Gears of War 4
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fans on PC don't have to wait for months for an often poorly-optimized port, or in the case of some installments, never receive the game at all. This time around The Coalition is doing it right by giving Gamescom-goers a chance to sit down at PCs located right on the show floor and play the Windows 10 version. Due to the nature of the information released, this article is tailored slightly more toward the Windows 10 crowd; the minimum PC specs have been released and the gameplay video shown was entirely captured on a Windows 10 PC. Even if you're not a PC gamer you can bask in seeing more campaign gameplay — or don't, as we've been seeing quite a bit of it and you don't want to ruin the whole story for yourself!
Clocking in at just over 10 minutes long, the above gameplay video was captured on a Windows 10 PC in 4K resolution with a NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU. The gameplay is from a chapter entitled "Rescue." Gears of War 4
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game running on the Unreal Engine 4 as opposed to Unreal Engine 3 and the differences are apparent, both on PC and Xbox One. If you're into the tech behind it all, Mike Rayner, Technical Director at The Coalition, did an in-depth interview with Digital Foundry at Eurogamer where he explains the differences, both big and small, between the two engines, which you can check out here
. All of these add up to what is being called "one of the most impressive-looking titles on Xbox One."
You can also make sure your rig is up to snuff in preparation for the October release by viewing the minimum, recommended and ideal specs for the Windows 10 version:
Gears of War 4 will be available on October 11th on Xbox One and Windows 10, with early access options available for some special editions