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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition coming to PC

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Hunter, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    PC Gamers haven't had much love from Microsoft in recent years and that's because Gears of War was such a massive hit on the Xbox.

    Now Microsoft is looking to right those wrongs and has announced that that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is coming to PCs running Windows 10.



    Just announced at the @PCGamer E3 Briefing... Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be coming to Windows 10! #GearsPC pic.twitter.com/tv64N1VmAH

    -- Gears of War (@GearsofWar) June 17, 2015
     
  2. Al

    Al Reaper

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    Great news!
     
  3. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Hooray for arbitrary OS requirements! Yipeee!............... Seriously lame attempt to bolster sales there. If not for that I might be excited. I have 7, so I can upgrade to 10 and all... I just dislike the stupidity. What's next? Requiring me to have a copy of MS office or use IE?
     
  4. Al

    Al Reaper

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    Maybe because Windows 10 supports DirectX 12 and previous versions of Windows don't?
     
  5. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    If you haven't noticed, a lot of previously or at least frequently XBox exclusives are now coming back to PC. Fable Legends, Killer Instict and Halo games have all made it (albeit only poor twin stickers).

    PC is by far the biggest market, so I suspect Microsoft are testing the waters again.
     
  6. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Yes. Except that my cousin has it already (leaked beta) and in its current build at least there isn't any valid reason that it has to use DX12. Maybe the mentioned 4K support which isn't there yet is part of DX12...



    It certainly doesn't look like it has any advantages over DX11.
     
  7. Al

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    Gears Ultimate will use DirectX 12. Thus the need for Windows 10.

    Regardless, complaining about needing a FREE upgrade to Windows is kind of dumb. I could understand if you had to pay for it.

    There's always the Xbox if you really want to play Gears.
     
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  8. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    I don't see the point in this release. I have the original PC release of Gears on my shelf and unless the game is totally just borked now because of GFWL, I can just pop that in and play that.

    How about release Gears 2 and 3 instead. Screw Judgement I heard it was poop anyway.
     
  9. ravenus

    ravenus The Heretic

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    What is GoW Ultimate Edition, how does it differ from vanilla GoW? I would have thought that this was a compilation release of all the previously release GoW games into one package.
     
  10. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    I am not complaining about that. I find it to be a cheap and boorish marketing ploy for 10. The game, in beta, runs fine on 7. So what it boils down to is 'what are they adding that makes 10 a requirement?' According to everything I have read it isn't anything save 4k support. Which is awesome mind you. But are they going to require you to have a 4k monitor to play the game? Doubtful. So it will support more common monitors also, which means the assets are in place to run on 8.1 and 7. Sure you can have a free upgrade which makes support semi redundant but if it is currently backwards compatible and should remains so logically, why tout it as an exclusive? There are only 2 answers Marketing ploy or MS isn't telling us something... Knowing them either is possible.


    Supposedly a HD remastering of all game assets and possibly some other stuff.
     
  11. StalwartUK

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    This whole thing is starting to sound like a repeat of Halo 2 Vista.

    Wouldn't surprise me if people eventually figure out a way to get it to run on Windows 7/8.1.
     
  12. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Nah, they're in the process of slowly merging Xbone with Windows 10, as a result of that most XBONE games will be ported for the same OS, Win10.

    I wouldn't calling it "Testing the waters", more like trying to litterally own the PC market. They couldn't with Games for Window Live / MS games Marketplace, so they'll do it by a free Windows 10 upgrade. Fucking brilliant if you ask me.

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  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    My guess is it will only be on the Windows Store and loaded with crappy Xbox Live new incarnation of GFWL.
     
  14. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Thanks M$. I'm fine with W7.

    And this:
     
  15. dinwitty

    dinwitty DeRegistered User

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    what I am hearing the Win10 is supposed to be able to run any Xbox games. Win10 may be free, but theres the catch, buy games and software from MS...
    at any rate I am waiting for win10 it should be nextgen capable (thats PCIe 4.0 guyz)

    and yeh, GOW wasn't on PC till some roundabout Russian maker ported it over some quiet EPIC day (2 weeks!), the game altho interesting, it has the console overtones all over it. Porting it over won't change that. In the time we wanted to see an Unreal 3 they did this. Hmmprh
     
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  16. dinwitty

    dinwitty DeRegistered User

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    from Dualshockers

    All these years they have suckered and reduced quality to fit into the console.

    I thought having named it the Ultimate edition all the other gears games would be included......Well?

    not so ultimate if its just the first gears...
     
  17. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I agree, I thought it would be the whole trilogy so far and coming to PC would have been huge. Who cares about just the first game at this point? Where's my Master Chief... I mean Marcus Fenix Collection?
     
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  18. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    When the first game was already released on PC it makes one wonder what the logic here is.
     
  19. Al

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    It's either a cash grab or we'll eventually get the rest on PC, IMO.
     
  20. leilei

    leilei ANIME ELF'S !!

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    If "play xbox games" doesn't mean playing Metal Wolf Chaos or UC2 then idgaf
     

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