Prior to last week's launch of "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition," Microsoft promised that gamers who played the Xbox One remaster would receive the backwards-compatible versions of all Xbox 360 entries in the series for free. A definitive release date wasn't set at the time of the Aug. 3 announcement, but according to a Microsoft executive, the games will be available in November.
As revealed in a tweet by Mike Ybarra, director of program management for Xbox, the games will be available when backwards compatibility launches for the general public in November. The first entry in the series, which "Ultimate Edition" remasters, is already available via backwards compatibility for those in the Xbox One preview program.
On Gears UE and the backward compatible Gears titles: People who play will get those when BC launches in Nov. #XboxOne— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) August 30, 2015
With the offer, "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" players will receive "Gears of War," "Gears of War 2," "Gears of War 3" and "Gears of War: Judgment" via digital download.
To be eligible for the offer, Xbox One users must have played "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" between the remake's Aug. 25 launch and the end of the year.
Source: Mike Ybarra (Twitter)