If you’re one of those people that decided to buy the original Gears of War on a PC instead of on the Xbox 360, you probably were disappointed when news came out that no other games in the series would be coming to the PC on account of poor sales. The Gears of War 4 PC version, however, will not have the same fate.
According to Rod Fergusson, the head of the game’s developer studio The Coalition, the PC version of the game won’t be neglected in favor of consoles like the other Gears of War games were. According to him, the game’s failure was due to being thought of as primarily a console game, and thus few PC players bought it.
However, the Xbox Play Anywhere Program, which just started last week with the release of ReCore, has given Gears of War the opportunity to have a good Gears of War 4 PC port.
The program allows select games on both the Xbox One and PC to be able to be played on either platform, seamlessly, with no loss of performance which allows you to take them on the go, as long as you have a Windows laptop that can run the game.
There will be limits, however. According to Ferguson, while PC gamers do normally have better experiences due to the better ability of PCs to run games at a higher framerate and resolution, Fergusson has also said that the Gears of War 4 PC version won’t be broken in order to give gamers a better experience. It will be smoother and better, but won’t have anything that’s exclusively for PCs to make it special.
Gears of War 4 will be coming out for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on October 11, next month, so if you’re one of the many players interested, you don’t have very long to wait.