Gears of War Summary
Xbox head Phil Spencer has announced that the PC release for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be arriving after the Xbox One launch, which isn't that surprising. The Ultimate bundle will be arriving on console August 25th.
The PC version was announced at E3 2015 but carried no date. It is a remaster of the original Gears of War game from 2006, and includes 4K support, superior visuals and five missions cut from the original.
Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski hopes his "defining legacy" won't just be that series where you're "shooting f*cking lizard-men in the f*cking face with a f*cking chainsaw gun," admitting it wasn't his true vision.
Bleszinski also remarks that the 'old guard' of E3 reveals and a cover on magazines "is dead," because YouTube and the like let you and fans get a far greater message across.
While Microsoft's Games for Windows Live client is in its death rows there are many futures left uncertain, like all those GFWL infested games still out there. What becomes of them once the beast is slain?
A list has been compiled by Joystiq on what's happening with various titles by publishers and studios. The future is bright for some, not so blinding for others.
It has been confirmed that Microsoft and Epic have included a digitally redeemable copy of the original Gears of War for Xbox 360 in every of Gears of War: Judgment while "launch quantities" last.
Once the launch stock sells out then the offer is no more. Ratings restrictions in Germany prevent the Games on Demand treat bringing joy to the Fatherland. Microsoft releases a new trailer.
Microsoft has announced the Gears of War franchise has surpassed 19 million lifetime sales. The original game was released on PC and Xbox 360, while the sequels were exclusive to the 360.