Microsoft now has a final release date for Gears of War 4, the long-awaited next entry in the company's sci-fi shooter game series. It is now set for release on October 11 for the Xbox One console. Microsoft still plans to hold an multiplayer beta for the game on April 18.

Microsoft says:

Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of an epic new saga for one of gaming's most celebrated franchises, as a new band of heroes rises to confront a fearsome new threat. Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Gears of War 4

In addition, Entertainment Weekly has posted the final box cover art for Gears of War 4, which showcases the game's main characters, along with some of its weapons, including the new Buzzkill, and more. The game is available for pre-order at the Microsoft Store for $59.99, with an offer for a free $10 Xbox gift card.

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