Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. It is the fourth main installment in the Gears of War series, and the first entry not to be developed by Epic Games. The game was released worldwide on October 11, 2016.
The Coalition has finally revealed the game’s Xbox One X enhancements, and chief among them is the ability to play both the story campaign and Horde mode at a frame rate of “up to 60 frames per second (FPS).”
The frame rate of Gears 4 on XBOX ONE X is twice as good as seen on standard Xbox One or Xbox One S, where the campaign and Horde mode run at 30 fps in 1080p resolution. This is a much needed improvement, since most developers delivering enhancements like this tend to focus on smoothing out the frame rate rather than bumping it all the way up to 60 fps.
What’s new ?
The buyers who choose to buy the enhanced game will get a lot of good stuff to begin with 60 fps at 1080p resolution as well as higher-resolution textures and “some of the new enhanced graphical features available in Visuals mode,” according to The Coalition. The higher resolution texture and graphic details come with the price of 30 fps at 4K resolution that is quadruple times better resolution to that of 60 fps.
The list of graphical improvements:
- enhanced light shafts (aka “god rays”)
- dynamic shadows
- increased draw distances
- better reflections
- increased texture detail on character models
Gears of War 4’s competitive multiplayer mode & Versus mode will run at 60 fps in 4K resolution on an Xbox One X — with adaptive resolution scaling to maintain that frame rate — regardless of whether a player has selected Performance or Visuals mode.
The free Xbox One X update for Gears 4 will be available alongside the console’s worldwide launch on Nov. 7.