With the launch of this month’s multiplayer beta now in sight, Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition has set an official release date for the Xbox One shooter first revealed to audiences back at E3 2015.
Gears of War 4 kicks off an “epic new saga” on Xbox One this October 11, the studio announced today.
“Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of an epic new saga for one of gaming’s most celebrated franchises, as a new band of heroes rises to confront a fearsome new threat,” the studio wrote in a recent press release. “Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.”
The multiplayer beta starts later this month — April 18 for anyone who’s played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10. Meanwhile, April 25 marks the date all Xbox Live Gold members will be able to join in on the action without any prerequisites.
Some of the game’s first multiplayer details were revealed last month with news confirming that it will run at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers and will be *geared* towards eSports.
Here’s the official box art, as revealed by Entertainment Weekly:
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