Published by Microsoft Studios, the award-winning and billion-dollar “Gears of War” franchise has redefined the third-person shooter genre. Launched to critical acclaim in 2006, the franchise has inspired a full line of toys and collectibles, apparel, graphic novels and a book series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss.
Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the “Gears of War” series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery and survival.
Get ready as a new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.
“Gears of War 4” returns the franchise to the dark tone and intensity of the original and includes split-screen and online co-op, the next generation of five-player favorite, Horde Mode, 60 frames-per-second Versus multiplayer, and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Available worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title (both versions included with single digital purchase, at no additional cost) on Oct. 11, 2016. With Cross Play functionality, Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers can play together in cooperative modes like Campaign, Horde and Co-Op Versus. More information can be found at http://www.gearsofwar.com.
As if that wasn’t enough good news, Microsoft have revealed that a new Elite Controller is coming too. Crush the competition with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Limited Edition, featuring a gritty, battle-weathered design, an arsenal of swappable components, Hair Trigger Locks, an exclusive in-game item, and three Gear Packs. We think you’ll agree that this gnarly looking brute complements any Xbox One console and fans of the game will tripping over themselves to get their hands on this awesome looking controller. Have a look.
Plenty to whet your appetite right there.