For starters don’t get all stupefied over this news yet because Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is just a HD remaster of the original Gears of War, which was released on the PC in 2007. From what I remember it wasn’t the greatest Xbox port ever, but it was also far from the worst one too.
Earlier today, when I first heard the E3 announcement from developer Coalition (Gears of War 4), I was dreaming Ultimate Edition would be a bundle of all the sequels on the PC. I honestly got carried away for a second since it still sounds like Microsoft is keeping a tight grip on all Gears of War sequels for Xbox exclusivity. Maybe at a later date, Microsoft will have a change of heart when Windows 10 comes out.
But for now, I’ll live with the Ultimate Edition because it’s expected to have a host of new improvements, including a multiplayer overhaul based onmultiplayer. Plus, if your PC rig is extremely beefy, you’ll be able to play it at 4K resolution.
There’s no date set for the release of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the PC, but the Xbox One will have a head start on August 25, 2015.