The latest in a string of E3 leaks, including the accidental reveal of Dishonored 2, might spoil some of the surprises that Microsoft was planning to unveil at the Xbox presentation Monday afternoon. The Gears of War Remastered Edition (or maybe Ultimate Edition) has been a poorly kept secret for months and just a day before the likely reveal of the project, the remake has fallen victim to another leak.
Earlier today, a Russian-language promotional website for the Gears of War franchise accidentally posted some details about the upcoming remastered edition. The leak was spotted by Siliconera and has since been removed from the Russian Gears of War site. The leak doesn’t offer any of the big picture details, like which games will be included, but does include a long list of the game’s specs.
This is the information that briefly appeared on the site, according to Siliconera…
- Adapted for Dolby 7.1 Surround
- 90 minutes of new content for campaign mode of the original game on PC
- New achievements for Xbox LIVE (player account 1250)
- Gallery sketches and comics available to unlock
- Streamlined multiplayer mode:
- 60 frames per second
- Dedicated servers
- Selection of players for skills
- New types of games, “Team Fight”, “King of the Hill” (in the style of Gears of War 3) and the new 2 2 Destruction “Gnasherom.”
- 19 cards, including downloadable content and exclusive cards from the PC version
- The ability to gain access to the 17 characters of Gears of War 3 multiplayer games
- New features match the settings, including the choice of parameters of the active charge, renewal, revival and the emergence of an independent arms.
- Streamlined gameplay more fluid movements and updated management system:
- Alternate control system and a brand new control scheme tournament
- All control parameters adapted for Xbox One
- Added features from your favourite Gears of Wars 3: Marking enemy targets, the use of the device in a multiplayer game, improved sensitivity setting.
Release date of the original game: August 25, 2015
Platform: Xbox One
The August release date suggests that the game is very close to finished, which does match up with reports that gamers have been participating in beta tests during the last month. The phrasing of “Release date of the original game” seems to suggest that the remaster may include Xbox One ports of all three original games, but not at once.
We’re still operating in the realm of unconfirmed rumors here, but it would be a great if Microsoft learned from its mistakes with The Master Chief Collection and decided not to rush an enormous Gears of War bundle out before all of the moving parts are ready. Depending on the price points, gamers would likely prefer a gradual release of three quality remake projects over a bundle that takes months of patches to fix.
What do you think about the Gears of War details? Do you think you’ll pick the remake up in late August?
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The remastered edition of Gears of War has not officially been announced yet.