The upcoming Gears of War 4 is gathering attention and excitement. It is being developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One, and promises fans more features and improvements.
While the release date is set at October 11, 2016, there is still information about how the upcoming Gears of War 4 will be like, and so far there are few negative reviews. There is a lot of attention on the new and improved features that may make the player’s experience more exciting.
The story obviously continues from Gears of War 3. It is 25 years later, and J.D. Fenix, a new character, must follow in his father’s footsteps and battle a fierce enemy. There are two more new characters: Delmont Walker, his close friend, and Kait Diaz, who was born in wilder lands. All of them must work as a team and survive.
The game features terrible weather and events that test the characters. These events take place in a single day. An interesting fact is that some parts were influenced by Northern Italy’s geography and architecture, including Palmavera, a city with military strength and efficiency.
So what tools, and new features does the player have access to? Because the game is part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, the player has the choice to play it on a Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC. Of course, if desired, the player can play on both of them.
One of the problems with Gears of War multiplayer was that the player could find himself or herself taking cover, and the enemy would be there too. The player could fire a Gnasher, and then the enemy could fire too, and so the end result was no result, there’s was still a battle.
So what’s been done is that a new Yank and Shank move has been added. The player is able to pull the enemy out and perform a combat knife execution, which is considered a defensive move. Of course, its possible to counter this move, called the Yank and Shank. But if the timing is wrong, the character is dead and so it is important for the player to perform the move accurately and at the right time.
Besides the Yank and Shank, there are moves that can be used to defend or attack. When the player presses the ‘A’ button, players can crouch low and then move forward with lightning speed. This can be considered beneficial because if this move were combined with the weapons available, there is the possibility of a strong attack or a strong defense.
With these moves comes another feature: new weapons. These include this Buzz kill and Dropshot, which can target the enemy accurately because they can shoot around.
Furthermore, the promise of nicer graphics is another hot new feature. Improved lighting shows off the images, and texture quality is better. The player is most likely going to get a clearer picture so that he or she can plan better defense tactics. Reportedly Microsoft wants to make the game more realistic and so the faces now show more emotion, which may hint what the next move is.