Unless we are badly misinterpreting this Major Nelson tweet that never comes right out and says the thing it’s clearly intending to communicate, Gears of War 4 is coming to Xbox Game Pass.
The Xbox Game Pass service, which recently added Metal Gear Solid 5, Resident Evil, and Halo Wars to its already pretty strong selection of games, is going to feature one of Xbox’s 2015 tentpoles come December 1.
The tweet from Major Nelson below might not come right out and say ‘we are adding Gears of War 4 to Xbox Games Pass on December 1’, but we’re not even really reading between any lines to reach that conclusion (especially since the other Gears of War games are already on there).
— Larry Hryb #XboxOneX (@majornelson) November 15, 2017
That’s the Gears of War logo, and there’s four of them.
Gears of War 4 just got a big Xbox One X upgrade, so if you’ve picked up the new console iteration it’ll be a fine showcase of what the machine can do.
Xbox Games Pass, which costs $9.99 a month, gives you access to a constantly updating backcatalog of Xbox One and 360 games (and possibly original Xbox titles in the future, since they are now available too).
Gears of War 4 wasn’t quite as good as the original trilogy (2 remains the peak, at least when it comes to campaigns), but it’s still very much worth a look.