Today, on the eve of Gamescom, Xbox and The Coalition are excited to announce that all fans who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, will be able to unlock the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
By playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live from August the 25th 2015 through to December the 31st 2015 you’ll get access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment in Backward Compatibility when it launches this fall.
In Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, you’ll get the complete remastering of the original game – painstakingly reimagined from the ground up with stunning next-gen graphics, recaptured and rebuilt cinematics, and modernized gameplay for an even better experience. Not forgetting new maps, modes and missions, early access to the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta, new Achievements, improved haptic feedback and an additional difficulty level making it a must-have for every Gears fan and part of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.
All Gears of War titles will be supported on Backward Compatibility when it launches publicly this fall.
This means if you own Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 or Gears of War: Judgment on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play them on your Xbox One and utilize some of your favorite next-gen features like Game DVR, Snap, screenshots and more.
You can even keep all your previously-saved files, game add-ons, achievements and play with friends on Xbox Live no matter which Xbox console they’re on. For those of you in the Xbox One preview program who just can’t wait, the original Gears of War is available today in Backward Compatibility.
As it was announced at E3 2015, Xbox One Backward Compatibility is all about giving gamers the ability to play the games they loved the most from both generations in one place for free.
This is just the beginning of the news we have in store for this week, so stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming out of Gamescom.