Gears Of War 4 Dev Says PC Port Of Xbox One Exclusive Is A Possibility

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 2:30 PM
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Okay, they’re dropping like flies now. Just a week after Aaron Greenberg, Xbox’s marketing head, teased as much, now The Coalition’s Rod Fergusson has provided the strongest hint yet that Gears of War 4 is hitting PC.

During an interview with Game Informer magazine, Fergusson said a PC port is certainly “a possibility”. It comes just a matter of days after Greenberg said “as a first party we will continue to invest in the creation of great console exclusives like Gears of War 4, ReCore, Halo Wars 2 and similar titles. We believe in building one big ecosystem of games.

That phrase ‘console exclusive’ is getting bandied around all the time nowadays, and typically it’s used when a game isn’t actually an exclusive but rather only available on a single console as well as PC. Both Halo Wars 2 and ReCore are confirmed for PC, so from Greenberg’s wording it stands to reason Gears of War 4 is next in line.

It’s all part of Microsoft’s overall plan to unite the Xbox and PC Windows 10 ecosystems, amplified by the cross-buy deal available for Quantum Break.

Should Gears of War 4 actually come to PC that doesn’t leave much from Microsoft that isn’t coming to both platforms. Quantum Break, ReCore and Forza Motorsport 6 Apex are all confirmed, while Forza Horizon 3 and Scalebound are heavily rumoured. It’s great news for PC gamers, even if they are locked down to the controversial Windows 10 Store for the time being.

At this stage though, where's our Halo 5? Microsoft still doesn't seem to be backing down from keeping the Master Chief as an Xbox One exclusive but it could make a huge splash should it arrive. 

Gears 4 then, ready to take the fight to the Locust Hordes? Could this be a gaming worth using the Windows Store for? Let us know!

 

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11:23 Mar-11-2016

Microsoft is willing to shut down studios with zero notification, betray xbox console owners, and monopolize the pc market at the same time! DON'T TRUST THEM!

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17:22 Mar-10-2016

It should be "console port is a possibility"! #PCFTW

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15:52 Mar-10-2016

If it's to be Windows Store exclusive, then they can KEEP it on the console for all I care. Just my honest opinion here.

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08:05 Mar-11-2016

i still think being released on the windows store is a half win.of course it would have been much better if they'd released it on steam.

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15:46 Mar-10-2016

They are playing with our emotions

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15:41 Mar-10-2016

I gotta admit, that is probably the best (and the sneakiest) "Carrot on the Stick" trick Microsoft has ever pulled!!! ....and the funny thing is they're likely to make it happen too!! O.o

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15:21 Mar-10-2016

Is Gears of War any good? Never played it

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15:44 Mar-10-2016

I never played it either, mainly because I never had an Xbox, but it never really got my interest.

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16:03 Mar-10-2016

fun games when you do story and co-op.single player is still fun. i havent played online yet only cuz i want to burn through the single player game again.

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14:54 Mar-10-2016

Ten years ago GOW was fun especially playing with a dude coop but that was about it. But not anymore. Especially when we get this Win 10 exclusive and Windows store BS!

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14:53 Mar-10-2016

As consoles become more and more like PC's, we should be seeing a bigger range of PC ports coming out. Exciting news!

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15:22 Mar-10-2016

They are still quite far from PCs hardware and architecturally-wise

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17:08 Mar-10-2016

No way man. The gap between consoles and PC will only get bigger with Pascal, Polaris, Zen and Kaby Lake

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17:38 Mar-10-2016

Perhaps if you are talking about performance, yes I'll agree. However, I'm talking about the makeup of the console. The latest generation runs on an x86 processor, the same as PC's do.

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18:11 Mar-10-2016

architecturally, the latest consoles are pc hardware like zero said. they are basically 8 core apus from amd that run x86/x64 instruction sets. no idea how people still dont know this but its been public knowledge since the console hardware was announced. even the nintendo nx is going that route instead of still using power pc.

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19:02 Mar-10-2016

Even though they are "x86-64", the way the hardware works is different (memory architecture, CPU/GPU bus, the dedicated volumes of memory they have which eliminates data copying and, hence, allowing more efficient memory use) etc

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