For the unaware, this is in fact the second time that Gears of War has come to PC, which debuted alongside the Xbox 360 version. Fast forward almost ten years for a remastered version, dubbed the “Ultimate Edition” which came out for Xbox One, and now for PC on Windows 10. While not much has changed, the visual options and fidelity are what set this version apart from its console companion. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 is more than just a port to PC, it’s a statement about presenting emerging technology and proving that you can go home again.
Gears of War on the Xbox 360 was more than just a game, it was a cornerstone that made the Xbox 360 a console worth owning as well as set the bar for cover-based shooting, elimination-style multiplayer, and one of the best co-op experiences to have. This can also be said about Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. The gritty and horror-themed game remains the same, as a ragtag group of soldiers (that end up friends) within Delta Squad are of a dwindling military doing whatever is necessary to wipe out a spreading invasion from the subterranean dwellers that have come to the surface known as the Locust, and save their planet of Sera. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition stumbles in a few places, but mostly is a smooth ride down memory lane.
We’re heading into an exciting week at gamescom and kicked if off by announcing that that all fans who purchase “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition”, or the “Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” Bundle, will be able to unlock the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
Today, during a jam-packed panel event at San Diego Comic-Con hosted by acclaimed voice actor John DiMaggio, the voice of beloved Delta squad leader Marcus Fenix, Xbox and The Coalition shared insights on the development of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the stunningly remastered and modernized version of the shooter that defined the first generation of HD gaming. The team also debuted a behind-the-scenes look at how they recreated some of the most iconic cinematics in the game.