‘Gears Of War 4’ Review, Latest News & Update: Amazon Sells Newly Launched Shooter Game For $35 Ahead Of Black Friday

By Vittorio Hernandez , Updated Nov 24, 2016 10:36 AM EST

One month after “Gears of War 4” launch in October, Amazon is selling the shooter game for $35. The discounted price is for the physical Xbox One version of the game in the e-commerce site’s pre-Black Friday offer.

The digital version of “Gears of War 4” would sell for $36 on Xbox Live as part of its Black Friday sale, GameSpot reports. Also given a hefty price cut on Amazon and Best Buy is “Recore,” another game published by Microsoft, priced at $20 or half of the regular price of $40. Because “Recore” and “Gears of War 4” are Xbox Play Anywhere titles for PC and Xbox, buyers of the digital version on one platform would give the purchaser access to the other, plus progress and saves.

Performance Review

Hardocp, in a performance review of “Gears of War 4,” compared the Windows 10-only game that supports DX12 natively with seven video cards. The review attempted to discover which video card provides the best experience at 4K, 1440p and 1080p resolutions.

A third-person shooter game, “Gears of War 4” uses the Unreal Engine 4 that runs only in the DX12 API. As such, the player does not have the option to use the game in DX11, and whatever video card is used, it would run a DX12 code path.

Optimized DX12 Feel

While that feature of “Gears of War 4” makes the game less compatible to older PCs, it provides a complete and optimized DX12 feel game out-of-the-gate. There is no need to wait for a patch that could or could not show a performance advantage.

“Gears of War 4” got on Nov. 1 its 1st Title Update, large-scale updates which required downloads over 5GB. But the patch appears not to have made any performance changes, it only provided a lot of gameplay fixes.


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