Microsoft officially announced that the Xbox One exclusive GEARS OF WAR 4 will release on October 11th 2016. And Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the official cover art for your eyes to feast on (above). Here’s what Microsoft said on their official website:
Gears fans, mark your calendars, as the next chapter in the Lancer-revving Gears of War saga is set to begin on Oct. 11 with the release of Gears of War 4.
It’s been almost a year since Gears of War 4 made its global debut at E3 2015, and today’s announcement is set to ignite a chain of upcoming revelations about what’s in store for JD Fenix and the next generation of Gears heroes.
Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of an epic new saga for one of gaming’s most celebrated franchises, as a new band of heroes rises to confront a fearsome new threat. Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Eager to get a taste of Gears of War 4 before October? Don’t miss the multiplayer beta kicking off this month!
Beginning on April 18, fans who’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will be able to join the beta on Xbox One, which will expand to all Xbox Live Gold members on April 25. For more information on what to expect from the beta, check out our recent announcement highlighting the full details, and stay tuned to Xbox Wire and GearsofWar.com for more exciting news in the coming weeks and months.
Xbox One is in dire need of some new exclusives and I think GEARS OF WAR 4 is landing at just the right time. This is one of Microsoft’s biggest and most popular franchises and it will be interesting to see if fans are still interested. Next generation Horde Mode anyone? Yes please.
GEARS OF WAR 4 smashes store shelves and digital libraries October 11th, 2016.