Released: 2019 — API: DirectX 12 — Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Gears 5 is the latest entry to the action franchise that practically made the Xbox. A third-person shooter with certain FPS elements, Gears 5 follows the events of Gears of War 4 with Kait Diaz taking center stage. This mysterious outsider is connected to the evil Locust Horde and must uncover dark secrets about the faction and her own origins. The main Gears characters JD, Walker, and Marcus make a return as playable characters or NPCs in parts of the campaign that are cooperative. Gears 5 adds new gameplay modes such as Escape (essentially last-man standing coop), besides Horde and Versus.
Based on Unreal Engine 4, Gears 5 takes advantage of DirectX 12 and can be heavily taxing on the machine. We used DirectX 12 mode with async compute enabled.