The Biggest Challenge for Gears of War on Xbox One Was Maintaining 60fps – The Coalition

Lead designer says the Ultimate Edition “looks beautiful” at 60 FPS.

Posted By | On 22nd, Jul. 2015 Under News

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The Coalition may be hard at work on Gears of War 4, the highly anticipated sequel for the franchise which was only made possible when Microsoft bought the IP from Epic Games, but it first has to prove itself with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. The remaster/remake of the first game will be out next month for Xbox One and will serve as The Coalition’s first step towards properly recreating the Gears of War experience.

GamingBolt had a chance to speak to Peter, lead designer at The Coalition, about the biggest challenge in developing the game for Xbox One. Interestingly, that would be getting the game to run at 60 FPS.

“It was fine but just like any other game project there are ups and downs. Technically speaking, the biggest challenge was maintaining 60 frames per second. Maintaining all the visual effects and lighting effects [at 60fps], I mean it looks beautiful when running at 60 fps.”

Thus far we’ve been impressed with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, particularly with the recent multiplayer beta. Let’s hope the full game can live up to its goal when it releases on August 25th for North America.

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  • Michael Norris

    I will buy this for Pc never played Gears before should be quite fun.

  • The Green Ranger

    Day one buy. Gears made me an Xbox gamer after PS2 and I haven’t looked back. Can’t wait for this!

  • Fayz VI

    as a gears fan from the start this remaster looks ugly, from a technical standpoint the only great thing is higher texture resolution & 1080p 60fps.

    but from an artistic standpoint, it doesn’t even look like an unreal engine game, the beautiful visuals are no longer their, no blur effect, texture choices are ugly, i preferred the original gears of war 1 look & feel. this game made me feel that resolution upgrade is not everything

    • V3

      That was multiplayer. The graphics are better in campaign and the game runs at 30fps to exploit that. Campaign always looks better than mp in Gears.

    • Fayz VI

      gow1 mp still looks amazing.

  • andy

    And on Xbone even after all those much talked about reassuring SDK updates, we know this is a massive deal………………….on an ancient Unreal 3 engine game. D’oh.

    • doplerradar

      You do realize that Unreal 3 is the same engine that Batman Arkham Knight is on. The game is actually praised for its graphics.

  • hiawa23

    I am still playing Gears 1 2 3, so definitely getting, this..

    • otherZinc


      Yep! Same here. I can wait to play the 5 new stages in Gears Ultimate.


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