Replay ALL Gears of War Titles on Xbox One

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Huge announcement for all of you who are new to the Gears series or have traded in your 360 and upgraded to the Xbox One: You will be able to play the ENTIRE Gears of War series through Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility!  You will receive all 4 games when you purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

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On the eve of Xbox’s Gamescom presentation, The Coalition and Microsoft declared that we Gears fans will be able to relive all our favorite Gears of War moments on Xbox One. That’s right, players will soon be able to play Gears of War 1, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment on the Xbox One. Even better, you don’t even have to own any of the former titles, so essentially you can get 5 Gears titles for $40. Tokens will be sent out in waves for the collection and will be given out to those who play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25 and December 31, 2015 via Xbox Live. Also as a side note, it doesn’t matter if you pre-order the physical or digital copy.  Rod Fergusson states that it will be available to anyone that plays during those specified dates.

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As you scan your list of friends, you may see a few of them playing Gears of War 1 via Xbox One right now.  Don’t worry, your eyes aren’t fooling you, and you’re not as inebriated as you thought you were.  As of yesterday, Xbox Preview Program members are able to experience the original title a little earlier than everyone else.  The rest of us will be able to play it when it “generally becomes available” through the Backward Compatibility Program later this fall, according to The Coalition. The official Gears of War forums also note that you will be able to play with those who are playing the same title both on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Here is the official statement from The Coalition and Microsoft about this offer:

For a limited time, purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and get the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War collection for use on Xbox One!*

*Includes Xbox 360 titles Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment. Each title will work as part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program upon Backwards Compatibility general availability – expected fall 2015.  To qualify purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25, 2015 and December 31 2015. Xbox One, broadband internet (ISP fees apply) and Xbox Live membership required. Dates, content, and features subject to change. Not available in all markets. Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see http://www.xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility. Xbox 360 accessories and Kinect, and games requiring those accessories, are not compatible with Xbox One consoles. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console.

 

Sources:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility

https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/games/gears-of-war-ultimate-edition/backwards-compatability

https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/forums/1c0e371ac5e54e4bb619f2c05a05f519/threads/gears-collection-coming-to-back-compat-ultimate-edition/80f3904e-5048-4560-bb72-029d8fa02f89/posts

 

 

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