E3 2015: Gears of War Ultimate Edition coming to PC

The Coalition has announced Gears of War Ultimate Edition is coming to the PC.

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The Coalition has announced Gears of War Ultimate Edition is coming to the PC.

The announcement was made during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2015, although no release date information nor the potential of a beta was mentioned. At the time of the announcement, The Coalition's Rod Fergusson was invited to discuss Gears of War Ultimate Edition during a segment where DirectX 12 games were mentioned as well as Windows 10. It was suggested the game would support 4K.

The last time the Gears of War franchise was made available on PC was back in June 2007. Gears of War 2 was actually in development for the PC, but it was cancelled by its developers citing poor sales of the original PC version as well as concerns with piracy.

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    June 16, 2015 6:51 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, E3 2015: Gears of War Ultimate Edition coming to PC

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      June 16, 2015 10:39 PM

      Awesome, man I hope they do this for 2 and 3 as well.

      Love Gears have always been a fan, #1 is a classic.

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        June 17, 2015 3:51 AM

        I concur.

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        June 17, 2015 4:13 AM

        Agreed. Love them all and would love to chainsaw some grubs on my PC!

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        June 17, 2015 4:17 AM

        I wonder if they'll just release the campaigns for 2 and 3 as DLC for the ultimate edition? Because from what I understand they're bringing things from 2 and 3 and putting them into 1's campaign and MP.

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      June 17, 2015 4:55 AM

      Watch this ends up being the only Gears we see on the pc and it will be an ugly duckling available only via the Windows 10 store.

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        June 17, 2015 9:00 AM

        IIRC the original Gears of War was released on PC, and it was something dumb like GFWL Vista only, and no digital sales. So yeah, it'd be real shitty if Ultimate Edition is MS Store only, and no release for GOW2, GOW3.

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          June 17, 2015 9:06 AM

          It did support XP but everything else is accurate. I'm pretty sure MS will fuck it up just like Hydro Thunder for Windows 8.

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      June 17, 2015 6:50 AM

      FEEEEEEEEEK YEAH!!!!!!! Now we need Shadow Complex and RDR.

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        June 17, 2015 6:51 AM

        Wait, this is only the first one? :[ We already got that. :[

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          June 17, 2015 6:52 AM

          Yes exactly, it's fucking stupid

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      June 17, 2015 6:52 AM

      Fucking lame, I want the rest of the series you buttholes. I guarantee the "ultimate edition" for the PC version will be a lame upgrade from the release we already had and they will leave it high and dry just like they did before and NOT release the other games.

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        June 17, 2015 8:02 AM

        Why would they do that instead of just porting the Xbox One version? There are a lot of other changes beyond just making it prettier.

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          June 17, 2015 8:04 AM

          Your giving MS too much credit

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            June 17, 2015 8:30 AM

            And I feel like you guys are being way too negative here. I have to imagine just doing some touch-up work on the old PC version would be more effort than just porting the version they have stood up on the Xbox One. It would be like predicting the PC version of Killer Instinct is just going to be the original running in an emulator, there is little reason to think that way.

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              June 17, 2015 8:39 AM

              We'll see

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              June 17, 2015 8:41 AM

              Do you remember GFWL? Their attempt to make PC gamers pay for Xbox Live to play GFWL PC games online? I do. I also remember the original version of Gears for PC being a not-so-great port with control issues, very few options, and a ridiculously low FOV.

              I'm cautiously optimistic given the announcement of Killer Instinct for PC (I don't care about Gears of War at all). But I'm not cutting them any slack until I see positive results behind this latest effort to support PC gaming. If you want a counterpoint to this, go look at that PC gaming love-letter Gearbox put out prior to Borderlands 2. THAT is how you let people know you're properly supporting PC, and they delivered on those promises when the game released.

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