Gears of War 4 gameplay trailer introduces the Deebees

IGN has posted a new Gears of War 4 gameplay video showcasing eight minutes of campaign footage, complete with new weapons, Old Man Marcus, and a new enemy faction called the Deebees. 

Why are they named Deebees? Maybe it's some obvious acronym pun I'm missing out on, or maybe it's their tight, three-part harmonies; some Gears of War forumites have theorized that they're the work of Damon Baird, the COG soldier with a talent for building things and annoying people who appeared in the original Gears and the prequel, Gears of War: Judgment.   

Whatever the reason, it's clear that they are robots of some sort, and they have a beef with Young Mister Fenix and his pals. Precisely why is a mystery, and it's fair to say that not everyone in the YouTube comments is pleased with the addition of monstrous mechanical menaces. But there is shooting—much shooting—and all the light-hearted, fun father-and-son banter you'd expect from a Gears game. 

Gears of War 4 comes out on October 10.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.