Gears Tactics is an XCOM-style tactical game set in the Gears of War universe, during the Locust Wars. The game serves as a bit of a prequel, following Gabe Diaz, the father of Kait Diaz from Gears of War 4 and 5. It examines some gaps in Gears of War's wider lore, namely how the Locust swarm gets some of their biomechanical horrors, such as the dinosaur-like Brumak tanks.
Gears Tactics launched initially on PC, garnering praise for its polished take on the popular XCOM formula. Absent, though, was the console version. At least, until now.
And in even bigger news...#GearsTactics comes to console on November 10. https://t.co/wRcrGWoFAKAnd in even bigger news...#GearsTactics comes to console on November 10. https://t.co/wRcrGWoFAK— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) September 9, 2020September 9, 2020
There's no information about how Gears Tactics will leverage the horsepower in the Xbox Series X, but we expect it to be similar to running the game on Ultra graphics on PC. Resolutions and frame rates per console have yet to be revealed, as well as whether or not it will grab ray tracing support in any form for the next-gen Series S and X consoles.
Gears Tactics will also be part of Xbox Game Pass, at no additional cost.
Hunt down monsters
Gears Tactics brings tactical, turn-based combat and marries it to classic, frenetic Gears action. Outfit your squad and take down a Locust leader creating monstrosities.
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