Gears of War 4 Release Date Confirmed, Box Art Revealed

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Gears of War 4 will launch worldwide for Xbox One on October 11, developer The Coalition has announced. Community director Adam Fletcher said the reveal was part of "a chain of upcoming revelations about what's in store for JD Fenix and the next generation of Gears heroes."

Gears of War 4's story follows Marcus Fenix's son and two other new characters. It takes place over the span of 24 hours. The Coalition has said that the game will draw inspiration from the first game in the series when it comes to tone.

"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's multiplayer beta on Xbox One is scheduled to start on April 18. To be part of this, you'll need to play Gears of War Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or PC by April 11. Beta tokens will begin to be sent out on April 18, though Microsoft didn't say who will get codes first or how long it may take for all codes to go out. After the "early access" period ends on April 24, all Xbox Live Gold members can play through May 1.

In an interview with EW, the official Gears of War 4 box art for the game was also released.

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angrycreep

Love the first 3 Gears Of War. I'm hoping that The Coalition don't kill part 4. Box art looks Ok. Microsoft you trying to get people to play game with windows so let's do this one for the PC as well and why not do a simultaneous release for PC and Xbox ONe.

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LouiXIII

Sweet!!! When is it coming out for PC? lol

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FreeRyu

@louixiii: Says its an Xbox One exclusive but we know how that goes. Gears and Halo sells consoles though. Forza didn't make the cut so it partially went to PC lol.

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Legend002

Game takes place within a 24 hour span? 2-3 hour campaign confirmed.

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electronic_eye

Hmm. Unimpressed with the box art. Pretty cheesy imho.

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Dcyple3000

so no resolution info. Hmmm makes wonder if its low since they re not saying anything

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Mogan

@Dcyple3000: It comes out in October. I doubt they've even got locked down numbers for that yet.

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huddle1

@Dcyple3000: so? Why even worry about resolution unless you don't buy a game because resolution sucks. And if that is the case, you sir or ma'am are missing out on some great games.

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Dcyple3000

@huddle1: i wanna know if i should by this on pc. i believe it will be on pc and i want the best version possible for the $$ i spend on games.

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Pr0ving4Gr0undz

@Dcyple3000: I remember hearing 1080p 30 fps for campaign and 1080p 60 fps for mulitplayer. just like ultimate

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Rihoko_Inverse

@Dcyple3000: Yea. This gen is all bout the Resolution & FPS!! NOT THE GAMES!!!!

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Ixilion

Great news, I hope I can finish FFXV before I jump into this game. The cover looks pretty awesome (other than the "baby seat")!

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Wretch1d

@ixilion: Destroying monsters by firing rocket strapped babies into the fray........seriously though what is that, id say its the saw launcher

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Flames325

Just pre ordered it can't wait for Gears of War my favorite franchise of all time

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darksouls

@flames325: It's one of my favorite franchises as well! I don't know if I will pre-order it yet because I've been disappointed a lot lately after doing so (Fallout 4 and Halo 5) but it's definitely on my watch list!

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BobaFettHatesU

@flames325: that surprises no one.

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Flames325

@bobafetthatesu: I could give a rats ass if it surprises a damn sony fanboy or not

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Warlord_Irochi

@bobafetthatesu: Do you write any comment other than insults to people here? Is that all you do?

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HCGamingDad

Awesome cannot wait! Amazing series! PS folks can troll the hell out of us, but I am telling you Gears, Ryse, Halo, Sunset Overdrive and Tomb Raider are all straight up great games, and there are more on the way.

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GoodGamesGuy

@hcgamingdad: Ryse was terrible and Tomb Raider will be on PS4 this year...

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Flames325

@goodgamesguy: Ryse was amazing still not a PS4 game that can touch the graphics of Ryse on the XOne.Hell it was a launch title from 2013 it also sold very well 1.5 million copys

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GoodGamesGuy

@flames325: Hahahahaha, The Order was a bad game and even that looked better and was better than Ryse. You're delusional.

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FreeRyu

@goodgamesguy: U played Ryse on PC?

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GoodGamesGuy

@freeryu: So it looks great when it's played on a PC not the 1? The game is bad, either way you put it.

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FreeRyu

@goodgamesguy: What did you play it on?

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JoshRMeyer

@hcgamingdad: I believe you except for ryse. Never played it, but why so many bad reviews of that game? A pretty game for sure though.

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HCGamingDad

@joshrmeyer: The reviews kept me away. I picked it up a month back for $15 and enjoyed the heck out of it. Great story driven campaign and addictive combat. Still looks good, but there are better looking games by far.

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Flames325

@joshrmeyer: Ryse was awesome still my favorite next gen game besides Titanfall

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GoodGamesGuy

@flames325: hahahaha

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bledsoe45sbc

hope this means Sea of Thieves for November

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andfx8

It's a Dom - Odell Beckham hybrid

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WilsonDiabetes

My niggler, my niggler.

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BobaFettHatesU

Too bad PlayStation VR is coming out in October.

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Flames325

@bobafetthatesu: That flop will have nothing to do with Gears of War 4 selling millions of copy's

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DaVillain-

@bobafetthatesu: Meh Oculus Rift will be better anyways. I ain't paying low ass budget VR tech.

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Mogan

@davillain-: Weeell, we'll see what kind of games Oculus and Vive have by then.

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FreeRyu

@bobafetthatesu: If you are getting PSVR you most likely already have a PS4. 800 bucks is a lot to spends for someone that doesn't have a console yet.

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mariokart64fan

@FreeRyu theres a new ps4 coming specifically designed for psvr im not certian the original will run psvr very good

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senorbusyman

Gears 4 should release in November

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ZamboniGamer

@senorbusyman: Why? Gears 3 released in September.

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FreeRyu

@senorbusyman: What else is coming out in October?

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DaVillain-

I will play the beta and if it's good, I'll pre-order the digital Xbox One version. Sad to hear that there's no windows 10 version so PC is being shaft yet again :(

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chris_shady

@davillain-: Give it time. Gears ultimate just came to pc. But if you think console gears players are try hards just wait till you try multiplayer on the pc version.

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FreeRyu

@davillain-: They don't bring their system sellers to PC.