Branching the franchise out in new directions is part of a greater overhaul - for instance, the games have been rebranded as Gears (dropping Of War in perpetuity). The game is now in development by The Coalition and was announced with a story-centric reveal trailer.
"Gears Tactics is the true Gears of War PC experience that our fans have been asking for". Unlike XCOM, however, Gears Tactics will also include massive boss battles on a large scale.
More news will be shared on both titles later on, but they'll be coming to iOS and Android. The latest entry in the main Gears of War series will follow Kait Diaz as she attempts to solve the mystery of the medallion she received at the end of Gears of War 4. This implied that Kait might be part Locust herself, and the new Gears 5 announcement trailer sends her off on a quest to find answers.
In Gears of War 5, players will take the role of Kait, journey across the biggest, most lovely Gears world ever created.