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Maybe we will get some Gears4- :intel: from Game Informer tomorrow?

 

 

the part at the low right hand side could easily be the gears logo :walshy:

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Got some Gears 4 info from the Game Informer thing (that totally wasn't shamefully stolen from NeoGaf):

 

-2 player couch co-op (Online TBA)

-Set on Sera 25 years after Gears of War 3

-Imulsion weapon set off at the end of GOW3 killed off all fossil fuels

-Humanity has become an endangered species huddled in walled cities seeking shelter from devastating wind storms (as a result of the bomb & intense war aftermath)

-Called "windflares", sort of a melting of a hurrican and volcano

-4 categories of weather in the game: Start out as heavy breeze (trees, leaves, dust kicking up) and grow into violent category 3 windstorms that can affect combat and weapon usage

-Category 4 windstorms have you just trying to survive, super violent, dodging lightning strikes, etc

-Think of the wind when fighting: Putting the wind behind could help projectile travel, but fighting directly against the wind could throw bullets back at you

-Enemies also affected by the weather (which you could exploit and use strategically)

-"Outsider" camps outside of COG

-Heavy inspiration on the setting from Northern Italy (forests, forts, etc)

-Want to get back to the "intimacy" and "boogeyman" feeling of the original Gears

-Team settled on story that features 3 protagonists and stretches across a 24 hour span in game

-JD Fenix (main character) is Marcus Fenix's son

-JD: Joined the COG militia, classified incident forced him to AWOL

-Del: JD in the campaign, befriended him at boarding school (deep bond)

-Kait: Outsider, capable survivalist, shares Outsider perspective with JD/Del

-Story begins as their Outsider village is invaded by a mysterious new force; kidnapped

-The trio goes into the forest in search, wondering why only they were spared

-New enemy is called "The Swarm"

-After the war, too many Locust to bury so many were tossed into mass graves (our trio believe this new threat may be linked)

-First mission sets off with the trio in the forest, discovering giant cocoon-like pods, pale monstrous creatures erupt looking almost human

-These enemies are dubbed "Juvies" (harkening to their seemingly first evolutionary stage of a new enemy)

-Juvies can eventually evolve into "Drones" (homage to the trilogy), able to use weapons, seemingly the main enemy type

-Also experimenting with new enemies like the "Pouncer" (E3 demo)

-Pouncer switches tactics based on player (if you run out in the open, it shoots poisonous quills; stay in cover and it comes after you)

-New weapons like "construction based" tools repurposed for combat

-Wanted to revamp the cover system; can more easily mantle kick over any piece of cover & perform knife kills

-Can also perform a short distance shoulder charge, knocking enemies off balance

-Enemies can also pull players out of cover and perform their own takedowns

-Implementing dynamic cover (for example shooting enemy pods from ceilings in an otherwise open area)

-Big emphasis on multiplayer, saying original Gears development was 90% SP, 10% MP

-Want to meet needs of recreational players and esports players

-Acknowledges love for horde mode and promises fans won't be disappointed

 

No real MP info to speak of, unfortunately, but as someone who has never felt that strongly about the series one way or the other, I like what I read for the most part. I definitely like that they're going for a Gears 1 vibe, as I feel like something was lost in the games from then on.

 

EDIT: Link to the thread so I don't seem like an asshole http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1195149

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I don't understand developers reverting features or cutting things fans really love. As cool as everything sounds, going away from 4 player co op just flat out sucks and is disappointing to hear.

 

If it's because of technical reasons or needed to be done to meet certain performance thresholds, then that's bullshit.

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I don't understand developers reverting features or cutting things fans really love. As cool as everything sounds, going away from 4 player co op just flat out sucks and is disappointing to hear.

 

If it's because of technical reasons or needed to be done to meet certain performance thresholds, then that's bullshit.

offline Co-Op has always been for 2 players only, maybe online co-op will be more?

TBH I don't care if it's 2,3 or 4 player co-op, I'm just happy they didn't cut actual split-screen (unlike another well known xbox exclusive...)

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Hopefully the new Mantle Kicks & Knife doesn't spoil the usual CQC we all know and love and feels like Gears instead of more gimmicks like IMO the OG mantle kick (2-3 second stun was stupid)

 

I actually can't wait until gameplay and it's nice too see a more MP focused game from TC instead of the Campaign driven Epic Games series. 

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Beginning on April 18, fans who’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will begin to receive tokens in waves for early access to the beta. Following the conclusion of early access on April 24, all qualifying Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be invited to join the beta until it ends on May 1.  In addition, we’re extending the timeframe for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition players to qualify for early access to the Gears of War 4 beta from March 1 to April 11.  To qualify, just log on to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11 p.m. PDT, April 11.
 

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Loved gears 1. Hated gears 2, hated gears 3. Hopefully this changes that for me. I am pretty excited for this.

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traditional Lancer without wooden stock seems to be available as a customization option, the stuff on the left seems to be Map selection, Lancer selection, Gnasher selection and maybe knife selection?!

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Fuck man. I started working full time and battleborn beta comes out this Tuesday, then Dark souls 3 the following week, then the Gears beta, between all that May 3rd is around the corner and then Overwatch beta is out and what do you know Doom as well.

 

Where the hell do I get time for all this?

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If it's anything like UE's fake LAN then take it with a grain of salt. They've disconnected during LAN Tournaments.

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Holy shit this looks more like GoW1 than GoW2 and 3. Can't wait for the beta!

 

Really? I thought it looked more like gears 3 with the Omen shape, way you run and shotgun active reload bar.

 

Looks like you can play classic settings which means the game will be playable at some level at least.

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