The Gears of War 4 team celebrates 'going gold' with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

The Coalition development team in Vancouver celebrated the milestone of its upcoming Xbox One-Windows 10 game Gears of War 4 "going gold" with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, among other execs.

In case you were unaware, "going gold" is the term that's used when a software product like a video or PC game is completed and the gold master disc copy is made so it can be replicated for shipping. In an Xbox Wire post. Microsoft stated:

The event was celebrated today by Microsoft's Board of Directors, who traveled to the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver, B.C., to help mark the occasion alongside Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, and Rod Fergusson, head of the Vancouver-based development studio The Coalition, responsible for the development of Gears of War.

Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson and Yusuf Mehdi, the Corporate VP of the division, also joined in the "gone gold" ceremonies. Gears of War 4 is due for release on October 11, and people who purchase the Ultimate Edition will be able to play the game a few days earlier on October 7. Gears of War 4 will also be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means that people who purchase the digital version of the game on the Xbox One will get the Windows 10 PC version for free, and vice versa.

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John Callaham