Plus, an extremely neat throwback to the original trilogy.
The first game that Microsoft showed off at their E3 press conference today was Gears of War 4, which got an extended live gameplay demo. We got to see a lot of the game, including Marcus Fenix, who is apparently going to be in this game! Not as a playable character, though, but still- it’s a very neat throwback to the original trilogy, and for its fans.
The game itself seems… lukewarm? That was the only word I could find. It doesn’t seem as viscerally engaging as the original trilogy did, and it is definitely not a technical standout in the present context like the original Gears of War was. That said, The Coalition have said in the past that they are approaching this new game as a horror themed game, so who knows- maybe it’s just a game that doesn’t demo as well?
Gears of War 4 will launch in October this year, for Xbox One. It will also headline Microsoft’s Xbox Anywhere initiative.