring Funko POP! toy versions of notable Gears characters. Additionally, Microsoft announces that Gears POP! supports cross-platform saves. This means that you can jump from phone to PC and retain all the progress you’ve made.

For those who don’t know, Funko POP! a popular figurine line that adapts various video games, movies, TV shows, and more into cute toys. It’s certainly a departure from Gears of War‘s gritty gorefest, but the developers found a way to make it into a game. Gears POP! is a multiplayer game with real-time strategy elements. It has top-down gameplay and utilizes cover like from the mainline series. Players collect different Gears characters to achieve victory.

In other Gears news, the upcoming Gears 5 clutches a Steam release, launching on September 9th, 2019 along with the Microsoft Store and Xbox One. This isn’t the first time that Gears appeared on Steam, but it’s something different to see a brand new, AAA Xbox title launching on Steam, with crossplay.

Although these two Gears titles are launching this year, we still do not have a release date or any more information on when Gears Tactics will release, despite this being the “Year of Gears.” For now, check out Gears POP! in the next couple of days, which launches this Thursday on August 22nd, 2019.


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Perhaps out of mere curiosity I’ll pick up Gears POP!, if anything for it being a totally ridiculous concept. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when I think of POP! figures I certainly don’t say, “ah yes, Gears of War is perfect for this.” I do admit that I have some fondness for these figures, as it is a guilty pleasure of mine.

Are you going to play Gears POP! on launch? Let us know in the comments below!


Austin Suther

I love to write, and I love to game. So, I've combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!



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