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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Gears of War coming to Windows

Microsoft announced this week that Gears of War is coming to the PC, which is awesome. Hopefully, they'll fix multiplayer by then, which is horrible. Anyway:
Microsoft Game Studios unveiled plans to bring “Gears of War” to Windows XP and Windows Vista gamers this year as Games for Windows branded titles with LIVE support.

We also announced that three top third-party publishers – Eidos, THQ and SEGA – are planning to release titles that take advantage of our online gaming service, Games for Windows – LIVE. This is just the start – we expect a dozen LIVE-enabled games on shelves by the end of this year. Anyone who loves first person shooters will be excited to hear that one of the bestselling Xbox 360 games of 2006, “Gears of War,” is coming to Windows with full support for Games for Windows – LIVE along with five brand new campaign chapters.

Those who enjoy first person shooters can’t wait for the action and stunning DirectX 10 graphics of “Crysis” and “Gears of War.”
Interesting. So...

- It's XP and Vista, not just Vista as one might have expected.

- It's a DirectX 10 title. But DX10 is not supported on XP.



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