Microsoft has never lost confidence in Gears of War 4, despite the fact that its videogame is not the most popular first-person shooter. They are trailing both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty, yet the videogame developers and publishers continue to support the community. As a result, this season they hosted yet another championship, which concluded with the regional finals on November 12. Ghost, eUnited and OpTic were the last teams standing and they gave the fans something worth watching.
The Future is Uncertain for Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 still has plenty of active players, but it is really struggling to stay relevant in the eSports industry. The entire season has a guaranteed prize pool of just $2 million, which seems like a lot of money but pales in comparison to what others are offering. The entire first-person shooters industry is reeling tries to keep up with the horrid tempo imposed by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Microsoft has announced its intention not to give up on its flagship FPS, but the future doesn’t look too rosy.
Gears of War has been right from the start a breath of fresh air because of the third person perspective. Unfortunately for the fans who were hoping for more professional players jumping on the bandwagon, traditional FPS games are still preferred. The development team commonly referred to as The Coalition decided not to remove the game exploits identified. Instead, they were made public, so professional players were provided with the perfect incentive to think outside the box and the metagame grew.