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Gears of War 4 E3 Demo Includes Explosive Combat and a Huge Surprise

In less than four months, a new Gears of War saga will kick off with the launch of Gears of War 4 on Oct. 11. Today, we’re thrilled to return to the Xbox E3 stage with the first look at co-op gameplay in a new section of the campaign. The demo features JD Fenix and his friends Kait and Del as they fight for survival against ferocious new enemies amidst violent wind flares that bring new dynamic gameplay as they rip through the lands of Sera and alter the battlefield.

Tip: Make sure you watch until the end. 😉

Gears of War 4 takes place in the course of one night as JD, Kait and Del embark on a desperate mission to rescue the ones they love and discover a monstrous new threat. It’s a game that’s more intimate, but at the same time more epic and intense than any previous Gears game.

For co-op fans, we’re also excited to confirm that Horde mode is back and it’s leveled up!  With new classes, skills and abilities tied to cards and more, we are confident this will be the Horde mode that everyone is dying to play with friends. Additionally, Gears of War 4 will feature cross-play on Xbox One and Windows 10 for all co-op modes (campaign, Horde and Co-op Versus), and 4K support for Windows 10. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you’ll receive both versions of the game with a single purchase, and be able to switch seamlessly between them through our shared progression system (enabled through cloud saves).

In addition to these features, Gears of War 4 will include split-screen and online co-op, an awesome new arsenal of customizable weapons and characters, 60 frames-per-second Versus multiplayer on dedicated servers, all-new maps and game types, deadly close-cover combat moves, stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4 and more!

Our studio team of passionate Gears fans has been working for years to craft the absolute best and most feature-rich Gears game we can imagine. Today’s demo is just a glimpse of what’s in store, and we can’t wait to see to hear your feedback and cross Lancers with everyone on Xbox Live when the game launches this October.

Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm! Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and @GearsofWar for more updates throughout the week.