Uptown Games are delighted to confirm that all customers that purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,will be able to unlock the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility for no additional charge!
“Gears of War” Backward Compatibility Q&A
Q: Which “Gears of War” games are coming via backward compatibility?
A: Fans who play “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” while connected to Xbox Live anytime between Aug. 25 through Dec. 31, 2015 will receive free Xbox 360 tokens for all of the previous “Gears of War” games (“Gears of War,” “Gears of War 2,” “Gears of War 3” and “Gears of War: Judgement”) once backward compatibility launches in the fall. In addition, they’ll be able to play all of the games on Xbox One for free when backward compatibility launches this Autumn.
Q: Do the tokens expire? Do I need to use the tokens by Dec. 31, 2015?
A: No, the tokens will last indefinitely.
Q: Do I need to have Xbox Live Gold?
A: No. Even if you have a free Xbox Live account, you can play “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” while connected to Xbox Live Aug. 25 through by Dec. 31 2015 to unlock all “Gears of War” titles via backward compatibility when the program launches this Autumn.
Q: How do I get the tokens? Do I get them right when I purchase the game?
A: Fans will receive tokens through Xbox Live messages once backward compatibility launches this fall.
Q: What happens if I already own one of the “Gears of War” games for Xbox 360?
A: You’ll get access on Xbox One to the “Gears of War” games you already own when backward compatibility launches this fall.
Q: How does backward compatibility work if I only own physical copies of my Xbox 360 games?
A: When you insert the Xbox 360 disc into the Xbox One optical disc drive, the Xbox 360 game will be downloaded and installed to your Xbox One hard drive. An initial download is required that will require an Internet Connection. You will need to insert the Xbox 360 disc in the Xbox One Console whenever you want to play this game.
Q: With backward compatibility, will I be able to play multiplayer on “Gears of War,” including co-op?
A: All gameplay modes for all “Gears of War” titles including co-op multiplayer, will work on Xbox One via backward compatibility just as they do on Xbox 360. Additionally, fans who play any of the “Gears of War” titles on Xbox One via backward compatibility can play with those who play the same game on Xbox 360.
Q: Why would I want to play “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” on Xbox Live for tokens when I can just get the titles via backward compatibly when it launches this fall?
A: By playing “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” on Xbox Live Aug. 25 through Dec. 31, 2015, fans will receive all “Gears of War” titles via backward compatibility, even if they do not own any of the games on Xbox 360.
Q: Doesn’t releasing the original Gears via backward compatibility dilute the value of “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition?”
A: “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” is a complete remastering of the original game – painstakingly reimagined from the ground up with recaptured and rebuilt cinematics, new achievements and modernized gameplay for an even better “Gears” experience. “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” also offers new features and content including modernized controls that have been re-tuned for Xbox One, new maps, modes and missions, access to the “Gears of War 4” multiplayer beta, new Achievements, improved haptic feedback and an additional difficulty level – it’s a must-have for every “Gears” fan.
Q: When you unlock the “Gears of War” series on Xbox One Backward Compatibility, will it include DLC from any of the Xbox 360 titles?
A: If you previously purchased the DLC, it will be supported in Xbox One Backward Compatibility. However, we are not gifting DLC as part of this package.
Q: What if I went back and bought DLC on the Xbox 360 version of the game?
A: Yes, if you purchase DLC for the “Gears of War” series, it will be supported in Xbox One Backward Compatibility.