Install sizes have been ballooning with the onset of 4K gaming, and the recently released PC version of Final Fantasy 15 may well top the lot. The 85GB base game combines with the 63GB optional high-resolution pack to make the install a whopping 148GB. Imagine downloading that on an old modem.
Xbox Game Pass gets Gears of War 4 in December, Microsoft has confirmed.
If you plan on downloading games onto your fancy new Xbox One X, be ready for some truly gargantuan file sizes.
You can play Gears of War 4's campaign at 60 frames per second - if you choose performance mode.
The Gears of War movie is still trundling forward and it's even secured a screenwriter.
It's a debate as old as video games themselves. Which is best? Mouse and keyboard or controller? Gamers have argued for years over the answer. Well, it looks like Gears of War 4 players will actually find out.
It turns out Gears of War 4's Gnasher had a strange problem that meant players would sometimes miss when it looked like the should kill.
Remember when Epic Games flew the Xbox 360 flag with Gears of War? Those were the days. Now we get Paragon (open beta), a not-bad MOBA; Fortnite (alpha), a base-building survival game in development for six years now; and a new, somewhat openly developed Unreal Tournament (pre-alpha).
Oh, and one other game, just announced: Battle Breakers. A turn-based tactical role-playing game for mobiles and PC, with cross-platform play.
Battle Breakers looks like typical mobile fare, with your team's heroes stood on hex grids on your side, facing off against enemies standing on hex grids on their side. There's an anime style and tone to the whole thing, with loud noises and flashy abilities. Do I sound old yet?
Former American football player and wrestler Lenwood "Hard Rock" Hamilton is suing the devs behind Gears of War, claiming that his likeness was stolen in the creation of the character Augustus Cole, aka the Cole Train.
Gears of War 4 launched second in this week's UK chart, behind FIFA 17 but ahead of a flurry of other new releases.
The Gears of War movie is back from the gutter, this time with Universal Studios producing.
Microsoft has released a gameplay video showing off the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4.
Microsoft has released another 10 minutes of Gears of War 4 gameplay, this time showcasing the third-person shooter at 4K resolution.
The video, below, runs through the Rescue chapter of the game. JD, Kait and Del are chasing an unknown enemy through an old COG fort and come up against two new Swarm enemies: Drones and Pouncers.
Meanwhile, Microsoft confirmed the minimum and recommended and ideal specs for playing Gears of War 4 on Windows 10 PC. Of note: you need a whopping 80GBs of harddrive space free for the game.
Two new Xbox One S bundles have been announced by Microsoft on stage at Gamescom, launching in Europe on the 22nd of September.
The console is bundled with FIFA 17 in a 500GB and 1TB version, retailing for £249 and £299 respectively. A month of EA Access is also included in the deal.
There has been no word, however, on any further availability for the Xbox One S 2TB edition before the Gears of War special edition launches, meaning it remains the best way to secure a 2TB console.
The upcoming Gears of War 4 will be one of the very first Xbox Play Anywhere releases, with digital purchases cross-playable between Windows 10 and Xbox One - but the question is, what exclusive enhancements can PC owners enjoy that leverage the more powerful hardware, and to what extent is the game customisable?
Tomorrow, Digital Foundry is running an exclusive tech interview with Mike Rayner, technical director for The Coalition, and he reveals some of the treats in store for PC users.
"Our focus on PC is to deliver a highly optimised, customisable experience first and foremost," Rayner tells us.
Microsoft's released new gameplay of Gears of War 4's campaign.
The video, below, confirms that daddy Marcus Fenix comes along for the ride during at least one point in the game. We only catch a glimpse of him in action in the gameplay, as the player is in control of his son, JD, throughout.
The video showcases the quiet/loud gameplay the Gears series is known for, with cover-based combat and environmental triggers.
The first custom bundle for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One S is Gears of War 4-themed.
Splash Damage, the maker of Dirty Bomb and Gears of War 4's multiplayer, has an unlikely new owner: a Chinese chicken meat supplier called Leyou.
UPDATE: Gears of War 4 director Rod Fergusson clarified on Twitter that for a limited time if you buy Gears of War 4 you'll receive all the previous Gears games for Xbox 360.
The Gears of War 4 season pass costs £39.99, Microsoft has confirmed.
Gears of War 4 has a release date - 11th October - and now it has a teaser trailer that sets the scene.
Gears of War 4 is set 25 years after Gears of War 3, and as such stars Marcus Fenix's son, JD. The trailer fuses JD's fight against a new enemy with a scene taken from his childhood, where Marcus plants a tree for his son. All this to a soul-destroying cover of Simon & Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence, which is only a key change better than the abomination that was the cover of Nirvana's Come As You Are Microsoft used for the Quantum Break TV ad.
"JD Fenix must embrace his father's legacy and battle a terrifying new enemy," reads the official blurb.
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.
Gear of War 4 will host a lengthy multiplayer beta next month.
Early access to the test will begin on 18th April for anyone who has played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10.
Players will be sent Gears 4 beta access tokens in waves beginning from that date.
Gears of War 4 is - currently - an Xbox One exclusive. But it sounds like that will change.
Gears of War 4 is set 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3 and features three new playable characters, one of whom is Marcus Fenix's son.
UPDATE: Microsoft has responded to Tim Sweeney's Guardian piece, insisting its Universal Windows Platform is "a fully open ecosystem".
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition comes with all the Gears of War games, Microsoft has announced.
Microsoft has announced Gears of War 4 and in the same breath unveiled gameplay footage.
In the video, below, we see two new characters explore a dark and creepy environment. There's wind, crumbling structures and a bit where some monster goop splashes on the screen. Nice! Then, the pair face off against huge and horrible monsters.
Traditional Gears mechanics are present and correct, including cover-based third-person shooting, brutal chainsaw action and barrel rolls.