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Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now claim three games as part of the initial February Games with Gold wave, offering Gears 5, Resident Evil, and Indiana Jones Emperor's Tomb.
For next month's Games with Gold, Microsoft is actually giving away five free games instead of the usual four. The fifth addition seems to be Gears 5, as it's optimized for Xbox Series X|S.
The Coalition is releasing the first campaign expansion to Gears 5 next week in the form of Hivebusters. The new three-player expansion will last three hours and is free to Game Pass Ultimate members.
This past week brought us Patch Tuesday, the release date for Flight Simulator, the release of Halo 3 on PC, xCloud news, and much, much more. Be sure to catch up via our handy recap.
The latest major content update to hit Gears 5, Operation 4: Brothers in Arms, brings in completely overhauled ranked and currency systems, six new characters, three new maps, and much more.
The Coalition has released Gears 5 Operation 3: Gridiron update, bringing in a host of new content for free, including new characters like Cole Train and Queen Myrrah, new maps, and more.
The Coalition has announced what's incoming to Gears 5 with the second round of seasonal updates, which includes new maps and modes, a wealth of new hero and villain characters, and more.
The Gears 5 soundtrack composed by Ramin Djawadi is getting a vinyl release early next year with 18 tracks. Pre-orders are available now for the Standard and Limited Edition variants.
Quite a bit has happened this week, including the usual batch of Insider builds, some more news around Halo: Reach PC testing, and even a slew of new Power BI enhancements. Be sure to catch up below.
The Coalition has added six new characters in the latest update for Gears 5 being pushed out today. These include new Heroes and Villains which include DeeBee, General Raam, and more.
Microsoft has announced that The Coalition's Gears 5 is now the biggest game launch of this generation from an Xbox Game Studios developer, "easily" doubling the launch numbers of Gears of War 4.
Microsoft has announced general availability for Gears 5. The newly released title had previously been available in early access for Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Nvidia's latest driver release, WHQL Game Ready 436.30, has optimizations for Gears 5, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta, Borderlands 3, and several other upcoming games, among bug fixes and more.
The past seven days have seen the avid preparations for the launch of The Coalition's latest Gears of War title, the arrival of a couple of new Insider builds, and more. Be sure to catch up below.
Microsoft's latest first-party title Gears 5 is soon releasing on PC, and those with AMD graphics cards can get performance boosts of up to 8% with the latest driver the red team pushed out today.
Gears 5 has got a launch trailer, ahead of its release slated for next week. The latest trailer features four of the game's five main modes, with Microsoft touting it as "the biggest Gears ever".
Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and PC is gaining another cluster of games in September, including Microsoft's own first-party release Gears 5, along with Dead Cells, Metal Gear Solid HD Edition, and more.
The Coalition has revealed that the WWE and MCU star Dave Bautista will be a fully playable character in Gears 5 soon after launch. He will be available across Versus, Horde, and Escape modes.
As is always the case, a bunch of news came forth this week pertaining to Microsoft, including the split in the Release Preview ring, a Mixer review program, and more. Be sure to catch up below.
In the latest development of the "UWP is dead" saga, it seems that Microsoft's own game studios are abandoning the platform, as the upcoming Gears 5 will be based on Win32 for the PC version.
Though a bit quiet as compared to other weeks, the past seven days have yielded a new 20H1 build and two 19H2 builds, some Dynamics 365 enhancements, and even AI news. Be sure to catch up below.
Microsoft and The Coalition announced that Gears 5 has now gone gold, ahead of its gamescom appearance. The full achievement list for the title has also been released in celebration of the milestone.
Microsoft today announced all of its custom Gears 5 products, including an Xbox One X and various peripherals like a controller, a keyboard, and more. There are also regular bundles.
Microsoft fans will be able to try out the firm's new game streaming service for the first time at this year's gamescom. A host of games including Gears 5 will be showcased at the event as well.
AMD pushed out the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.2 graphics driver today, adding support for The Coalition's upcoming Gears 5 Versus Tech Test that kicks off this weekend.
Gears 5 Versus Tech Test has now gotten an official trailer showcasing the new Arcade mode, along with further details being revealed by The Coalition regarding the upcoming title.
Following concerns raised by an anti-smoking organization, The Coalition have worked with Turner Sports to remove all tobacco usage references in Gears 5, ahead of its ELEAGUE reveal tomorrow.
The Coalition has revealed more details on the Gears 5 multiplayer Tech Test it announced during E3 last month. The test will be available across two weekends later this month on Xbox and Windows.
Gears 5 got a brand new cinematic trailer today, and also revealed it is launching on September 10 this year. There will also be three-player co-op for the first time in the series.
Microsoft's head of gaming, Phil Spencer, recently tweeted out the company's plans for its upcoming Xbox E3 briefing, and promised to show off 14 first-party games at the event, the most to date.
Microsoft today announced that Gears 5 will be coming to Steam, along with the 'Definitive Edition' versions of Age of Empires I, II, and III. Other details, such as release dates, are expected at E3.
Microsoft says that more Funko Pop! figures for Gears of War will be available in a couple of days time, including Marcus Fenix in his classic gear, Kate Diaz in her winter gear, and more.
It's been a reasonably packed week for Microsoft, with not only Patch Tuesday rolling around, but also the announcement of a Minecraft AR title, as well as an unlikely partnership with Sony.
A leak may have revealed what the box art of The Coalition's upcoming Gears 5 will look like, as well as a release date that will get the third-person shooter into the hands of gamers in September.
Microsoft has highlighted some of its achievements in gaming for 2018, and has also promised exciting first- and third-party games, updates, and showcasing "new Microsoft technologies" in 2019.
The Coalition took off the wraps from Gears 5, with a reveal trailer showcasing a montage of both the series' signature brutal combat and what is looking like an even more engaging story.