Microsoft announced this week that Gears of War 4 has gone gold for both Xbox One and PC. That means the code has made its way through approval and has been sent off to manufacturing.
Gears of War 4 is the first new Gears game by developer The Coalition, the first Gears game built specifically for Xbox One, and the first Gears game to launch simultaneously on Xbox One and PC as part of Microsoft’s new Xbox Play Anywhere program, which has already seen ReCore and will soon Forza Horizon 3 as part of the program.
Gears going gold was apparently a big event that brought Microsoft’s Board of Directors to celebrate with Xbox boss Phil Spencer and Coalition head Rod Fergusson at the studio’s Vancouver, B.C.-based offices.
Gears of War 4 is set to sport split screen play on both Xbox One and PC, cross-platform play in cooperative modes, 4K-resolution graphics on PCs powerful enough to handle it, and of course a new story in the Gears universe for the first time since early 2013.
With the game having gone gold, fans can look toward the October 11 release date knowing the game isn’t going to see a last-minute delay.