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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for PC coming with 4K support, according to Microsoft leak

by on February 24, 2016

Stephan Jukic – February 24, 2016

After promising Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for PC all the way back in June of 2015, Microsoft has finally coughed up the goods on what is one heavily anticipated game which has been lacking some updates for way too long.

And this new version of the game will be hitting stores with “4K resolution” at unlocked refresh rates.

As it turns out, according to Windows Central, which also grabbed screenshots, the remastered Gears of War showed up on the Windows 10 Store online today, right before very quickly being deleted again


Thus, we can pretty safely assume that the listing wasn’t quite ready for public consumption. However, here is what Microsoft said about the game, in its own words:

Campaign Features

  • Every aspect of the original Gears of War has been beautifully remastered and modernized, including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes.
  • Play in stunning 4K with an unlocked refresh rate.
  • Includes five additional, exhilarating campaign missions that follow Delta Squad as they battle their way to Timgad Station not included in the Xbox 360 original.
  • Go deeper into Gears fiction with five Gears of War comic books, which can be unlocked and read within the game.
  • Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.

Multiplayer features:

  • The most visceral online shooter returns with multiplayer matches running on fast and fair dedicated servers with unlocked refresh rates.
  • Includes all original Xbox 360 DLC multiplayer maps and three multiplayer maps from the original Gears of War PC version for an incredible 19 total multiplayer maps.
  • Newly added multiplayer modes include Team Death Match, King of the Hill, Blitz and a special 2v2 mode designed by the Gears of War community.
  • Returning multiplayer modes include Warzone, Assassination, Execution and Annex.

And more:

  • All new Xbox Live Achievements and 1,250 new Gamerscore.
  • Handpicked gameplay improvements, alternate controls and a new difficulty level for players new to the franchise.
  • Support for keyboard or gamepad controls.
  • The Windows 10 version includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters.

Recommended System Requirements for Full HD gameplay

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Recommended System Requirements for 4K

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X
  • Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

The 4K system requirements are particularly serious if you want to enjoy Gear of War’s new PC version at its very best but a lot of gamers are definitely going to aim for this, assuming they have a 4K UHD Gaming monitor and one of of Nvidia’s or AMD’s 4K-capable GPUs, like the Geforce GTX 980 Ti that Microsoft mentions. Their recommendation of AMD’s Radeon R9 390X however is a bit less than ideal. A better performer from AMD would be the Radeon Fury X or possibly the 295 X 2 GPU

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  • jbr
    February 26, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Once again… refresh rates and FPS have NOTHING to do with being a 4K game.

    To be a “4K game” you need 4K textures.

    You guys are just regurgitating misleading sales speak for publishers.


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