Gears Tactics to launch on November 10 for Xbox One, Series X, and S

Gears Tactics
Gears Tactics (Image credit: Microsoft)

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.

Microsoft just revealed that Gears Tactics will launch on November 10 for all Xbox consoles, lining up with the launch date of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

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.

Related: Read our Gears Tactics full review!

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