Watch Gears of War 4's New Gameplay Video, See Marcus Mourn His Tomatoes
Plus, meet a new race called the Deebees.
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Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition has released a new eight minute gameplay video showing off a new race in the game and the return of Marcus Fenix.
Unlike the fleshy Locust the series has featured so far, the new race, called the Deebees, are robots. This looks like it changes the feel of the shooting experience, taking it closer to something like Binary Domain.
The gameplay takes place on the Fenix estate, so we get to hear Marcus get really upset about his tomatoes being ruined. He may be as angry as ever, but his priorities have clearly changed.
Gears of War 4's campaign follows JD Fenix, Del, and Kait, but will feature Marcus Fenix. In August 2015, The Coalition's Rod Fergusson said Gears of War 4 is aiming to tell a more intimate, personal, and morally ambiguous narrative than the past few games in the series.
He explained that while the first Gears of War was a suspenseful game about the dangerous creatures in the universe, Gears of War 3 was too focused on the war between humans and Locusts and, as a result, lost that tension. This time, the studio is returning to its roots by evoking "that sense of mystery" and "things going bump in the night."
Gears of War 4 launches on October 11 as an Xbox Play Anywhere game. This means you can buy a digital copy on either Xbox One or PC and receive access on both platforms. The PC version will support dynamic resolution scaling similar to what's seen on Xbox One, where the frame rate is locked at 30 FPS in single-player and 60 FPS in multiplayer.
The Coalition recently revealed the many ways in which the game has changed since its beta earlier this year and teased that a movie based on the series could be on the way.