After the official announcement of the Xbox One S, Microsoft brought studio head of The Coalition Rod Fergusson on stage at their E3 press conference to talk Gears of War 4, and announce it’s coming to Windows 10 PC. When brought digitally, Gears of War 4 will be the first game to mark the beginning of the ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ initiative, bringing Xbox One games to PC at no extra cost.
Before diving into a new co-operative demo, Fergusson also revealed that Gears of War 4 will support cross-play across both Xbox and PC in its campaign, horde mode, and multiplayer. This is the first big Xbox title to fully support cross-play, something Xbox hinted at with Quantum Break releasing on PC, and the incredibly successful Rocket League opening its servers up to all platforms that wish to support the feature.
The voice of Kait, Laura Bailey, then joined Fergusson on stage to shows off brand new co-op gameplay. In it saw brutal new executions, a new weapon called the Buzzkill that fires spinning blades, and various environmental interactions. The game looks gorgeous running at 1080p, 30fps and you can check out the full demonstration below.
In other Gears of War news, Microsoft also unveiled a new Gears of War themed Xbox Elite controller coming in the not to distant future, and the appearance of General Raam from Gears 1 in Killer Instinct as a playable character. You can get your hands on the series’ next entry 11 October.