Gears of War 4’s Campaign Runs at 1080p, 30 FPS, 60 FPS for Multiplayer; “Possibly” Coming to PC

If you’re curious to know how fluidly Gears of War 4 will run on Xbox One, The Coalition Studio Head Rod Fergusson answered that question today on Game Informer.

Fergusson mentioned that the game’s campaign runs at 1080p, 30 frames per second, while the multiplayer runs at 60 frames per second.

When asked whether the game will ever be released on PC or not, Fergusson simply answered “possibly.” If you want to play the game at higher resolution and frame rate on Windows 10, there’s a chance.

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  • Kylo Ren

    Hoping the campaign will be a bit longer than usual for Gears, with Fergusson saying the game takes place within 24 hours it makes me wonder how that will be handled for length of game.

    • crash bandicoot

      Yeah i might pick up an xbox for gears or a few weeks from now but i hope the story is not longer than 12 hours

      • Cole Train

        Gears is gorgeous…cannot wait for this one.

        • crash bandicoot

          Yeah cant wait to see another demo maybe in e3

          • Cole Train

            Yeahw…Multiplayer beta is this spring…either this month or early May. Need to have played gears ultimate tho. Quantum break April 5 looks fantastic if you get one.

          • crash bandicoot

            Yeah quantom break looks great definitely a goty contender

          • Cole Train

            Some good stuff for Xbox and Ps4 this year for sure. Peace out.

          • PorHawj2016

            i might getting xbox one for christmas and play this with quantom break too

          • PorHawj2016

            dark soul 3 ,gears of war 4, quantom break, uncharted 4, horizon, final fantasy xv are goty contender but i don’t know what game for Nintendo join GOTY contender. i am not sure about No Man Sky

          • crash bandicoot

            Legend of zelda

          • PorHawj2016

            remastered or new one ?

          • crash bandicoot

            New one if it comes out this year

          • PorHawj2016

            uncharted 4 will win GOTY easily but we will see what game win GOTY at PSX in December

          • crash bandicoot

            Psx or the vga?

          • PorHawj2016

            vga i think but both are on same day ?

          • crash bandicoot

            I think psx is after

          • PorHawj2016

            wondering what are new exclusive games does sony reveal during psx

          • crash bandicoot

            Yeah i hope thay have another great e3 this year im not expecting to much from psx last year wasnt that great

          • PorHawj2016

            yeah they reval new game for god of war : god of war 4 ? new game from Sucker punch, Sony Bend.. they announce release date for some games are GT sport, the last guardian, Horizon and Detroit become human

          • Andy Maas

            I’m not a big fan of final fantasy

          • PorHawj2016

            i am not big fan of Dark Soul series. i didn’t like those games very much

          • Agent HUNK

            get lost then

          • Andy Maas

            Nope not going to happen

          • Andy Maas

            Punks like u need to shut your mouth

          • Agent HUNK

            lol

          • Andy Maas

            If u a problem with my opinion don’t respond its that simple

  • sgt_hammertime

    day one pre-order looking forward to this game

    • PorHawj2016

      is it come out this Fall ?

      • http://www.nosalty.hu/ támadó mókus

        In the Holiday season.

  • greaterdivinity

    Still continually disappointed (and impressed, in a sense) at how games manage to not consistently hit 1080p/60fps on this generation of consoles.

    Not some kind of “PC Garming Mustard Lace” nonsense, but I was really hoping that 1080p/60fps would be bog-standard after a generation of primarily 720p/30fps games.

    • crash bandicoot

      I dont really care but it would be awsome if we can have an option to lower the resolution to play at 60 fps in games

      • Cole Train

        Yeah…native resolution is quite meaningless with the upscalers in these consoles. Halo 5 and Forza at locked 60 fps has been glorious. Frame rate much more important to me..

    • TallSilhouette

      Then again, top end gpus still can’t max several of these games at said standard stably. Software outpaces hardware.

      • greaterdivinity

        Top end GPU’s in general? Because that’s patently false in an extreme way. You don’t even need a top end GPU/CPU to get stable performance at 1080p/60fps.

        Software has been, and still is far behind the hardware curve for gaming in general. Hopefully DX12 can help alleviate that when games start taking advantage of it (especially on Xbox), but we’ll seen.

        • TallSilhouette

          What’s ‘patently false’ about a 980ti being unable to max games like AC Unity, Witcher 3, or the three year old Crysis 3 at a stable 1080p60? Did you even read my post or just make a knee jerk reaction?

