On September 10, Gears 5, another installment of Microsoft's popular series of shooters, debuted on PC and Xbox One. As it turns out, the game has become a huge commercial success and scored the best launch of all the titles of the American giant published for this generation of consoles. It has twice outperformed Gears of War 4 in terms of popularity in the first week since its release, attracting more than three million players.
Interest in Gears 5 was so great that it broke Fortnite's long dominance as themost frequently played production on Xbox One. At the same time, Gears 5 has become the most popular title created by Microsoft since Halo 4's release on Xbox 360 in 2012.
Gears 5 received very positive reviews - the average rating for the PC version on Metacritic is now 83%. Anyone with an active Xbox Game Pass subscription can play the game.