New Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Video Focuses on Remastering Gameplay

Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition released on Wednesday a new behind-the-scenes video for the forthcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

The video, which can be viewed below, has members of the development team, including studio head Rod Fergusson, explaining some of the challenges in updating and refining the original Xbox 360 title’s gameplay for both newcomers and hardcore fans of the series.

“What you’re trying to do is tap into that nostalgia, but with all of the positives,” Fergusson said. “It’s finding the negatives of the nostalgia and trying to, you know, stand them down is really what we’re trying to do, as opposed to changing the game fundamentally. It’s meant to be ‘hey, it feels like Gears of War 1, but without the messy parts.’”

The Coalition’s video is the latest instalment in ‘Remastering Gears of War,’ a video series centring upon the development of the Ultimate Edition.

Recently, Microsoft and The Coalition revealed that development on the Ultimate Edition has been finished, following an announcement that the title has officially gone gold.

The Ultimate Edition, which was unveiled at Microsoft’s 2015 E3 press conference, will be running at 1080p and 60fps, features story content not included in the Xbox 360 version, alterations made to cutscenes, new modes, dedicated servers and all the DLC released for the original title.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is scheduled for release on August 25 for Xbox One. PC users are also expected to receive the Ultimate Edition at some point in the near future.