          • greaterdivinity

            Unity was a /horrible/ port job at launch, but a 980ti should have no problems with it if it’s not being bottlenecked by the CPU, assuming Ubisoft ever bothered to address the performance issues. IIRC Syndicate, which is more graphically intensive

            As for Witcher 3, 980ti can definitely max it out with stable framerates, and Crysis 3 could easily be run stable at 1080p/60fps with well, well under a 980. http://www.gamersnexus.net/game-bench/2195-assassins-creed-syndicate-gpu-fps-benchmarks

            Some sauce. And remember, many of the graphical goodies available on PC are not included in the console releases (lower quality AA, lower quality tesselation etc.)

            I did read your post, and your post is incorrect.

          • Helder

            At launch maybe, because my GTX970 run AC Unity at 2560×1080@50fps. Only AA was not at max.

        • Joe Cool

          when you hit the 60 fps, does the game become more fun?

          • greaterdivinity

            For me? Yeah, it’s a better experience.

            60fps objectively provides a more smooth visual gameplay experience compared to 30fps – animations are smoother and more motion is captured/displayed.

  • Cole Train

    I know horde is coming but I need some details…how many players, day night cycle, weather effects random, etc. Same for MP. This game looking verrrrry niiice.

    • PixelEdged

      E3, wait for then.

  • TallSilhouette

    A nice compromise for games that want an epic SP and competitive MP.

  • R.K

    Gears is looking gorgeous already based on last year’s footage, not to mention weather effects being in game adds a whole variety to gameplay and graphics design. SUPER EXCITED for this one, gonna pre-order once the Beta hits

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    If they do the deal with getting the PC version if you buy it digitally on Xbox One like they did for Quantum Break I’ll definitely be doing that.

    • R.K

      Probably will do cross-buy, Microsoft is really pushing the Universal Windows platform

  • skratchy

    Possibly coming to PC? I’m going to take that as DEFINITELY coming to PC 😛

    • Joe Cool

      So are you getting the game?? : )

  • efnet

    They should go ahead and let me pay for it now because this is a definite day one but for me….

  • Subject_17

    Have to say I was blown away by GameInformers article in this months digital issue.

    Read the scans and I took nothing but confidence in what they are doing to make this Gears a much better game.

    It sounds amazing. They looked at everything analytically and built what seems to me as an really excellent sequel with much better storytelling narrative beats and characters.

    All of the ideas that they discussed sound brilliant.

    I’m super-excited for this.

    The new monsters sound so cool too.

  • mobkingDC123 .

    Same situation as uncharted 4 not bad except for the pc port

  • Pain Sama

    Let’s stop the bullshit we all know that it’s obviously coming to PC –“

  • RealityCheck2016

    The ‘Better’ PC Version for me then 😀

    • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

      Yep, PC version of games are always the better version.
      Of course if there’s a Based PS4 version then that version is automatically the most Based version.

  • Jamal

    good news

  • Agent HUNK

    Awesome , I cant wait !!!

  • Dark

    When they say 60FPS, do they mean a stable 60FPS experience or just “60fps™” with dips below 40? Because we all know that when a developers says that a game will be 60FPS on consoles it is rarely the case.

    The only example I could think off would probably be Halo 5.

    • sawao_yama

      Halo has a wavering aspect ratio that makes it look bad at times. I would have taken locked 720 at 60 fps than what they gave us.

  • Elleonska

    Might be coming to pc?? “Woomph there it is!!”

  • Blackzero123 .

    No reason to get an Xbox one then might as well as have a PS4 and pc or labtop.

    • Ritsuko Blue

      I disagree.

      • truthtellerdealwithit

        Ofc you do fanboy

        • Cigi

          Well looking at your history you are the worst fanboy out there.. Lol you are ridiculous. I really feel sad for you. That insecurity you most feel to be all over xbox news with your fud.

          • truthtellerdealwithit

            Awwwwwww, you mad you pathetic little lonely stalker? :)

          • Cigi

            You are a really sad person. Why don’t you just make love to your preferred plastic. Why do you insist on pissing all over xbox news that had nothing to do with you – why the insecurity?

            You are just one sad lonely existence. I really feel sad for you. I hope your sad life at some point will give meaning to someone.

            Your discuss history shows it will probably not happen anytime soon.

