GEAR­ING FOR WAR

Mi­crosoft An­nounced Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ul­ti­mate Edi­tion at E3 2015

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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.

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