Gears of War Remastered Coming to PC, Playable at 4K Resolution

The remake of the original Gears of War is coming to computers.

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The Coalition, developer of Gears of War 4, announced that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be coming to the PC.

The Ultimate Edition is a remaster of the original Gears of War with a host of new improvements, including a multiplayer overhaul based on Gears of War 3 multiplayer. It was previously announced for the Xbox One.

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The game will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10. If you have a beefy enough gaming PC, you'll be able to play it at 4K resolution. Microsoft also announced that the new Xbox One Elite controller will be compatible with the game. It will launch on August 25 for Xbox One, but Microsoft has yet to announce when the PC version will be released.

You can read more about the remaster here. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about the Ultimate Edition in the coming weeks.

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so if this ultimate edition comes on PC, will it also include Gears of war 2, 3 and judgement for PC as well or not?

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Umm...I've been able to play Gears of War (you know...the console-crushing DX10 PC version that's been out since 2007) at 4K/60 for quite some time. Why am I rebuying Gears of War on PC? Where are Gears 2 and 3 on PC, much more importantly? (Perhaps this clues us in as to why Gears One has apparently never been available for download...)

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@20yearsgaming: I said this exactly when I first heard the news. The opportunity to get more PC achievements is welcome though. But the Xbox one remaster doesn't look anywhere near as good as that DX 10 version. I went back and played it a while ago, couldn't believe how well it held up. Took screens up the ass.

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This and Killer Instinct are one less reason for me to buy an Xbone.

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"Xbox exclusive game"

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I remember way, way back when Epic had in mind to actually release Gears 2 on the PC but Cliffy came out and said some BS about PC gamers being pirates and I quote "The person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know [BitTorrent] to know all the elements so they can pirate software," lol ?

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I also have a feeling that with the upcoming Windows 10 and the way current gen consoles handle games that we may finally see the MCC on the PC which would be great since there will be Halo Online in russia only wtf... I still don't understand why but oh well :/

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I still have the original GFWL version on the PC which has the extra chapter and Brumak bossfight and it still runs and looks well in DX10 but it still has some save file issues. Such a shame Epic went full on Xbox after Gears 1 :( also MS with Halo 2 Vista... enough said.

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So, will this be coming on to Steam?

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YES! I was hoping for this. :D

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Why did they decide to remake the FIRST ONE?? Nobody considers it the best one.

And there should've been 3 games in the package.

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@Ripper_TV: Plenty of people consider it the best one.

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The only game I ever wanted to play on xbox, this is good news. And with Killer instinct coming to PC aswell I just lost my only reason to get an x bone.

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@jack00: There are some good games on Xbox that are not on the PC unfortunately :( Such as Ninja Gaiden 1-2, Gears 2-3, Halo 3, Zone of the Ender collection and Metal Gear Solid HD collection. These games are like the only reason I still keep my Xbox 360 around.

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And next PC will get Halo Combat Evolved and Halo 2 remaster but not Halo 3 or Halo: MCC. Many have already played it on PC by now so I don't see the point of this. Microsoft should bring games that is not on PC rather than remastering the games already available on PC.

If they don't plan on bringing GOW 2,3 and Halo 3 to PC, then they are better off not wasting time on remastering old games and concentrate on Xbox one.

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@ank000: How else is MS to claim that they're serious about gaming on PC, if not by charging us again for the games we've played 10 years ago.

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@ank000: Pretty much this don't know why they don't port the others that we haven't gotten on here.

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LOL, told you! Where are your exclusives now, console peasants?

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@pound-u: On Playstation.

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@pound-u: what r u talking about gears of war 1 was released for pc back in 2007 we r getting same game with better graphics and gears of war 3 multiplayer if this is how microsoft gonna support pc gamers than they should focus on xbox one i want gears of war 2 and 3 and halo mcc

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@pound-u: Yeah, it only took close to 10 years to land on PC. You're the ones that sit around waiting for exclusives to come out on PC years later lol.

