Gears of War Ultimate Edition Will Unlock Entire Gears of War Collection for Free

Microsoft just announced that fans who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and play it on Xbox Live this year will unlock the entire Gears of War Collection through backward compatibility. 

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Topping news from Gamescom this week is an announcement from Microsoft regarding Gears of War. 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 of War collection on Xbox Live via backward compatibility.

All you have to do is play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25th and December 31, 2015, and the Gears Collection will be unlocked when backward compatibility launches in the fall. The games in the collection include the Xbox 360 releases of Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War Judgment. So, fans will be essentially get five games in one, although the backward compatibility games will not feature updated graphics for the Xbox One, but other features like DVR, snap, and screenshots will be supported.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition releases on August 25th.

Source: Xbox Wire

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      August 3, 2015 7:24 AM

      Pretty much going to have to get it now.

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      August 3, 2015 7:27 AM

      Great, I just canceled my pre-order.

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      August 3, 2015 7:31 AM

      Oh... Meh. Backwards compatibility. Hope that doesn't mean there are no plans to do proper HD remakes of 2 and 3 somewhere down the line.

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      August 3, 2015 7:33 AM

      Out of the park.

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      August 3, 2015 7:53 AM

      Any word on a PC release?

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        August 3, 2015 7:58 AM

        The Ultimate Edition of GoW1 is coming to PC, yes. But as far as I know, the backwards compatibility stuff is XB1 only.

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          August 3, 2015 7:58 AM

          Weak...we already got GoW1. :[

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            August 3, 2015 7:59 AM

            But this is THE ULTIMATE EDITION!!

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              August 3, 2015 8:03 AM

              Seriously, though, this is supposed to be more than just GoW with a higher resolution. New models, new graphic effects, improved controls various new goodies in multiplayer... But yeah, I'd really like 2 and 3. They're better games.

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                August 3, 2015 8:54 AM

                I'm sure their answer will be, "you get to play them streamed from your XBox One."

                Which is fine by me tbh.

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      August 3, 2015 8:04 AM

      Great idea to really use BC to their benefit. I'm tempted but I rarely replay games and the multiplayer never grabbed me.

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      August 3, 2015 9:34 AM

      I'm curious if this will be full games (as in, including the DLC etc.)

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        August 3, 2015 2:27 PM

        Pretty sure it will just be the base games, as they are essentially unlocking the 360 versions of the games for play on Xbox One. You'll need to purchase or already own the Xbox 360 DLC for each game in order to use it in conjunction with the games, just like you would on 360. This is not a GOTY repackaging of the older games.