YouTuber Candyland released a video comparison, showcasing the visual differences between the original Gears of War and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which can be viewed below:
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will support DX12 for enhanced performance and visual fidelity
Being an exclusive Windows 10 release, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will make use of DirectX 12 to improve performance and graphical fidelity, ideal for playing at 4K with high frame-rates.
The story of “Gears of War” thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.
In an interview with OXM, The Coalition’s studio head Rod Fergusson states:
“The fundamentals of Gears haven’t changed. All the metrics and mechanics are the same. What Epic created initially has endured over ten plus years. There’s a magic there in what they created, so it wasn’t a lot of work on our part to make it better. It was more about finding rough edges and filing them off. There were things Gears of War didn’t originally do because they didn’t have time or they didn’t have the resources.”
Fergusson went on to highlight how The Coalition’s team discovered what improvements needed to be made by inviting pro players to test the build.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will release for the Xbox One on August 25, 2015, with the PC release to follow at a later date. We will bring you any new information on Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and any other Gears related news as soon as it becomes available.