There might not be a Marcus Fenix Collection in the works, but apparently a remastered version of Gears of War for Xbox One is coming, according to a report from Polygon.
Undisclosed sources apparently showed Polygon stills from a visually updated opening cinematic, handled by animation studio Plastic Wax, indicative of what all in-game and cinematic cutscenes will look like (read: updated from the nearly decade-old original).
In the past, Black Tusk Studios—who were handed the keys to the Gears of War kingdom last year—stressed they had no plans for a Marcus Fenix Collection, but studio head Rod Fergusson did mention “other exciting Gears projects.” Keyword being projects, plural, as in more than just an Xbox One continuation of the Gears of War series (known to be in development).
This is all purely guesswork, of course, but I’d wager Microsoft wants a Gears remaster to serve as a buffer for the new Gears of War much like the Halo anniversary releases juggled the off-years between Halo 4 and the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. If so, we might see the Gears remaster next year, in time for its 10th anniversary (the new Gears is 2017 at best, I’m betting).