Gears Tactics Launches on Xbox Game Pass for PC in April

Head back to the front lines at the dawn of the Locust War in the upcoming turn-based strategy game Gears Tactics, slated to launch on PC next month.

Gears Tactics is a fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set in the Gears of War universe where you play as defiant soldier Gabe Diaz, recruiting and commanding your squad in a world where you are outnumbered, fighting for survival in an effort to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters. For Diaz, building up his troops is a journey of leadership, survival and sacrifice.

The game is set 12 years before the events of the first Gears of War, where cities on the planet Sera are falling to an underground monstrous threat known as the Locust Horde.

The Coalition and Splash Damage built the next chapter in the Gears of War series from the ground up for the PC experience, considering all types of processing architecture.

“Not only did [Gears Tactics] have to live up to series expectations as a graphics showcase, it had to seamlessly scale across thin and light notebooks, ultra-powerful desktops and device configurations yet-to-come, including those featuring the Intel Xe graphics architecture debuting this year, …’ a press release said.

Microsoft and Intel announced earlier this week they had joined forces to optimize the game for PC, working together to ensure the game can run on the full spectrum of high-end PCs down to laptops and lower-spec machines.

Gears Tactics will launch on Windows 10, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC on April 28. Intel hardware bundles with the game will be available later this year.

If you pre-order or play the game before May 4 will receive the Thrashball Cole character pack, which includes Augustus Cole as a recruit and the Thrashball Armor Set with rare abilities.

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