          • truthtellerdealwithit

            Omg you’re still stalking me. Poor sad little maggot xD

          • Cigi

            Do you wanna cry now

  • Top_Goner

    I don’t see any reason to buy xb1 anymore if this comes out in pc.

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5jO28ZrKVWSNCuSFRtSELA Paquetejaltes

      if you have a gaming rig then it doesn’t matter because you wont buy an xbox one because you are “Pc Master Race Bro…” but it is cheaper to buy an xbox one than to buy the video card alone to be able to run this in a pc

      • Kingdom17

        Em not necessarily, a GTX 750 Ti (A little more than $100) might be able to play it at low w/ some medium settings (I think its comparable in performance to the Xbox One) , but this assuming you already have a desktop PC with a decent CPU and a PCIe slot for the GPU. Though any other better GPU would require an PCIe power cable and most pre-built PCs come with the absolute minimal Power Supply, unless they are targeted for gaming, I think.

      • subbie

        Lol what nonsense. There are plenty of PC gamers that buy consoles as well. Being a part of the “master race” is just acknowledging that PC offers the superior gaming experience. It doesn’t mean refusing to play on consoles.

        And no. A $100 GPU will be able to run this game. A GPU that costs more than an Xbox One can max out any game at 1080p/60fps and the vast majority of games at 1440p/60fps.

      • Top_Goner

        I think i can find a decent video card on a price of an XB1 here in my country because XB1 is expensive here, it’s more pricey than it should be.

    • Stranger On The Road

      for the same reason you always buy a console: convenience, simplicity and affordability!

      • subbie

        Consoles are more expensive after just 2 years.

        • Stranger On The Road

          not really, even with the optional* online payment requirement, it will take many years before it becomes more expensive than a gaming PC.

          * not required for playing SP games, the ones I play :-)

          • subbie

            Yes, really. Games are cheaper as well. At least 10% but closer to 20% lower price for new titles, Steam sales, cd key websites, etc. I built my PC in April last year for €1200, I already saved over €450 through lower prices.

          • Stranger On The Road

            1) price of new AAA is the same between the PC and console
            2) you can buy the physical copies of games on the console from retailer who discount the games, plus you can always resell the physical copy.
            3) consoles also have ‘sales’, the concept isn’t limited to the PC.
            4) cd key websites, never trusted them and never will! I rather get the game straight from GoG instead of using them.

            I don’t know where you found 45 new AAA games since last year, but you sure like every genre if you really did.

          • subbie

            1) No, they most certainly are not.
            2) PC also has physical retail, physical retail is usually more expensive, and even if you sell the game you still spend more money. Unless you return it within a month or so.
            3) Not NEARLY to the same extent and with much more limited savings. Ever bought a triple A title for 4,99 on console?
            4) I had an invalid key once and I got my money back in 24 hours.

            I never said they were all new. The price difference in older games is staggering.

            Your last point is correct though.

          • Stranger On The Road

            well, I’m not sure which games you are looking at, but The Division is priced the same on all platforms, the same applies to when other AAA are released, like CoD, Watch Dogs and Dragon Age: Inquisition, just to name a few. Interestingly enough, the price of the physical copies drops down fast for the console release.

            As for buying a AAA game at USD 4,99. If they are old then they do exist, as I write this, Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed Blooklines are both priced at USD 4,99 on PSN US for the Assassin’s Creed offer. Not that I’ll buy such old games, especially when I already have it in a collection.

            And I don’t know about the physical copies of PC games that you bought, but every single one I bought in the last 10 years required me to active the game. And if my memory serve me correctly, the recent Fallout 4 release didn’t even include the game in the physical package, but the Steam key!

          • subbie

            Looks like they are the same price in the U.S. They aren’t in many countries though.

    • mwalker

      Microsoft doesn’t care. They get they cash no matter what. It’s called an ecosystem. Sony would do it to if they were able.

  • http://nocturnicwolf.tumblr.com/ Nocturnic

    30fps for single-player, but 60fps for multiplayer? Sorry, but I prefer to have a consistent experience, thank you very much. If MP can get 60fps, then single-player should.

    • Ritsuko Blue

      It was the same for the remake.

    • R.K

      Guess you won’t be buying UC4 then huh

    • Stranger On The Road

      the SP will have many AIs, bigger and more complicated maps; the MP will have people controlling all characters. Hence why they can get more frames for the MP.

    • JustGaming

      Frame rate sacrificed for detail in SP perhaps, whereas a smother frame rate was opted for in MP with a lower resolution or clooooooud poweeeeerrrr!!1!

