Aside from brand new titles, the Xbox press conference at E3 had a few things in store for the nostalgic crowd. The big wave came with the new Backwards Compatibility feature that allowed players to use their favorite Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One, including the popular Gears of War franchise. In addition, the first game in the series was getting its own remake called Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. However, Microsoft recently added a few more surprises to the remake.
Thanks to the Backwards Compatibility feature, buying Gears of War: Ultimate Edition between August 25 and December 31, 2015 will give you access to the rest of the games in the series. If you didn't have an Xbox 360 or didn't purchase the original games in their physical disc forms, the "new" title should have them as downloads.
However, Backwards Compatibility means that you don't really need Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, because the series was one of the most sought-out titles for Xbox One compatibility, and you can still use the original discs to play it in the coming months. (Hopefully, yours aren't scratched.)
If you do get the game, it's important to note that only the first Gears of War title is getting a remake. In addition to a graphical upgrade, it includes new maps, modes, a harder difficulty level and early access to the beta of Gears of War 4. The other titles are just the same Xbox 360 games that now work with the Xbox One.
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Why? A lot of reasons. PC gaming and Console gaming are 2 different beast. Most folks just want to put it in their console and play the game, not go through countless steps to ensure they're playing the most superior version. I own both an Xbox One and a gaming PC and I can attest that PC gaming is lot more "work." I spend more time configuring and optimizing than I do playing most of the time, but I enjoy it. Not everyone does though.
Point taken, but if you are catering to all kinds of gamers, even though your priority is console gaming, you could make those games available on the pc years later (like Alan Wake). It's been quite a while we had either of these games on PC, so if they try to port even one of those now, I think Microsoft ( or rather the developers) will produce a decent version.