Gears of War 4 kicks off an all-new saga for the gritty third-person shooter, taking place 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3. Players will assume control of JD Fenix in the campaign, tasked to find out the origin of the latest threat facing the humans of Sera — the twisted Swarm.

Dan played versus modes, several hours of the campaign and Gears 4's fresh take on Horde mode. Here's what we talked about.

Jez and Dan discuss Gears 4 with gameplay footage

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Gears of War 4 is shaping up to be one of the biggest Xbox One launches ever, with positive impressions across the board. Can Gears of War 4 live up to the hype? Stay tuned for our full review shortly to find out.

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