      Sorry, couldn’t help it, it’s been a while.

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  • Nicholas Perry

    PC version? I’d be interested, but W10, UWP/UAP and how terrible GOW:U is with asinine system requirements, bloated install since they couldn’t be bothered to move the cutscenes back to real time that were changed to FMVs for the XBO version (“Due to time constraints”), and top of it all. Terrible performance and lacking basic PC game features thanks to UAP.

    Kindly sod off Microsoft.

    • sgt_hammertime

      Didn’t they say they’re going to change that and add the missing features to their UAP platform?
      Why are you acting as if you don’t know that already?

      • Kingdom17

        I really don’t know why people are getting into such a panic over UWP, I mean of course none of us want to deal with another GFWL. But the platform is still in its infancy, hopefully Microsoft learned their lesson with GFWL and UWP becomes more acceptable as its developed.

  • stopbeingafanboy

    Annnnnnndddd I’m going to wait to see if it comes to PC. I have no idea what Microsoft is doing putting all their exclusives on PC, but it’s not a good look. It may be good for them financially in the long run, but it also makes it harder for new perspective buyers to get an Xbox one.

    • Stranger On The Road

      simply put, they wish to compete against Steam and GoG, but gamers don’t bother with the Windows Store, the same way that the majority don’t both with Windows Phones. So the only thing left for them to to release Windows Store exclusives that gamers would want, but with almost all of their AAA exclusives being XB1 exclusives, they had to move those to the PC and put them on Windows Store.

      There is a lot of money in the PC gaming market and they just want a slice of that pie :-)

      • stopbeingafanboy

        I can’t hate on them for wanting to be financially successful, I just think their current decisions is going to hurt the Xbox brand going forward.

        • red dog

          The Xbox brand and the PC will become one platform.
          In the next generation, a game that runs on a PC will run on your Xbox…after all, X is 10 in Roman numerals…X(10)box/Windows 10
          So is this a bad business decision, for me, no, I do not own a PC gaming rig and I prefer to play my games on a console and have the smaller form factor of a console.

          • stopbeingafanboy

            I only say it is bad for the Xbox brand because by giving gamers a choice most will choose the best graphical version. Unfortunately for Xbox it is the pc. This will not effect the current install base, but future consumers may choose to just go the PC route because it is the better( for lack of another term ) version.

          • Kingdom17

            PC certainly is graphically superior, if you have a decent rig (which I think is most certainly worth the investment, $30-40 for new games, love it.) IMO it will only truly affect the Xbox Consoles if Steam Machines are built on a Windows OS (not even sure if that’s possible) and become more widely advertised. This is because the money they get is mostly from causal gamers and I don’t think most causal gamers are going to go through the hassle of researching PC components and building one.

          • Black_hammer35

            Everybody isn’t into the Pc master race crap. Xbox community is just as big and getting bigger. Microsoft and Xbox are one.

          • stopbeingafanboy

            I don’t do the master race mentality thing. I’m just making the point that these latest decisions do not reflect favorable for Xbox and potential buyers. Exclusives are definitely not everything, but offering them on two platforms will definitely make some just go get it on pc.

    • KashIsKlay

      I Know one thing. I’m not paying for xbox live if it’s free on pc. I think they could keep about 5 exclusives on xbox and make 5 exclusive just to pc. Mechwarrior comes to mind.

      Like car manufacturers may use the same motors in all their cars but they still have certain features you can only get with a certain model.

      • stopbeingafanboy

        Makes sense.

    • Black_hammer35

      Perspective buyers are not always into Pc games, Im one of them. I buying for the Xbox, and those that get it for the Pc good for you…Microsoft wins. people tend to forget Xbox is Microsoft and Microsoft is Xbox.

      • stopbeingafanboy

        I’m not saying ALL buyers and yes some will stick to Xbox. Yet there will be many who choose to get it on pc because it will graphically be the better version. If Microsoft expected to catch up to Sony this gen, these moves don’t help.

  • truthtellerdealwithit

    hahahaha

    • JustGaming

      Behave.

  • Cenk Algu

    lol people calling XO is weak but this 4th.exclusive game running at 1080p/60fps haha!

    • Cole Train

      Interesting how some consoles (ps4) can only handle 60fps at 900p.

    • KashIsKlay

      It was never weak. People just thought they could port over their shitty engines and expect it to work flawlessly.

