During Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, they showed off the fifth main entry in the Gears of War franchise. The trailer ended with just the text Gears 5, but that hasn't stopped most of us from calling it Gears of War 5. However, the new shortened name is apparently the one that will appear on game boxes, and be the official name of the game. Yep, Gears of War 5 will just say Gears 5 on the box.
“Gears of War” is still the franchise name but now that we’re doing a family of products it made more sense to shorten the titles down - Gears Pop, Gears Tactics & Gears 5. Plus we always just call it Gears anyway so it feels good to simplify.
— Rod Fergusson (@GearsViking) June 21, 2018
Seems saying the "of War" bit every time was a bit of a mouthful. Fergusson does have a point, we're probably all just going to call it Gears 5 anyway, so why fight it? I for one am looking forward to the next entry in the Call series.