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Gears of War Slices Its Way Onto Xbox One This Fall

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Coliation showed off the world premiere demo for Gears of War 4 at the Microsoft E3 briefing in Los Angeles. Fans of the series will be right at home with the return of the series trademark behind cover gameplay, with some new additions of course – we saw one weapon in particular that looked to be straight out of Unreal Tournament, similar to the ripper it launched devastating blade projectiles at the enemy,

A female protagonist is front and center in this demonstration – from what we know of her story-line she will be attempting to find her mother. The trailer ends with her facing the camera and promising that she will “Burn their fucking hives to the ground”.

Gears of War 4 will be out this Fall for Xbox One & Windows 10 PC.




Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition Includes Early Access

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Gears of War 4 beta is in full swing until the end of this week but Microsoft has already flipped the switch on pre-orders for the Ultimate Edition edition of the game which includes a week of early access to the title when it ships later this year. Originally spotted on the New Zealand Xbox One digital store the game’s description dishes out additional details – it’s not just the early access that might be of interest to potential buyers.

According to the store listing by purchasing the Ultimate Edition of Gears of War 4 players are guaranteeing that they will have access to “one year of maps”. This of course implies that extra content for Gears 4 will not be provided for free, like Halo 5’s but will rather be tied to some sort of Season’s Pass. This Season’s Pass will give owners access to 24 maps in custom games & private server meaning that those playing pre-configured playlists will be at the whim of that week’s selection of maps, but presumably all maps will make their way in and out of rotation.

Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition had a price point of $149.99 NZD which roughly translates to $99.99 USD based on current exchange rates. We will bring you more information on Gears 4: Ultimate Edition as it becomes available.




Studio Head: Gears of War 4 Will Run At 60 FPS

Posted on February 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Upcoming Xbox One exclusive Gears of War 4 will run at 60 frames per second says The Coalition studio head, Rod Fergusson.  According to an article in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine UK, Fergusson says that the dev team is aiming to duplicate the essence of older Gears titles, which should please long-time fans.

In regards to the framerate here is what he had to say:

“Delivering [with Ultimate Edition] the first 60fps multiplayer experience in franchise history really taught us a lot about what it means to have a 60fps culture on the team and we’re leveraging that experience for Gears of War 4.”

Last year’s Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was the first entry in the franchise to allow players to compete against each other at a full 60 FPS online. Other titles from last year – namely Halo 5 and Forza Motorsport 6 both ran at 60 FPS as well.

The first gameplay footage of Gears of War 4 debuted at E3 2015. You can view it below:

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