Remasters are this generation’s cash cow and it appears that won’t be stopping any time soon, as it is now rumoured that Splash Damage has been tasked with remastering the original Gears Of War for the Xbox One. Apparently Polygon has seen some multiplayer screens of the game, which is said to be running at 60fps. Gears Of War would be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, so a release could be one way to mark that. Then again a boxset similar to the Master Chief Collection could be even more of a hit.
With Halo 5: Guardians out of the way Microsoft would need a big exclusive IP for 2016 to get people excited, and if it is a known IP with a really good multiplayer attached to it then that is even better. Of course this is all rumour at the moment, and we know Black Tusk is handling the Gears IP after Microsoft bought the license from Epic last year. If this is the path Microsoft is taking we could see Gears Remaster in 2016, with a new Gears game releasing in 2017.