A Look Behind Recreating Gears of War’s Cinematics

Gears of War was one of the defining games last generation, paving the way for most modern cover based shooters. Due to its popularity, Microsoft isn’t only making a fourth (technically fifth) installment into the franchise, but they’re also remaking the first Gears of War with new visuals, gameplay tweaks and bundle map packs.

To get a good idea what has changed and what is being reworked, The Coalition has released a new behind the scenes video today showing the effort that has gone in redesigning the cinematics for the Ultimate Edition. The big emphasis here is on a certain character’s death relatively early on in the game, and how The Coalition wanted to it to feel more impactful. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be available August 25 exclusively on Xbox One.