Gears of War 4 Will Be "Graphical Showcase" on Xbox One, Producer Says

Gears of War 4 is coming this year.


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Gears of War 4 will be a "graphical showcase" for Xbox One, according to producer Rod Fergusson. He says in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine that developer The Coalition's work on Gears of War Ultimate Edition is shaping how the studio is approaching Gears of War 4 with regards to visuals.

"Delivering [with Ultimate Edition] the first 60fps multiplayer experience in franchise history really taught us a lot about what it means to have a 60fps culture on the team and we're leveraging that experience for Gears of War 4," Fergusson said, as reported by Nerdleaks.

Achieving 60fps on Xbox One was not only possible for the Gears of War Ultimate Edition, but also for Halo 5: Guardians, Fergusson pointed out.

The producer, who worked on the original Gears of War at Epic Games, said he sees history repeating itself with regards to Gears of War's graphical quality as the franchise moves to new hardware.

"Like how the original Gears of War was a visual showcase for the Xbox 360, Gears of War 4 will be a graphical showcase for the Xbox One," Fergusson said.

Halo 5 used a dynamic resolution to maintain 60fps, but it remains to be seen how Gears of War 4 will handle this.

Gears of War 4 is due out sometime this fall. A beta will be held prior to launch, with those who purchased early copies of Gears of War Ultimate Edition guaranteed access to it.

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