The first PC presentation at E3 has proven to be painfully awkward at times, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t full of interesting gaming news. Xbox’s Phil Spencer took the stage (or couch, more accurately) and attempted to convince PC gamers that Microsoft aims to get back on track with Windows 10. To help convince the PC elite of Microsoft’s mission, the company brought some big Gears of War: Ultimate Edition news along for the ride.
The Coalition’s Rod Ferguson joined Spencer on the couch to announce that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be released on PCs, in addition to Xbox Ones. The HD update will arrive on PCs and run in 4k resolution and have DX12 support. The news of the port should be very exciting for PC gamers that may have missed out on the original game’s PC release.
When pressed for more details about the franchise, Ferguson said that he has nothing to announce yet, but would like to revisit that question at a later time. He didn’t give us anything concrete, but his coy response seems likely to get gamers wondering if Gears 4 may also make the leap to PC.
Although Gears of War is sure to be a console seller for Microsoft and the Xbox One, it is still very exciting to see the company offering PC gamers a chance to get in on the Microsoft exclusive fun. If sales of the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition are strong enough, perhaps Microsoft will finally consider bringing Master Chief to PCs.
During the Microsoft segment of the show, Spencer also revealed that Killer Instinct will be available on PCs. He was unclear about whether or not cross-play would be an option, so we expect more details on that front in the next day or two.
What do you think of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition being available on the PC? Would you prefer to play the game on Xbox One of PC? Let us know in the comments.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition releases on August 25 for the Xbox One. The PC release date has not been announced yet.