Microsoft has announced that the latest entry in its cover-based third-person shooter series, Gears of War 4 has a release date. It launches worldwide on October 11 this year.
"Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of an epic new saga for one of gaming's most celebrated franchises, as a new band of heroes rises to confront a fearsome new threat. Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4," wrote Adam Fletcher, Director of Community for the game's developer The Coalition on the official Xbox website.
What's interesting is that the post has no mention of platforms, further leading credence to the rumours of a possible Windows 10 PC launch much like Quantum Break. Although non-Xbox One owning gamers would hope its a better PC port than Quantum Break or Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, both of which have been poorly received by the PC gaming community. We won't be surprised to see a Gears of War 4 Windows 10 PC announcement at E3 2016.
However Fletcher does mention the dates on which you can play the Gears of War 4 beta.
"Beginning on April 18, fans who've played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will be able to join the beta on Xbox One, which will expand to all Xbox Live Gold members on April 25," the post continues.
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