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Author: Joe Martin
Published: 17th Jul 2007
The PC version of Gears of War will include new singleplayer chapters and extra game modes, as well as a game editor.

The PC version of Gears of War will include new singleplayer chapters and extra game modes, as well as a game editor.
Man, we're tired of crappy console ports. It used to be that we could rely on companies to spend a decent amount of time rebalancing console games to work well on PC. Not anymore.

Still, at least PC owners can count on getting some extra content over their 360 cousins, as Microsoft has let slip is the case for the upcoming PC port of Gears of War.

New features and content for the multiplayer game will include new multiplayer maps, extra game modes and a brand new level editor. The singleplayer side of things will be bulked up by the addition of five new chapters, one of which reportedly involves fighting a Brumak.

Meanwhile, Mark Rein of Epic has hinted in recent interviews that 360 owners will have to cope without the new content as to include the extra PC content would require a patch significantly larger than all five updates combined that are currently available for the game.

Downloading an update of that size would mean leaving the Xbox on for a long time and, as we all know, leaving a 360 on for too long can be a risky business.

As for the matter of crossplay, referring to the ability for PC players to battle online with Xbox 360 gamers (and promptly trounce them with superior hardware and inputs), Microsoft has confirmed that there will be no such feature in Gears of War and the multiplayer with be only PC to PC or 360 to 360.

They have graciously opened the game to both Vista and XP users however, instead of leaving it up to crackers and hackers to open the compatability for XP for them. Nice of Microsoft to save the community some effort, eh?

The PC version of the smash hit game will be available later this year,




http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/07...ils_released/1


Sounds cool can't wait to see more!!!
post #2 of 16
i cant wait...as long as its not a crappy port

i may just sell my 360..
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Nice, can't wait. Too bad we can't own those 360 owners lol.
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post #4 of 16
def gonna pick this up. Hopefullly ill have my 360 so i can just use the controller.
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I get motion sickness playing most FPS games, but I will definitely stock up on advil for this release.
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Originally Posted by KingsidePressure View Post
I get motion sickness playing most FPS games, but I will definitely stock up on advil for this release.

wow im sorry man. I love fps.
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Cool!
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Looking forward to this.
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Why are the PC versions always way better... as long as Ubisoft doesn't do the port!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm still angry over Resident Evil 4...
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I'm so glad the devs for Gears weren't bastards, they decided to NOT follow Microsoft and make it compatible for XP AND Vista!!!
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