In another surprising Gears of War announcement, Microsoft has revealed that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will come with all four original Gears games for free. Of course, the other original titles won’t be receiving the same remaster treatment as the first game, simply being ported via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility.
Anyone who purchases Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One bundle that features the game will be eligible for the promotion. To take advantage, all that you have to do is play the game on Xbox Live between August 25th and December 31st.
Once you do you will find all four original Xbox 360 games will have been added to your account for access through Backwards Compatibility. As long as you are an Xbox One Preview member you can play them right as they become available, and the rest can get them when the program officially launches in December.
“All Gears of War titles will be supported on Backward Compatibility when it launches publicly this fall. This means if you own Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 or Gears of War: Judgment on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play them on your Xbox One and utilize some of your favorite next-gen features like Game DVR, Snap, screenshots and more. You can even keep all your previously-saved files, game add-ons, achievements and play with friends on Xbox Live no matter which Xbox console they’re on.”
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition arrives on Xbox One on August 25th.