Gears of War 4, which I'm still a little miffed isn't just called Gears of 4, has been given a final release date, with The Coalition's continuation of the popular Xbox series coming on October 11th.

It'll be coming out just over five years after Gears of War 3 released in September 2011 (though let's not forget People Can Fly's 2013 series entry Gears of War: Judgement). A closed beta that shows a slice of the multiplayer - developed in part by Bromley studio Splash Damage - is rolling out on April 18th for those who played last year's Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and it'll be opening up to all Xbox Live Gold members a week later on April 25th.

The Coalition confirmed recently that split-screen would be present in all modes for Gears of War 4 in an interview with Game Informer (spotted by Gamespot), with the game's 60fps frame-rate in multiplayer taking a hit to some 30fps (the campaign is already confirmed to run at 1080p30). We'll hopefully have a little more for you on Gears of War 4 at some point next week.

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