Gears of War: Ultimate Edition: Beta Findings and Fixes
From June 15 to June 23, The Coalition invited players to participate in an Open Beta for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Hundreds of thousands of you answered the call, logging over a million matches in a week. The most dedicated players played dozens of matches - one of you even finished over 500 games! From everyone here at The Coalition, thank you!
While we certainly hope you enjoyed your time in the Beta (and hopefully scored the multiplayer characters or one of the seven different weapon skins we awarded), we’d like to share some details on how you've helped improve Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for its launch next month.
Thanks to your feedback, the development team at The Coalition will implement the following fixes and improvements. Please note that this is just a summary, not an exhaustive list:
• Multiple fixes and tuning for the Gnasher Shotgun
• Multiple fixes for Frag Grenades, Boomshot, and Torque Bow
• Tuning for footstep audio and other sounds around a player
• King of the Hill improvements, including ability for The Coalition to adjust more settings for competitive play
• Removed active down from Active Reloaded Longshot sniper rifle and added/tuned active bonus for sniper bloom/aim.
• Bug fixes and tuning for skill-based matchmaking
• Tuned red/blue colours for team shaders (Locust/COG)
• Improved look of blood and gore in gameplay
• Improved game performance to reduce screen tearing
• Bug fixes and tuning for Controller Sensitivity Settings
• Various bug fixes on maps, weapons, matchmaking, audio, and controls.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launches August 25, and you can look forward to all 19 maps, all of the original game modes (plus Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill) split-screen support, party support, LAN support, private matches on dedicated servers, and more.
For more stats on the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta, and more ways to speak directly with the team, visit us at gearsofwar.com.
The Forza Garage is Now Open! New Car List Confirmations for Forza Motorsport 6
The Forza Garage is now open! At E3 2015, we pulled back the curtain on Forza Motorsport 6 for the first time, including revealing 117 of more than 450 cars that will make up the Forza 6 car list. Starting now and leading up to the release of Forza Motorsport 6 on Sept. 15, we’ll be revealing more details each week on the full car list for the game, including additional information on the new tracks being brought to the racing world. Today’s Forza Garage announcement kicks off with a bang with ten FIA Formula E cars making their debut in Forza Motorsport 6. The original 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E made its worldwide debut in Forza Motorsport 5 as a DLC car – this time, the entire field of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E season will be represented for the first time in a console racing game. Formula E is a new FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. The first race took place in Beijing in September 2014, the first of 11 races taking place in major cities around the world including London, Berlin and Moscow. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, compete head-to-head, creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans.
Xbox at gamescom 2015
A couple of weeks ago at E3, we gave fans their first look at the greatest lineup in Xbox history. We were overwhelmed by your amazing response, which is why we got right back to work on the next big event after we returned from LA. In early August, the collective eyes of the gaming world will look toward Cologne, Germany for gamescom, the largest consumer gaming show on earth. Xbox will be there in full force for a variety of events, many of which you can watch online if you’re not able to make it to the show. It’s going to be a fun, exciting time in Cologne, so we really hope you can join us either in-person or online. See you in Germany!
5 Reasons We’re Loving Batman: Arkham Knight
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Celebrate 10 Years of Racing with the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console
Xbox is excited to unveil the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the critically-acclaimed franchise and the passionate community that has been a part of the landmark racing series for the past decade. Featuring a racing-inspired design with iconic sports car styling and custom automotive sound effects, the Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console is the first custom console from Xbox with a racing theme. The bundle includes a 1TB hard drive, matching wireless controller with rubberized diamond grips, and a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 6 – the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation – all for $399 in the U.S.