Microsoft is re-mastering the first Gears of War game for Xbox One. And while the other Gears games won’t be getting the same treatment, you will be able to play them on the company’s newest home console.
An morning announcement from Microsoft says that people who get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition this fall will be able to play other games in the third-person shooter franchise:
By playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live from Aug. 25 through Dec. 31, 2015, you’ll get access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment in Backward Compatibility when it launches this fall.
All Gears of War titles will be supported on Backward Compatibility when it launches publicly this fall. This means if you own Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3or Gears of War: Judgment on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play them on your Xbox One and utilize some of your favorite next-gen features like Game DVR, Snap, screenshots and more. You can even keep all your previously-saved files, game add-ons, achievements and play with friends on Xbox Live no matter which Xbox console they’re on. For those of you in the Xbox One preview program who just can’t wait, the originalGears of War is available today in Backward Compatibility.
Note that the press release says you’ll need to have played Gears Ultimate by the end of this calendar year to unlock the other games. So that means no waiting until next year if you want the whole series on Xbox One.