Gears 5 is one of the many games that we got to see at this year’s E3. The game seemed quite similar to the past ones for the most part (gameplay-wise, that is) but there was one thing which immediately stood out, the Skiff. We will be laying down everything we know about the Skiff today so that you can begin to anticipate how that might end up impacting the gameplay of Gears 5.
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What is Gears 5 Skiff?
Before we go ahead and tell you what the Skiff is in Gears 5, one interesting detail which is basically confirmed by the existence of Skiff is the fact that the game will now be an open-world shooter.
This means that you will be able to travel through the entire game and the entire focus of the campaign will shift from being one of linear progression to being like Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Let us go ahead and see what the Skiff allows you to do when playing Gears 5.
What is the Purpose of the Skiff?
The main purpose of the Skiff is to aid you in exploring the world. We see that it is a wind-powered device if we look at the trailer for the game. It can be used to avoid places that have storms or winds bellowing and we see that it is used to avoid a frozen lake in the trailer.
One interesting tidbit about the device is the fact that it is not something that will only be used sparingly. Rather, it will be an integral part of the campaign and you will be able to use it to traverse a fair portion of the world that is present in the game.
The developers are planning to make the game’s world bigger than any game in the series that came before it which may mean that we need to travel a fair amount. For that reason, the inclusion of the Skiff in the game is very logical.
The developers have confirmed that you will be able to use it in a lot of environments including the tundra as well as the desert, so it will be interesting to see how this wind-powered device ends up playing out.
That is all we have for how the inclusion of skiff will change Gears 5. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!