Microsoft uses gamescom 2016 to unveil a brand new video with 10 minutes of 4K gameplay footage and the PC specs for its third-person shooter Gears of War 4.
With Microsoft and The Coalition being well aware that Gears of War 4 is one of the most anticipated video games of 2016, the companies have been keen on sharing as much of the title’s in-game materials as possible with fans in order to keep them excited for its release this fall. Recently, the developers released 10 minutes of gameplay footage at 4K resolution from a Windows 10 PC at gamescom 2016, while also using the video as an opportunity to reveal Gears of War 4‘s PC specs.
As seen in the gameplay demo below, fans are given a look at Gears of War 4‘s Rescue chapter, with the third-person shooter’s main characters JD, Kait, and Del chasing down an unknown enemy through an old COG fort. Eventually, the group comes upon two new Swarm bad guys that are known as Drones and Pouncers.
While the gameplay mechanics of the most recently released Gears of War 4 video offer nothing too new beyond the campaign demos that have been put out in the past, this is the first time that Microsoft and The Coalition have shown what the title’s graphics are capable of at the highest settings on its PC version. That said, some folks may not be too impressed with similar run-and-gun formula found in the forthcoming sequel’s action, but it’s difficult to imagine gamers not being able to admire the incredibly smooth and intricately designed visuals on display thanks to the NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU.
Speaking of which, should fans be playing Gears of War 4 on PC, the ideal specifications to get the most out of the game’s graphics are mighty demanding, as seen in the chart below. Plus, fans will need to free up plenty of room on the platform simply to install the game, as it takes up a whopping 80 GBs of hard drive space.
Since Gears of War 4‘s PC version takes up such a sizeable amount of memory, it’s a wonder as to how many gigabytes one will need in order to install the Xbox One iteration, or how big the title’s day one patch will turn out to be on the system. Whatever the case is regarding the storage space requirements for Gears of War 4‘s console version, at least fans can take solace in knowing that the game not only contains exciting new elements, but also fun and familiar mechanics, as we got to discover with our hands-on preview of the title at E3 2016.
What do you think about the 4K gameplay footage for Gears of War 4? When it releases, will you be playing the game on PC or Xbox One? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Gears of War 4 is set to release on October 11, 2016 for PC and Xbox One.