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GamesCom in Cologne, Germany is getting underway, and that means lots of new gameplay footage, new announcements and plenty of content to keep the hype flowing. One of those games making an appearance is Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One and Windows 10, and some new 4K footage was released.
The footage was made available over on the Xbox news wire, where they introduced gamers to a threat that JD Fenix, Kait, and Del face off against while traveling through a seemingly abandoned COG fort.
The video starts with the trio entering into what looks like a church inside the fort, where a Swarmer dives underground into a vat of some orange stuff. After getting a lava bath, the Swarmer emerges from the vat a hulking and ripped monster known as a Drone.
The new villain, looking like Abomination from The Incredible Hulk, picks up a Lancer rifle while several other hulking mutations begin to emerge from the pit behind him.
These new enemies are one of many that players will face off against in Gears of War 4. They look like the Locust Horde but without the armor. One of the key elements of the battle sequence in the video is that as the upgraded villains attempt to use the church pews for cover, the trio manages to shoot the pews down to remove the cover.
Later on in the video, we get to see the buzz-saw in action, along with a mine-thrower that can glide to its destination and drop down on the heads of enemies. It's one of the many new weapons featured in Gears of War 4.
The mine-thrower and buzz-saw look like construction tools turned into weapons, which makes the game feel a little more like the main characters have a more utilitarian streak than their predecessors. The video then introduces another enemy, firing deadly quills at the trio called the Pouncer.
The clip comes to a conclusion after the Pouncers are dealt with, with the trio having to look forward to the next threat up ahead.
This particular clip was running on a Windows 10 PC with a GTX 1080 GPU powering the action. Microsoft is really pushing for the shared experience between Windows and Xbox game systems; hoping that either Xbox gamers upgrade to Windows 10 for their gaming needs, or PC gamers move over to the Xbox for their gaming needs.
While the video and the news post on the Xbox site talk up Gears of War 4's 4K video rendering capabilities, keep in mind that that's only available for the PC version of the game. They released a spec sheet for the minimum, recommended and ideal specs for AMD and Nvidia users, and you'll need at least an i5 just to get the game running and an i7 if you want the best experience.
Gears of War 4 starts with a R7 260X or GTX 750Ti and scales all the way up to an R9 Fury X or a GTX 1080. Ultimately, you'll need a hefty rig to play the game, including 80GB of hard drive space and at least 8GB of RAM to get started.
You can look for Gears of War 4 to launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 starting October 11th.