I had thought that Gears 3 was gonna be the end of it, seeing as they killed off the locust threat presumably once and for all
Then came out Judgement with... mixed feedback. I liked it well enough. but a majority of the Gears community seem to despise it's existence. Personally I didn't really understand why, I actually gave the game some variety in game modes, including a Free for all game type which since hasn't made a return
Survival was a good idea, with the engineer class having a repair tool which would've been sooo useful to have in Gears 3 Horde mode.
Then came the HD remaster of the first game with Gears of War Ultimate Edition came with the announcement of Gears 4
FunFact about Gow:UE I actually was lucky enough to aid The Completionist in completing some of the multiplayer Achievements
even getting a shout out in the Episode
As for Gears 4... well i have mixed feelings, the Campaign was pretty good, I haven't gone into Multiplayer yet but I assume it's not much different then the Beta.
Horde 3.0, hoo boy. I have a feeling this iteration of it won't last, the Skills and class system are a fine addition, and help the formula. but the communist style group money system is terrible, and doesn't encourage playing with Randoms.
Other then that it feels like the franchise is just getting milked.
Endgame spoiler here