Microsoft Game Studios announces the PC edition of Gears of War is shipping, and
the brawny third-person shooter should be appearing on store shelves worldwide
Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the
eagerly-awaited “Gears of War” for Windows (Windows XP/Windows Vista) has
shipped to retailers worldwide and will be in stores this week. After launching
exclusively for the Xbox 360 last November, “Gears of War” is now bringing the
fight to Windows, featuring five new campaigns, new multiplayer modes and full
Games for Windows – LIVE support for online multiplayer gameplay sessions.
With the Xbox 360 version of the game selling more than 4 million copies to
date, “Gears of War” has been lauded by critics for its gripping campaign and
fast-paced multiplayer action. Windows gamers can look forward to the “Gears of
War” experience for the very first time, and will get to choose between doing
battle via mouse and keyboard, or using the Windows-enabled Xbox 360 controller.
From renowned developer Epic Games, “Gears of War” for Windows will engage
gamers in hyper-realistic combat, allowing players to fight for survival against
the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels
of the planet.
In addition to retaining all of the content from its Xbox 360 counterpart and
all previously released downloadable content (seven multiplayer maps and the
Annex game mode), “Gears of War” for Windows will feature exciting original
content, all-new Achievements to unlock and ultra-high resolution visuals,
including support for DirectX 10. Five new campaign chapters expand upon the
riveting story (including an epic battle with the fearsome Brumak), and the
action-packed multiplayer offering is bolstered with three exclusive multiplayer
maps, a “King of the Hill” game type and Games for Windows – LIVE support to
deliver online matchmaking for LIVE members. A new game editor will allow users
to develop an unlimited number of user-created levels with complete access to
the Unreal® Engine 3 Editor.
Players can get their hands on “Gears of War” for Windows for the estimated
retail price of $49.99 in the U.S. “Gears of War” for Windows is rated “M” for
mature audiences ages 17 years and older. For more information, please visit