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Gears of War 5, Rage 2 and Just Cause 4 revealed in ‘substantial E3 leak’

Fans have been warned that some of the listings may be fake rumours

A list of unannounced video games has been placed on the website of the US retail giant Walmart, weeks before the titles are due to make their debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Las Vegas in June. 

Among the games leaked on the site yesterday evening are Gears of War 5, Just Cause 4, Rage 2 and a new entry into the Assassin’s Creed series. 

BGR has described the leak as “one of the most substantial E3 leaks of all time” and says that most of the games featured “haven’t even been hinted at by their developers.”

Walmart appears to have taken down the listing for the leaked games, but ID Software, the producers of a first-person shooter called Rage, has taken the leak as an opportunity to confirm that a sequel is in works.

The developers have posted an image of the listing for Rage 2 on their Twitter page, joking that the font and cover art are wrong. 

Although an official announcement for Rage 2 appears to be imminent, the Daily Express says that fans should take the listing with “a big pinch of salt”.

This is because fake rumours often appear in the run-up to the E3 games show, the newspaper says. 

Some of the titles outed in the leak “look inaccurate”, says Polygon. These include a premature listing for Forza Horizon 5. The most recent entry in the series is Forza Horizon 3 which came out in 2016. 

Fans will have to wait until the E3 games show next month to see which leaked titles will be announced.

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