Microsoft and The Coalition release a new video featuring roughly 20 minutes of campaign gameplay from the Prologue of the forthcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4.
Now that Xbox One owners can preload the 54 GB file for Gears of War 4, the game’s developers at The Coalition have decided to give those looking forward to the title and players currently installing the third-person shooter a taste of the first portion of its gameplay. As it happens, Microsoft and The Coalition recently published a brand new video for Gears of War 4 that features a little more than 20 minutes of its campaign gameplay.
As seen in the video for Gears of War 4 below, The Coalition’s Rod Fergusson and Matt Searcy offer a preamble to the gameplay by explaining the purpose behind the game’s Prologue. Two of the main reasons for is its existence is to both establish First Minister Jinn as one of the major new characters while also providing newcomers and those returning to the Gears franchise with a sort of tutorial by quickly throwing them into the action, as a battle begins almost a minute after it starts.
Once the video has concluded, Fergusson and Searcy discuss some behind-the-scenes details when it came to making Gears of War 4‘s Prologue, with Searcy saying, “The Prologue was really cool for us. We got to explore some places the game had never been before, like the Pendulum Wars. We also got to reconnect with a bunch of the characters again.” Speaking of which, Fergusson adds that it was “nice to see Dom again.”
For those unaware, Gears of War 4‘s campaign can be experienced with two players by way of split screen co-op. Interestingly enough, the feature isn’t going to be exclusive to the console version of the title, as Microsoft and The Coalition recently confirmed that beyond the Xbox One, the third-person shooter’s PC version supports the two player component as well.
With Gears of War 4‘s release date being slightly more than two weeks away, there are undoubtedly plenty of fans eagerly anticipating the title’s launch, and the campaign footage above has only served them as a means to further whet their appetites. In fact, the clip has more than likely left gamers yearning to see even more action beyond the main narrative, as Horde Mode 3.0 is potentially even more highly coveted than the campaign.
Of course, gameplay videos are no substitute for actually experiencing a release, but even so, Microsoft and The Coalition have put out plenty of clips for those hungry to check out more in-game content for Gears of War 4‘s story mode. In fact, fans can check out additional campaign footage right here to help determine whether or not the game’s worth a day one purchase.
Gears of War 4 is set to release on October 11, 2016 for PC and Xbox One.