Gears of War 4 to Release in October, Cover Art Revealed

Gears of War 4 to Release in October, Cover Art Revealed

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Gears of War 4 will release on October 11.

Microsoft announced today that Gears of War 4 will launch on October 11. The game, which debuted at E3 2015, was originally slated for a Holiday 2016 release, but was surprisingly pushed forward. Also today, Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover art for the game.

"'Weathering the storm' was sort of our line for the key art ... because we wanted that idea that the environment and the weather in particular is a big part of Gears 4 and how it affects the characters and the story and the gameplay," said Rod Fergusson, studio head of developer The Coalition. "Having the three heroes on there was important, and then allowing them to showcase what's new and represent themselves we thought would be cool."

The multiplayer beta for Gears of War 4 will open in early access, from April 18-April 24, for gamers who have logged into Xbox Live and played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on either Xbox One or Windows 10 prior to 11pm PDT on April 11. On April 25 everyone else will be able to hop in, assuming they are a qualifying Xbox Live Gold member. The beta will then run through May 1.

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Cover art, as revealed by Entertainment Weekly

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Holy generic stuff, that's an atrocious cover art. Not that it actually matters in the grand scheme of things but it's just so ugly in the most generic ugly looking way.

I have to agree with Jensen, this cover is a white and grey mess. Way too damn much going on to figure any of it out, and the main character doesn't look particularly compelling.

It's... actually worse than the original's cover art. I didn't think that was possible.

And what is the guy on the right holding? Is that supposed to be some kind of buzzsaw launcher? He looks like he's trying to barbecue ribs on a portable grill.

so much hate! come on guys i think its nice. its like a classic late 2000s shooter cover. and to answer youre question the guy on the right is grilling some steak. how do you think those gears of war guys stay so big? they gotta eat steak all day every day

Gears has never had really great cover art ("Judgment"'s is fine, but not noteworthy), and this game is no exception.

Oh well. It's better than 3's cover art which was a blatant copy of the first game's with a colour change.

I see Roid Rage Chris Redfield from Resident Evil 5 and onwards has found his true calling.

I didn't know the Gears of War lore found a way to weaponize a toilet. I might actually have to play these games now

Is it just me, or do they (they being the two dudes on the cover) seem a lot less roided out? I mean, they're huge, but in comparison to what I've seen of the previous games, it looks like they skipped leg, arm, and upper body day.

The Rogue Wolf:
It's... actually worse than the original's cover art. I didn't think that was possible.

And what is the guy on the right holding? Is that supposed to be some kind of buzzsaw launcher? He looks like he's trying to barbecue ribs on a portable grill.

To be honest the first thing I thought when I saw that launcher thing was "Is that a toilet?".

Clearly it fires flaming buzzsaws of death. The reason it looks like a toilet was a nod by the designers to the fact that the flaming part of the buzzsaw is excreta that has been lit on fire.

Bob_McMillan:
Is it just me, or do they (they being the two dudes on the cover) seem a lot less roided out? I mean, they're huge, but in comparison to what I've seen of the previous games, it looks like they skipped leg, arm, and upper body day.

Yeah that's kinda been the direction they've gone in since the third game. This looks like they took the armour from "Judgment" with the figures from "3".

So, who are those characters supposed to be?

It's still better then "Man walks slowly towards camera."
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