GEARING FOR WAR
Microsoft Announced Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at E3 2015
Microsoft definitely has big shoes to fill with Gears of War 4, especially after acquiring the
Gears of War franchise from its former owner, Epic Games, about a year and a half ago.
Fast forward a year and a half later, and we have Microsoft showcasing the first gameplay demo of Gears of War 4 at E3 2015. Interestingly, Gears of War 4 doesn’t seem to be following through on series protagonist Marcus Fenix’s story – as the gameplay trailer features a new male and female character, as well as aliens that look nothing like the Locusts from previous games. Nevertheless, at least the series’ mainstay weapons such as the Snub pistol, Gnasher shotgun and the Lancer assault rifle have been retained in Gears of War 4 .
Gears of War 4 will be released sometime during the 2016 holiday season but in the meantime, you can always set your sights on Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which will be arriving on the Xbox One very soon – like August 25 soon. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is essentially the first Gears of
War game but with a complete visual overhaul to bring about 1080p graphics, as well as 60 fps gameplay. According to gaming news site Polygon, other graphical enhancements include improved lighting effects, as well as increased texture quality. Nothing has been changed in the storyline department; the game still revolves around the Delta Squad troops trying to save mankind from the Locust Horde on planet Sera.
The good news is, if you can’t wait for Gears of War: Ultimate
Edition to be officially launched on August 25, you can opt to have a little taste of it through its public beta version that is currently available on the Xbox One.