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Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition Unexpectedly Released For Windows 10

by Mike Futter on Mar 01, 2016 at 03:32 AM

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The last thing we knew is that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was headed to PC sometime this spring. The flowers aren’t blooming yet, but the lancers are revving.

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 version as a surprise today. The game is available only via the Windows app store, as it is built on DirectX 12.

The $29.99 release supports 4K displays. Recommended requirements include an Intel i7 @ 4 GHz or an 8-core AMD chip, GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X, 8 GB RAM, and 60 GB of hard drive space.

[Source: Microsoft]


Our Take
Gears Ultimate was great on Xbox One (our review). If the PC port is sound, I’m interested to see how it looks cranking on a high-spec machine. My only confusion is the decision to release the game stealthily, buried amidst dozens of stories about other, newer games.