  • Vergil Reinhardt

    If I was a smart man I’d hold off and wait for the superior PC version, but if it’s not released on the same day or even in the same week I’ll be going in on that Xbox One version. The only reason to own an Xbox for me.

  • Toru

    60 fps, presumably it will use 720 for multiplayer and 1080p 30fps for single player. or if they can menage to get 1080p 60 fps, then the graphic is will be horrible like halo 5

    • doplerradar

      It is 1080p in every part of the game. They can do 60 fps in multiplayer because there is less going on than campaign.

      Halo 5 graphics look fine.

  • Cole Train

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/gears-of-war-4-multiplayer-campaign-framerate-resolution

    Silky smooth 1080p 60fps gears beauty. So sad the pos4 can only manage 60fps at 900p.

    • PR Gamer

      Terrible trolling.

      Last of Us is 1080p 60, MGSV is 1080 60, Project Cars is 1080 60, War Thunder is 1080 60, MLB is 1080 60 and the list go on.

      • Cole Train

        Last gen Remasters, a static sports game and a racing game that wasn’t even close to a locked 60fps. Sorry guy pos4 has 0 current Gen games at 1080p locked 60fps. Its a weak turd…thats why uncharted is 900p. Try again.

        • PR Gamer

          Terrible trolling again. Picking on just 3 games, what happen to the others dude, ignored? lol! spin and spin and spin. Here are more BlackLight, Garden Warfare, CoD, Paragon…. you don’t even know what static means. And didn’t know you played gears 4 already to talk about locked. Say the guy who support a console still getting 720p 30fps games, dam roasted again.

          • Cole Train

            Must be why forza is 1080p locked at 60fps and driveclub cant maintain 30fps. Must be why gears is 1080p 60fps and uncharted is 900p 60fps. Look pal native resolution is all but meaningless with the upscalers these consoles have. But if the sheep like counting Ps have at it.

          • Nitre

            watch video and shut up for good about driveclub you uninformed troll!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD9JgorUkWc

          • Cole Train

            Awwwe mad sheep ? No thanks on either. Driveclub blows and its 30fps. Take a look at forza 6 metacritic score vs driveclub. Locked at 60fps and the best racing there is.

          • PR Gamer

            Don’t spin again, comparing totally different games, that isn’t the point. You running around saying CAN ONLY do it at 900p yet I give you examples you keep ignoring or looking for a way to get out, no dude. Stop the bs, period. Can’t maintain 30fps?, wrong again man.

          • Cole Train

            Track based racer vs track based racer. 1080p 60fps vs 1080p 30fps.

            3rd person shooter MP vs 3rd person shooter MP. 1080p 60fps vs. 900p 60fps.

            No spinning son.

          • PR Gamer

            Driveclub is an arcade classic racer, forza isn’t. Forza (the Motorsport series not the open world one, thats a different game) goes along the line with Gran Turismo. GT and Driveclub are nowhere near close. And Uncharted is an action 3rd person game not a shooter, gears is pure shooting. See the diiference? different games, different technology, etc

          • Cole Train

            Dont spin again

          • PR Gamer

            Just proof you how wrong you were again and thats all you have to say, nothing that makes sense. Nice contribution.

          • Cole Train

            I say u wrong
            U say me wrong
            I say u a pos4 humping sheep in an Xbox article.
            Nothing u can say matters.

          • PR Gamer

            Find me the rule where it says only xbox fans are allowed to comment on xbox articles. I’l be waiting.
            If correcting you from the straight air ball lies makes me a humping sheep then i wonder what you are, oh no i do not want to know is 100x worse i bet. Nothing you say matters either, your opinion or should I say stupidity don’t become more valid just because you like the xdone more than anyone.

          • Cole Train

            Okeedokee
            Me Xbot
            U sheep
            Gears is 1080p 60fps
            Uncharted is 900p
            Forza is 1080p 60fps
            Turdclub is 30fps
            Pos4 blows in my opinion
            Xbox blows in your opinion
            We are clear.

  • Nitre

    there is no better gif for this 😉

    http://i.imgur.com/qGtO4XD.gif

    • Cole Train

      If this game comes to MS’ windows store…you should buy it. You’ll be an Xbox/windows store customer. The more $ …the more games for Xbox windows PC. Its nice to have exclusive platforms in 2 markets. Comin aboard boy…maybe you can play some real games…not just uncharteds gimmick multiplayer at 900p.

    • PR Gamer
  • solid snake

    Every single XB1 game will come to PC, not only this one