Gears of War's new-gen remake won't be exclusive to Xbox One. During the PC Gaming Show tonight, The Coalition head Rod Fergusson announced that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is also coming to PC.
The PC version will support 4K resolution if you have a sturdy enough rig. You can play it with either a mouse and keyboard or a gamepad. As Microsoft previously announced, they'll be releasing an adapter so PC gamers can use a wireless Xbox One controller for their system.
Fergusson says that they rebuilt Gears of War from the ground up for its re-release. Every character and object was remade from scratch. Character movement was recaptured as well.
The campaign might also be bigger than you remember. The Ultimate Edition includes the new missions released after the game's initial launch. Those missions add an estimated 90 minutes to the single-player and co-op experience.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition improves the online multiplayer as well. Players can expect spectator mode, dedicated servers and matchmaking based on skill. The action will run at 60 frames per second. All of the DLC and PC-exclusive content is included so you'll have a total of 19 maps to choose from. The modes include Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and the new 2v2 Gnasher Execution. While leveling up your multiplayer account, you can unlock 17 characters from Gears of War 3.
Xbox One owners can play a beta version of the Ultimate Edition this week. It's unclear whether the PC gamers will get a test of their own to try out. The remake's launch date is August 25th so even if there isn't a PC beta, players on that platform won't need to wait long for a chance to play.
Today's announcement makes me wonder whether Gears of War 4 will come to the PC as well. So far GoW4 has only been touted as an Xbox One exclusive but maybe Microsoft will consider releasing it for Windows 10 as well? If there's a PC version in development, though, Fergusson wasn't willing to reveal it at the PC Gaming Show, though.
"Nothing to announce yet but maybe something to talk about at a later time," Fergusson said when asked if he had any other news to share.