New Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Video Showcases how the Original Game Evolved for a New Generation

Microsoft has released a new featurette video for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, in which developer The Coalition taps into the nostalgia and feel of the original, while bringing over the best elements from later games. Leaving the fundamentals intact, the team surgically blended gameplay and game mode elements to give players the kind of experience they expect from modern gameplay. Coming August 25, 2015.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition brings the classic cover shooter to a new generation

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will make use of DX12 for improved performance and graphical fidelity

Being an exclusive Windows 10 release, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will of course make use of DirectX 12 for improved performance and graphical fidelity, which will be especially beneficial when aiming to play at 4K at 60 frames per second and higher. For more on that, we spoke to Rod Fergusson, studio manager of The Coalition, Microsoft’s new Gears of War development studio.


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.

  • Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround
  • 90 mins of new campaign content from the original PC game
  • New Xbox Live achievements (1,250 Gamerscore)
  • Concept art gallery and unlockable comics
  • Modernized Multiplayer featuring:
  • 60 frames per second
  • Dedicated servers
  • Skill-based matchmaking
  • New game types - Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill (Gears of War 3 style), and new 2v2 Gnasher Execution
  • Total of 19 maps, including all DLC and PC-exclusive maps
  • 17 unlockable Gears of War 3 characters for Multiplayer progression
  • More Match customization including Actives, Respawn Time, Self-revive and Weapon Respawn
  • Modernized gameplay with smoother movement and updated controls:
  • Alternate Controls and all new Tournament Controls
  • All controls tuned for Xbox One
  • Adding the Gears of War 3 features you love: Enemy Spotting,
  • Multiplayer Tac-Com, Improved sensitivity customization

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.

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