Gears of War 4 certainly rocked the house during Microsoft's E3 press conference yesterday, with an extended gameplay demo. Not only that, but there was confirmation that a limited edition controller would be released, and that the game would be an Xbox Play Anywhere title.
But, there was a little tidbit of information that the publisher didn't share.
It turns out that - much like with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - if you purchase Gears of War 4, you'll get the complete Gears series for free via backward compatibility. So, that's Gears 1, 2, 3, and Judgment. That's a nice deal if you're missing any of the set, for sure. The offer is good for a "limited time" but there's no confirmation on how long it'll last. If you're picking up GoW4 on day one though, you're set for sure.
The information was confirmed by The Coalition's Rod Fergusson via Twitter:-
Gears of War 4 launches October 11th on Xbox One and Windows 10. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, if you buy it on one platform, you'll be able to download and play it on the other, carrying over your achievements and save progress. Niiiiiiiice.