There's no shortage of news for Gears of War fanatics. Last year, Microsoft's 'The Coalition' dev studio released Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, a 1080p/60FPS Gears of War re-master that featured a special edition Xbox One bundle as well as a back-catalog of Gears of War games that were released in the months following the game's launch. While the re-mastered Gears of War has claimed a lot of the spotlight for the franchise in recent months, it's the upcoming Gears of War 4 game that has us all clamoring for details, and it looks like we have some new info to share.
In an interview with Official Xbox Magazine US, The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson, who's been a part of the franchise since the beginning, shed some light on a couple details regarding Gears of War 4. Fergusson says that The Coalition really wants to keep the essence of the Gears franchise alive in this upcoming game, but players should expect some tweaks to the formula that are intended to keep the game feeling fresh.
As for the technical side of things, Fergusson and his crew have high expectations for GoW 4:
"Like how the original Gears of War was a visual showcase for the Xbox 360, Gears of War 4 will be a graphical showcase for the Xbox One.”
This "graphical showcase" includes the expectation of maintaining a 60 FPS benchmark and perhaps displaying content @ 1080p, something the hot-selling Halo 5: Guardians managed to achieve for the most part just a few months back. The visual showcase is no-doubt a sticking point for The Coalition when it comes to the Gears franchise - the studio is readying a release of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 with major system requirements that output the game in 4K resolutions.
While getting both 1080p and 60FPS on the Xbox One can prove to be challenging, there's no doubt that The Coalition have a good shot at making it happen. With DirectX 12 now being available on the Xbox One after the Windows 10 rollout on Xbox One, The Coalition should have the opportunity to make Gears of War 4 the best-looking game on Xbox One to-date.
via Nerd Leaks