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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Will Be Free Xbox One Pack-In Starting August

[Update]Microsoft has clarified Gears of War Ultimate Edition will only be included in a special bundle.


[Update]: Microsoft has released a statement emphasising that only the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition of the Xbox One would include a free copy of the game. During the Comic-Con panel Rod Fergusson, head of Microsoft's Gear of War development studio, indicated that the game would be available for free with all Xbox Ones.

"At yesterday's Gears of War panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Rod Fergusson stated that every Xbox One sold starting August 26 would include a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. To clarify, only the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle will include a copy of the game," reads the statement.

"We're committed to offering gamers a variety of choices to help them jump into the current generation of gaming this year and are excited to offer the Xbox One Gears of War Edition bundle next month."[Update ends]

During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, developer The Coalition revealed that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the remaster of the first game in the series, will come as a free pack-in with every new Xbox One following the game's release in August. The bundle will cost $350, the normal price of the system.

This is the newest bundle for the Xbox One, which has recently featured Halo: The Master Chief Collection as a free pack-in.

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The Coalition also announced that the remaster will include five extra single-player missions. These missions were cut from the Xbox 360 version of the game to let the studio launch the game on time, and they were later added to the PC port.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launches on August 25 for Xbox One and later this year for the PC. It includes access to the Gears of War 4 beta, which as of now does not have a date. The Ultimate Edition will be playable at 4K resolution on PC.

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