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@genocide_223: We don't wait around for anything because PC gamers have tons of great games to play and we get them at deep discounts unlike you console peasants. Try again.

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@pound-u: I say this as a PC and console gamer: PC gamers are the peasants. The last big, exclusive game to come to PC was Half Life 2. Since then, no game on PC has been worth the price of 3x a console. You don't seem to understand that games are built around the capabilities of consoles (hence the downgraded graphics of Watch Dogs and The Witcher 3). So you boast all the power and capabilities of PC, when in reality the games will always look the same as they do on consoles, bar a marginal, yet somewhat noticeable difference. PC gamers need consoles to survive. I bought a 980 to play The Witcher and I'm loving it. I did that because *I wanted to* and *it suits me and my budget*. Do you see that? It's called an subjective point of view. I don't see console gamers as 'peasants' because someone might not be able to afford/learn PC architecture. Seeing that games at E3 (and some current games) look better than anything ever released on PC, it's genuinely pathetic that you think spending more on a rig makes you a better gamer. The reality is that PC don't have any AAA exclusives...NONE. Nothing is available which can show what a PC can genuinely do. Only thing that PC absolutely nails is backwards compatibility. That's something I am thankful for on PC. Aside from that, I only use it for some multiplats that are better played on a mouse and KB. The rest, however, consoles do more than enough. Funny that you boast discounts, yet spend 1000+ on gaming hardware which go out of date in a matter of a few years.

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@genocide_223: For someone who says they play PC games you are pretty dumb when it comes to PC. Guess what? PCs can last for years, genius. A great computer will have years of life in it Anyone who says you need to update it after a couple of years is a moron. Funny how you also mention exclusives when both Sony and Microsoft are losing theirs. The most anticipated games are coming to PC as well, genius. Also, you don't need to explain consoles to me. Until a couple of years ago I ONLY played on consoles. Then I got my superior PC and realized just how pathetic consoles are.

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@pound-u: I've been gaming on both PC and consoles since the 90's. I fully understand that exclusives aren't as plentiful as they used to be, however there still aren't big blockbuster exclusives on PC, like I said. It took YEARS for Halo 1 and 2 to come to PC, and now it has taken nearly a decade for Gears to come to PC. PC has still missed out on all of the Halo games after halo 2, all of the Gears games, Forza, Sunset etc....instead, it relies on hugely expensive hardware to manage non-exclusives at a 10% increase in performance, as well as many indie games on Steam. That's a fact. The 680 I bought 2 years ago is already out of date. If your PC is 3 years old, it will really start to show it's age, and when you want to upgrade it, you need to spend big to do so.

PC elitists are the ones who are pathetic.

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@genocide_223 @pound-u:Dudes, you're both nuts, the first Gears of War was also on PC when it released. Chill!

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@xsonicchaos: *Was* on PC!

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@genocide_223: Ooops, my bad, it still is. I still have my copy, still playable. Did you mean to say something else? Are we going somewhere with this?

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@xsonicchaos: You have it because you bought it at the time. The vast majority of gamers who didn't however, are unable to play it on PC.

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@genocide_223: I'm sorry but you're wrong. There are plenty of AAA games exclusive to PC, if you like other genres than shooter. Starcraft, Guild Wars, Old Republic, Heroes of the Storm, LoL (maybe the moba's can't be considered AAA but they are just as good, if you're into that kind of thing). The settlers series, Total War series, Sid Meier's Civilazation, Company of Heroes etc. And there are great shooters like ARMA and what not if we look away from "real AAA games".

If you like other genres than driving games and shooters you basically HAVE TO have a pc. Sure, there are some buggy, laggy console version of Command and Conquer 3 and Lord of the Rings to xbox 360, and a dumbed down version of Civilazation. But let's not make PC exclusives out to be the losers here. It's all about personal preference.

Also, 3 year old hardware shows its age no matter the platform - PC and Console. The difference is that you can choose to turn down the setting you don't really care about (reflections and shadows for me) and in the end have a better looking version than the console game.

