We all know that the original game of the legendary Gear of War series is due to be re-released as a fully remastered Xbox One title, but unfortunately, the other three games; Gears of War 2, 3 and perhaps the best of the series Gears of War: Judgement (inside joke) will not be getting the same treatment… As of yet anyway. Fortunately however it was recently announced that all 4 games will be playable on the Xbox One, thanks to backward compatibility.
Microsoft made the announcement this morning:
“By playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live from August 25th through until December 31st 2015, you’ll get access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgement in Backwards Compatibility when it launches this fall.”
And the good news didn’t stop there, Microsoft also stated that preview members on the Xbox One have access to the original Gears of War from TODAY, meaning if you’re part of the preview program then you can turn on your console right this second and enjoy some classic Gears of War action.
“All Gears of War titles will be supported on Backward Compatibility when it launches publicly this fall. This means if you own the games on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play them on your Xbox One and utilize some of your favorite next-gen features, like Game DVR, Snap, Screenshots and more. You can even keep all your previously-saved files, game add-ons, achievements and play with friends on Xbox Live no matter which Xbox consoles they’re on. For those of you in the Xbox One preview program who just can’t wait, the original Gears of War is available today in Backward Compatibility.”
It is worth noting that limited period of time however, basically all it means is that you’ll have to purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition before the end of the year if you want to be eligible for the additional freebies.