Gears of War 4 PC Port Almost Confirmed By Greenberg, Defends New Strategy of Releasing Exclusive IPs To PC/XB1


It seems like we have finally received an official confirmation from Microsoft about Gears of War 4 coming to PC as well. Speaking to our friend at Gameblog, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg hinted indirectly that a PC version of Gears of War 4 is also in development at The Coalition. Now the only thing we need to see is whether the launch of PC version of Gears of War 4 will be alongside Xbox One version i.e. on the same day or few months later.

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When asked by the new strategy of Microsoft related to release games on both Xbox One and PC, Aaron Greenberg has this to share (translated from Gameblog Interview):

“Our business is not to prevent players to play the games we create. What we really intend to do is to make sure that our games are utilized by the greatest possible number of gamers. Doing so allows the games to enjoy a greater success and in turn, it allows us to reinvest this success into new titles. When you think of something like Quantum Break, being able to offer the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 helps Remedy and that helps us. This is the vision.

That said, as the first party we will continue to invest in the creation of great console exclusives like Gears of War 4, ReCore, Halo Wars 2 and similar titles. We believe in building one big ecosystem of games.

We know that many play on console and we will continue to offer them great games. And there are many games that can be played at the same time on the Xbox One console and PC. Take something like Quantum Break and say “if you pre-order the digital version on Xbox One, you get the Windows 10 version for free”, gamers gain a lot with that.

The saves are shared, you can continue on PC exactly where you left on the console. There are several benefits at this level for players. And we know that there is a large ecosystem of players on PC that have not been able to play our games thus far. For us, the idea is to make a bigger ecosystem and allow gamers to play titles on the devices they already own.”

Aaron Greenberg mentions Gears of War 4 as the console exclusives and then went on to pair it with Halo Wars 2 and ReCore, both of them have been officially confirmed for PC.

Earlier, two big video game publications IGN and GameSpot have listed Gears of War 4 for PC, and when asked about the listing they termed it as a human ERROR and rectified it. Now it seems like correction were done by them at the request of Microsoft.

Are you happy with this new strategy of Microsoft? Share your opinion with us in the comment section below. I think Spencer’s Attention is needed on these two things: Is XB1 Not A Profitable Platform Now, Why You Stopped Caring and Believing In It?