A 2015 Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition Purchase Offers Full Collection


One of the biggest surprises coming out of E3 2015 was not Shenmue III, Final Fantasy VII Remakenor The Last Guardian being announced. Something nobody saw coming was the Xbox One offering backward compatibility for Xbox 360 games, both on digital and physical games. Because of that announcement, it raised some questions about Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and the series’ standing on the Xbox One. The Xbox Wire has answered those questions today, revealing that those that buy the Xbox One remaster this year will own the remaining Xbox 360 games for use through backwards compatibility.

The promotion runs from pre-orders now through to December 31, 2015, and requires users to play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition between August 25 and December 31st at least once. By doing so, your account will have access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgement through Backward Compatability. This means that players can check out the differences between the remaster and the original straight from the same account once BC becomes available during the fall. Game DVR, Snap, screenshots and other Xbox One features will be supported.

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Just in the same way that Sony remastered a last-gen classic for new users on their most recent console, so too does Microsoft with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. With the prevalence of released upgraded versions of games released years ago, it will be interesting to see if the Xbox One’s inherent advantages that come with being able to play old games on the new console will have drastic changes to the current market share of 8th-generation console sales. At the very least, Microsoft is taking advantage of the popularity of the entire series while pushing Xbox One owners to get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on August 25.

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