The Gears of War series, from the original trilogy through to Judgement and then Gears of War 4 has long proven to be one of the Xbox’s most popular exclusive titles. This partnership with Eleague is surely intended to bolster the franchise further, enhancing its appeal to the ever-growing online and competitive gaming community.
Making Gears 5 the biggest instalment yet
It all started with Gears of War in 2006 on the Xbox 360. Not only was the game’s trailer incredibly enticing at the time, but the gameplay itself was deeply satisfying while working through the powerful storyline. The Gears of War franchise has remained a major selling point of the Xbox console, with the 2016 release of Gears of War 4 ranking as the Xbox One’s best-selling exclusive title worldwide, per Statista, in the year of its release.
Since the release of Gears of War 4, the eSports industry has exploded to become what is now reported by Fortune as being a $1.1 billion industry. The world of eSports has introduced a level of engagement for fans and players to the games that they enjoy, offering exciting viewing and the chance to win huge sums of money if a player is good enough at the game.
But it’s not just games that the industry appeals to; its massive viewership numbers have piqued the interest of third parties, from sponsorships and investments from traditional sports stars to new services catering to eSports fans. The increasingly popular industry boasts such a huge amount of appeal and legitimacy now that professional bookmakers can now offer their services to eSports fans, with eSports-specific bookies like Betway emerging to offer markets on LoL, DOTA 2, Rainbow Six, CS:GO, and quite possibly Gears 4 when its eSports scene is up and running later this year.
Xbox Live Gold members can play Gears Of War 4 and The Crew Standard Edition for free as part of this weeks Free Play Days event.
The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, April 25 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.
Grab a friend and play Gears of War 4 and The Crew 2 Standard Edition for free during the Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days event. Experience adrenaline-filled action as you take on the Swarm or the American motorsports scene. Learn more about The Crew 2 free weekend here.
Both games are also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.
Gears of War 4 is back for an Xbox Live Gold Free Play Weekend. Return to Sera and play as the next generation of Gears of War heroes. If you’re new to Gears, go experience the Campaign, compete in Versus or survive the Horde with friends this weekend only. If you’re a returning fan, check out the Gilded RAAM Challenge and earn a character skin you can take over to Gears 5!
Whether players are revisiting these iconic titles or experiencing them for the first time, they’ll see them with the stunning visuals only the Xbox One X can deliver.
Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code.
Check out an up-to-date list of all Xbox 360 games that have been Xbox One X ''Enhanced''.
When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and anti-aliasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S. Here’s how to access the setting. Note, once you change the setting, you’ll need to restart the game:
In the video games industry, it seems that although the most recognized brands such as Nintendo and PlayStation steal the attention of the world’s gamers with their products, Xbox becomes a serious challenger with a console that offers several interesting services: we’re talking about Xbox One S.
The console of the North American company has a possibility to be the best one. Xbox One is an ideal move for those who only wish to install the platform and start playing, without thinking of any excessive expense to buy a title. After all, now is the era of the Internet and if we don't have enough money to buy, we have more options. Curious? Just click here!
To note, Xbox gives the possibility to access a wide catalog of several successes, such as exclusive releases of most popular games like see Halo 5, the Gears of War franchise, State of Decay, or other classics and even sports ones. To use them, the games are installed on the hard drive and they can’t be played through the cloud like other options.
The advantage of Xbox Game Pass is to be able to subscribe for $ 6,990 per month, although first we have the option of a free trial of 14 days, so we can decide whether we need to take membership or not. On the other hand, one of the advantages of the service is to be able to have from the day of release the new titles that come from franchises that Xbox handles. In this way, we can enjoy video games such as Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, among others.
However, this platform is not the only platform capable of exploiting Xbox One S, because there are also other options to enjoy content through streaming with various applications such as Netflix or YouTube, or to play movies in 4K format, thanks to Blu-ray player enabling this technology.
The above is added value, because unlike competition, there is no console capable of displaying this type of content on discs with this format, except for services via an Internet connection.
Regarding low points, even though we have an extensive game catalog to take advantage of the devices, it's no less true that exclusive games present on Xbox aren't as much as what the competition provides, so if we search for products that point more to titles that can't be found in elsewhere, this console is not the best one, not considering that some games can also be achieved via PCs.
However, it is worth mentioning that the latter can be an advantage, because we have the Play Anywhere feature, which means that we can play launches and resume them from various platforms, either on the console or on the computer. As we can see, with Xbox One S we have advantages and disadvantages, but again, if we need a console that can cover many games, One S is the best.
It is important to note that the Xbox One S can upscale 1080p games to 4K - it isn't a real 4K console. The Xbox One X retains all the media sensibilities of the Xbox One S with an Ultra HD (4K) Blu-ray player, support for HDR content and Dolby Atmos.
Starting today, four new Xbox 360 titles will be enhanced for Xbox One X, which includes The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Forza Horizon, Fable Anniversary and Crackdown, the newest addition available now in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility library. We’re also excited to release a new graphics setting for enhanced Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One X to give you more control over your gaming experience.
Xbox 360 games that are enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count on Xbox One X. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. Today’s additions join the seven previously released Enhanced Xbox 360 titles like Halo 3, Skate 3, and Gears of War 3 for a total of 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games.
Here is the full list of Xbox 360 games that are in the Xbox One X Enhanced catalog:
When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and antialiasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S. Here’s how to access the setting. Note, once you change the setting, you’ll need to restart the game:
Press “View” and “Menu” buttons on the controller to pull up the Xbox 360 guide
Navigate to “Settings” blade
Select “Xbox One X Settings”
Select to optimize for “Graphics” or “Performance”
We’re thrilled with the continued excitement for Xbox One Backward Compatibility—the community has played more than 840 million hours of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. Preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA, which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. We’re excited to continue to deliver on our vision of compatibility and grow our current Backward Compatible library, which includes more than 460 Xbox 360 games, 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 titles, and 13 Original Xbox games.
Spatial sound is an enhanced audio experience where sounds can flow around, above, and below you in a three-dimensional virtual space that simulates a more realistic environment. Spatial sound provides an immersive atmosphere that traditional channel-based surround sound formats cannot replicate. Imagine playing Gears of War 4 and a Raven helicopter flies overhead. With surround sound, you’d hear the helicopter flying around you, but with spatial sound, you’ll hear it flying directly above you.