Microsoft and The Coalition, at the eve of Gamescom 2015, announced that all the gamers who buy the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, will also be able to play the entire Xbox 360 game collection using the console's backward compatibility feature.
The company further explained that by playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live from August 25 till December 31, users would also have access to Xbox 360 Gears of War Collection - namely Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment - in Backward Compatibility when it launches this fall.
(Also see: Xbox Backward Compatibility)
Microsoft, on its Xbox Wire blog post, reiterated that users would see a remastered original video game with 'stunning' next-gen graphics in the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. The game also includes rebuilt cinematics and modernized gameplay. "And don't forget the new maps, modes and missions, early access to the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta, new Achievements, improved haptic feedback and an additional difficulty level - it's a must-have for every Gears fan and part of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history," said the blog post.
Furthermore, Microsoft says that all Gears of War titles will be supported by Backward Compatibility when it launches this fall. This means if gamers have purchased any of the titles on Xbox 360, they can also play the title on Xbox One as well. Previously-saved files, game add-ons, achievements and play with friends, all will stay with user's Xbox Live account.
For those in the Xbox One Preview programme, Microsoft has made the Gears of War first title already available in backward compatibility.