Microsoft finally announced the release date of Gears of War 4 a couple of days ago. Kait, JD, and Del will step up to the next big challenge on October 11 and exclusively on the Xbox One. Microsoft will try to make up for the bad impression of the Windows 10 version with the new game, so we’re looking forward to hearing from critics and players alike.
While we wait for the full game to be released, Microsoft will kick off the multiplayer beta for players to test it out. The beta will begin on April 18 and will be available to all players who played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10. The beta version will also be available for all members of Xbox Live Gold starting from April 25.
Previous Gears of War installments (with the exception of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10) saw solid success among fans, so Microsoft decided to stick to the old recipe. Namely, the new game will have similar gameplay elements as previous ones in addition to being powered by Unreal Engine 4.
“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.”
Gears of War 4 is set 25 years after Gears of War 3, and its main characters will be Marcus Fenix’s son, JD Fenix, and two other characters: Kait and Del. The entire game takes place over the course of just 24 hours.
Gears of War 4 as brutal as always
In adddition to revealing its official release date, Microsoft also released the first official Gears of War 4 trailer. The trailer premiered during Fear the Walking Dead’s season two premiere last night, and features a series of flashbacks of the main protagonist, JD Fenix. Check out the first official trailer below:
The Gears of War franchise is infamous for its explicit content and high amount of blood, gore, and violence. So, Rod Fergusson, head of Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition, said that the game will feature a gore and explicit language filter.
“One of the things I got was a person playing and there’s a kid in the room. It wasn’t that the kid was playing, just walking by and daddy was playing the game or mommy is and the here’s, you know, ‘motherf**ker, oh damn.’ We tend to be a hypocritical lot for language and sex and violence. I’m 100 percent that way.”
If you’re a fan of the franchise, make sure to sign up for the open beta when it gets released. We hope that Microsoft will keep doing a good job when it comes to releasing major Gears of War titles and that this game will be as successful as the previous one.
You can also let us know about your expectations for the game in the comments below!