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!