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Gears of War Ultimate Edition - Announced for PC

At age 48 I finished a game in all difficulties.
Gears 5.
The last time I actually finished a game was sonic the hedge hog on Sega back on the mid 90s.

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CerebralTiger

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XBLA titles made their way on PC from time to time
The difference is that MS didn't have IP ownership over XBLA titles like State of Decay and Mark of the Ninja, nor were they developed in-house. Sea of Thieves is developed by an MS owned studio (Rare), and the IP belongs to MS. And although a 3rd party studio worked on Killer Instinct, the IP is owned by MS.

During the last generation, with the exception of the Fable 1/3 and Halo 2, a MS owned Xbox IP was never ported over to PC.

PC already has Gears 1 with the additional content that the X360 never received. So thats not even a new game.
Your point is valid in this case, although back then, MS did not own the Gears IP. So it's understandable how the first game originally made its way to PC a year after the X360 release. However, now that MS owns the IP, they didn't have to put the remaster on PC. But they're doing it anyway.

But then again, MS studios games have been released on PC in the past.
This is a bit of a vague statement. There was a time when MS studios only developed games for the PC, and there was no Xbox platform in sight. Things changed drastically since the launch of the X360, and now it seems like we're seeing a resurgence of PC support from MS.

So was Alan Wake, and Remedy had to self-publish it. MS had no intention to release it. Says alot about their stance.
Not sure why you're using their stance from the last generation to make an argument against their efforts today. The whole point here is that MS has changed its stance since then under a different leadership.

I think its a pretty good enough "excuse" to consider a PC release, keeping in mind the limited number of games and their success on consoles in general.
Limited number doesn't really mean that they can't be successful (e.g. FFXIV on PS4). Either way, if MS is actually getting one of its in-house studios to make a game that primarily has an audience on PC, doesn't this show you the console maker's genuine intent to support the platform?

We're not talking about SCE here.
I gave the example of SCE in order to point out that exclusive MMOs aren't non-existent on consoles, and MS could've done the same with Sea of Thieves if they had no intention of supporting the PC.
 

Necrokiller

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Not sure why you're using their stance from the last generation to make an argument against their efforts today. The whole point here is that MS has changed its stance since then under a different leadership.
The whole point is that this isn't the first time they have tried to convince us about their changing stance. "I'll believe it when i see it". Maybe it's different for you but what I see right now is not an encouraging start. I didnt diss MS for Gears Ult Ed, just that i don't expect this to be a turning point even keeping in mind the other news.

Limited number doesn't really mean that they can't be successful (e.g. FFXIV on PS4).
Could've been kept exclusive to PS4 or released on XB1 no? I guess even they thought the nature of the game lends well to PC.
 
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Journeys End

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Hmmm seems like MS doesn't mind its exclusives getting shared on Windows. Sea of Thieves, Rare's new IP, is also coming to PC.

I wonder how @Journeys End feels about this :p
what i feel is that the remaster should NOT be full priced since its just one game. as for exclusives, the first game was shared not long after its release on 360. unless this Ultimate edition has all 4 games, nothing has changed
 

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Maybe, if these recently announced xbox games sell well or even more on PC than they did on the Xbox, they will change their policy?
 

Necrokiller

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Maybe, if these recently announced xbox games sell well or even more on PC than they did on the Xbox, they will change their policy?
Theres no way this will sell more on PC. The sequels never came to PC so a mere remaster is not enough. This is where MS needs to go out of their way and show gestures of good will. Maybe a low price to begin since its a remaster and with a discount for people who own the first game. Things like that.
 

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this reminds me of that time when MS released Halo2, a far more significant decision, on PC to hype up their Vista launch. this is a temp phase and will die down after windows10 passes its first year of release.
 

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I remember Gears 2's exclusivity proving to be a system seller. It was a smart move by Microsoft teasing PC gamers by porting the original Gears over to PC back then.

Not sure what Microsoft is aiming at by re-releasing Gears 1. Are they counting on people to buy the Xbox One and emulate subsequent iterations on the console?
 

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Ok can any one tell me which GeoW games are included in this "ultimate edition". Because it is MS we're talking about, I fear that it only has GeoW1. But I just need to be sure.
 

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Guys downloading the gears ultimate edition on my console. It says something like till 22nd june. what does it mean? Can we play the downloaded beta till 22 june or can we download it till 22 june? anyone knows about it??o_O
 

faraany3k

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Played a few matches. I like how they have cleaned the graphics and 60 FPS is godsend.

Multiplayer has loads of issues right now but i hope it is limited to BETA.
 

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Played a few matches. I like how they have cleaned the graphics and 60 FPS is godsend.

Multiplayer has loads of issues right now but i hope it is limited to BETA.
How long can we play this beta?? is there any expiry of this demo?? thanks.
 

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yeah played the demo, the 60fps is doing wonders man ! i mean SUCH SMOOTH gameplay since played the original back in 2006 :p smoothy :D


the pro part the game is very smoothly done, i didn't encounter any much issues with the 4 maps i played in the MP and no bullet lag either as far as i played since the original had this issue alot

cons i still suck at it :p damn it
 

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[h=2]Gears of War Ultimate Edition won't include Horde Mode; here's why[/h]

Gears of War Ultimate Edition, announced at E3, is a major reworking of the first Gears game, replacing art assets, tweaking gameplay mechanics and generally adding a lot of new stuff to a game that's now 10 years old. But one addition that won't be coming to Ultimate Edition is the Gears series' popular Horde Mode.
At a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Gears of War co-creator and studio head of developer The Coalition Rod Fergusson confirmed that Horde Mode will not be part of Gears of War Ultimate Edition. He went on to list several major reasons for this decision, including the fact that the developer didn't want to turn Gears of War into one of its sequels, even if it took some gameplay elements from them.


"We didn't want it to creep too much into Gears of War 2 territory," Fergusson said.
Fergusson went on to explain one of the reasons Horde Mode was added to Gears of War 2 in the first place: The sequel also included a huge number of new enemy types. Without such variety of enemies to take on in the first game, Horde Mode would feel very limited by comparison.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition will still include some additions made popular in later Gears games. For example, Fergusson said that spotting enemies in multiplayer mode, a mechanic added in Gears of War 3, will make its way to Ultimate Edition.
"It reinforces teamplay in the multiplayer modes," Fergusson said.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition will be released for Xbox One on Aug 25 and will include access to a Gears of War 4 beta sometime in 2016. A PC version of Ultimate Edition has been announced, but no release date has been confirmed.
 
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