Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Hits PC Early 2016

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Although it is currently an Xbox One exclusive title, The Coalition’s Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is set to release on PC platforms sometime in early 2016.

According to a discussion on Twitter between a gaming fan and Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the obtainability of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition‘s PC version “won’t be too far into 2016”. The news comes several months after Spencer confirmed that after the game’s Xbox One port went live a PC release would be available as a follow-up.

Although the date for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC is without a doubt hazy at best, at least fans have an actual release window to go on now. After all, there hasn’t been much mention of the iteration for Windows 10 since it was announced as a sure thing earlier this year.

As claimed by Spencer, not only will Gears of War: Ultimate Edition be getting the PC treatment, but the Xbox One’s free-to-play fighter reboot Killer Instinct will also be procurable on the platform around the same time as the post-apocalyptic shooter. Both games’ availability beyond the Xbox One ought to help Microsoft’s promises of stronger PC gaming support actually come to pass.

Today’s news regarding The Coalition’s updated version of Gears of War should be seen as propitious by fans, especially since the Xbox One port’s reviews were positive. If anything, its PC form should do the title justice, if not enhance its qualities entirely.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC will have some features that ought to make fans of its Xbox One version long for a better computer gaming rig, as it will have 4K resolution and DirectX 12 support. Perhaps the biggest hallmark of its PC port, though, is the fact that it will have an uncapped frame rate, resulting in the smoothest visuals possible if players’ hardware can support it.

Of course, should there be gamers who wish to experience the revamped shooter on Microsoft’s current-gen console and lack the system, the best way to get a copy would be in a 1TB Xbox One holiday bundle that also includes Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest. However, if fans’ PC rigs are up to the task, getting Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will almost certainly be the better choice than switching to its Xbox One version. On top of the strengthened visuals and sound, cross-platform play will more than likely be introduced, making for a larger multiplayer audience with whom to enjoy the title, but giving PC fans the overall edge in terms of polished features and gameplay.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is only available on Xbox One at the moment, but it should be coming to PC sometime in early 2016.

Source: Phil Spencer – Twitter (via PC Gamer)