Play Gears of War 4 today with early access

Laurent Giret

Following the publication of the first reviews yesterday, the critically acclaimed third-person shooter Gears of War 4 is finally available to play on Xbox One and Windows 10 today for those of you who pre-ordered the game’s $99.99 Ultimate Edition. Other Gears enthusiasts will have to wait for the worldwide release of the game on Tuesday, October 11th to join the party.

Gears of War 4 is the third Xbox Live Anywhere game to be released after other Microsoft Studios titles ReCore and Forza Horizon 3. As a reminder, this new initiative allow gamers to buy a digital copy of a game and play it on both their Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with shared progress and achievements. For PC gamers, the Windows 10 version of Gears of War 4 will feature an additional bonus as it’s the only version of the game which supports local multiplayer.

In a new blog post on Xbox Wire, the Xbox team emphasizes that multiplayer is definitely one of the game’s main highlights. “Whether you enjoy battling the Swarm in co-op, fending for survival in the new Horde 3.0 mode or testing your skills in frenetic Versus multiplayer matches running in 60 FPS on dedicated servers, Gears of War 4 is the ultimate game to play with friends,” explained the team.

If you haven’t done it yet, we invite you to read our full review of the game over there. For those of you pre-ordered the game’s Ultimate Edition and already tried it, let us know what you think of the game in the comments!