Cross-platform play has been desired by a considerable amount of gamers and The Coalition introduced Cross Play for Gears Of War 4 in January. However, the cross play for the game is only accessible in social games, but according to the developers, cross play will be available for competitive matches later this year.
The Coalition announced the cross play for competitive matches of Gears Of War 4 through its official blog, meaning the game lists will be available for both Competitive and Core game lists.
Core and Competitive are key experiences in Gears of War 4 that offer a more skill-based matchmade environment. While we know many of our players will enjoy playing against their opponents regardless of platform, we also know many of our players will want to ensure a level playing field – and that means keeping their opponents on the same platform as they are.
As such, later this year, we will be adding a new ‘Ranked Crossplay’ Toggle for our Xbox One players! Xbox One players will have the choice of playing with or without Windows 10 players in any Core or Competitive Playlist with this toggle – though Social, Competitive Warm Up and Special Events will always be Crossplay enabled regardless. As we want to make sure Windows 10 players can experience any Ranked Playlist, the toggle will not be available on Windows 10.
Also, Microsoft has confirmed the Japanese release of Gears Of War 4, which will launch on May 25, 2017, and the pre-orders for the game has already begun.
Microsoft has confirmed that Gears Of War 4 has managed to obtain a CERO Z rating for the game (18+, legally enforced) without any censorship.
Gears Of War 4 is a third-person action shooter developed by The Coalition for PC and Xbox One.