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@s2i2p2i2o: I have a PC myself, and other than Company of Heroes, it's incredibly lacklustre. You seriously cannot associate MMO's and MOBA's with quality...just no.

Arma is a disgrace of a game. The focus on realism really takes the fun out of it all. It's simply a joke. For me, all of the other games you have mentioned aren't worth playing. They aren't big AAA games like Halo, Gears, The Last of Us, Forza etc....PC is basically only good for strategy games and some multiplats.

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@genocide_223: So basically what I said, it's about personal preference. I like ARMA.

And about the MOBAs, I honsetly think that the big three (DOTA, LoL and HotS) are actually good games.

Me personally, I can't stand most Playstation exclusives. The last of us, uncharted, Killzone. I find them veeery boring. Owned a PS4, but sold it and got a One instead. Gears of War was fun co-op but the multiplayer was a shotgun fiesta which sucked. Halo I like.

I'd say that PC is best for the majority of multiplats, and strategy/indie games. Although this "best for"- bullshit is stupid, since it really depends on what you like to play.

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@s2i2p2i2o: I also have a One, which I love, however, games like The Witcher 3 benefit greatly when played on a PC. The only great PlayStation exclusive that I've played was TLOU. It's like a rollercoaster ride: amazing the first time, yet boring and really repetitive any subsequent times. It's really only good for one playthrough.

I'm not saying you can't like Moba's and non AAA's like Arma, however, when compared to consoles, you just don't get the same quality as you do on PC. Halo, Gears and Forza are prime examples of basically being the best at what they do. Nothing of the sort exists on PC.

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@genocide_223: Well, that probably because there is such a difference between people's PC:s. And I don't really know what you mean by that come to think about it. If you mean graphically then the Witcher in 4k is something thats just AMAZING. Hell, most new games played in a ridicolous resolution is fantastic and shows of something only PC can give you. What exactly do you mean by "an example of the best they can do"?

And why does it matter? The neutral "this is simply what we do" is already better in every way than Halo or Killzone, from a technical standpoint. Stroywhise every game is better than Halo. I hate zombies so TLOU was just aweful for me. So boring, not interesting at all. I probably would have enjoyed it more in the form of a mini-series like Band of Brothers (about 10 episodes, then done). Liked the multiplayer though.

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@s2i2p2i2o: Ok, every ounce of credibility was shattered when you said "Stroywhise every game is better than Halo" and "So boring, not interesting at all. I probably would have enjoyed it more in the form of a mini-series like Band of Brothers (about 10 episodes, then done). Liked the multiplayer though."

Just...stop.

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@genocide_223: Haha it's all a matter of opinion and I honestly hated every minute of the 3-3,5 hours of TLoU.

And regarding Halo, their story is just not that good. Or at least their story telling. Don't get me wrong, I played them all multiple times, but I don't read the books or anything like that. You should get of your high horse and start to understand that we're talking about personal opinions.

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@genocide_223: Well, it's true, I'll give you that, the game is nowhere to be found, anywhere, except maybe for some forgotten copy hidden in some retailer's shelf. But that's gotta be weird even for Microsoft. It's a product that exists but isn't sold, which is lost money.

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Whole trilogy or gtfo.

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@Richardthe3rd: We deserve the rest of them after Microsoft made the series console exclusive. Guess they didn't want our money.

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@Richardthe3rd: absolutely

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@Richardthe3rd: agreed

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I was originally hyped for this remaster, but when I found out it was just Gears 1 I lost interest. I was expecting the whole trilogy, since I was on PS3 last gen. I was looking forward to playing this, but since they announced backward compatibility for later this year I'll just buy them used and play them that way.

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@yavix: mhm go find a copy of the original PC release but be warned that its Games for Windows Live or at least one of the very first games alongside Shadowrun and Halo 2 to be released on GFWL and it still has some weird save file issues but aside from that its the best Gears 1 version with the most content.

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