Gears Tactics released earlier this year for PC and is fantastic. In my review, I praised the game’s unique strategic gameplay that manages to deliver a refreshing change for the series. The game originally launched only for PC with the Gears Tactics on the Xbox One planned to release sometime later this year. It seems the launch may be closer than we expected. The official Gears Tactics Xbox Store page has appeared and although there’s no release date yet, it gives us hope that the game may arrive soon.
The page allows players to pre-load a placeholder game title of 104MB which will update with the full game closer to the time of launch. Gears Tactics is expected to launch closer to the end of 2020 on Xbox One. In addition, the game will support Xbox Play Anywhere so those of you who already own it on PC will automatically unlock it on Xbox One. It will also support HDR and 4K on the Xbox One X.
The official description reads;
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Coming to Xbox consoles later this year, Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the first Gears of War. Cities on the planet Sera are beginning to fall to the monstrous threat rising from underground – the Locust Horde. With the government in disarray, a squad of survivors emerge as humanity’s last hope. Play as Gabe Diaz, recruiting, equipping and commanding your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon, the evil mastermind who makes monsters. Against all odds and fighting for survival, outsmart your enemy in uniquely brutal, turn-based tactical combat. Experience the intensity of one of the most acclaimed video game sagas in an exciting new way. [/perfectpullquote]