Dev: Remaster Of Entire Gears of War Series For Xbox One "Wasn't Logistically or Physically or Technically Possible"
At San Diego Comic-Con, The Coalition, developers behind upcoming Xbox One exclusive "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition", revealed the reason behind why they didn't went for remastering the entire Gears of War series (like Halo: The Master Chief Collection) and instead choose the original Gears of War. According to details shared by a dev at The Coalition, the studio opted to stop at the remaster of first game becuse of lack of "time and resources".
When asked by a fan why The Coalition is remastering only the first Gears of War game? A Dev from The Coalition replied: "It's really hard work [to remaster an entire series]."
"It takes a long time. It took us in the end 16-18 months to do the first one, and to try and do three games... How many people would we need to have? It just wasn't logistically or physically or technically possible. For us it was really about what can we do, what can we focus on."
The developer also revealed that The Coalition's decision to remaster to only first Gears of War was a result of desire to get better acquainted with the franchise (because it's a brand new studio and had never made a Gears game before) so that work on Gears of War 4 will be a bit easier.
"We had a brand new studio which had never made a Gears game before, and having to go in and remaster--because we went right down to the studs of this thing--meant that everyone had to learn what it takes to make a Gears of War game. It was sort of this on-ramp to the franchise to get ready for Gears of War 4."
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is scheduled to launch on August 25 exclusively for Xbox One. Microsoft has bundled the game with 500 GB Xbox One and other extra interesting goodies for just $349, you can pre-order this bundle now via AMAZON.