Gears of War 5 Announced, coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

The Coalition has officially revealed Gears of War 5, a new entry into the franchise that promised to release on both PC and Xbox One in 2019 with full Xbox One X compatibility. 

Gears of War 4 is easily one of Xbox One’s highlights when it comes to graphical quality, using the Unreal Engine 4 to its fullest potential to offer spectacular visuals and stellar performance on both Xbox and PC hardware. 

With Gears of War 5, The Coalition has promised that the game will support HDR, 4K resolutions and a smooth 60FPS framerate, offering gamers both high-performance levels and high framerates, though it is likely that The Coalition plans to continue using variable resolution technology to achieve this on Xbox One. It is also possible that the game targets 30FPS on Xbox and will produce a 60FPS framerate on Xbox One X in some form of performance mode, much like Gears of War 4 after its Xbox One X patch. 

Keeping this in mind, it is likely that Xbox One X will support 4K resolutions and 60FPS, but not at the same time.  This will undoubtedly be the case if the game has a similar performance profile to Gears of War 4 and doesn’t target 60FPS on both Xbox One and Xbox One X.