Gears 5 is now available to pre-order on Steam

In an era defined by exclusivity, Microsoft is opening up.

Gears 5 is now available to pre-order on Steam

Gears 5 is now available to pre-order on Steam

During the company's Gamescom 2019 livestream, Microsoft announced that Gears (of War) 5 is now available to pre-order on Steam, opening up the company's latest PC offering in a time where the phrase "PC exclusive" has become all too common. 

Microsoft wants to make its games available to a larger number of gamers than before, and on PC that means two things. Xbox Game Pass for PC and the release of future Xbox Game Studio titles on PC platforms outside of the Microsoft Store. 

Gears 5 will not be locked behind Microsoft's Windows 10 Store, though an Xbox Live account will be required to run the game. Xbox Game Pass for PC users will need to utilise the Microsoft Store to run Gears 5.

On Steam, Gears 5 will cost £49.99 and will release on September 10th. Purchasers of the game's £69.99 Ultimate Edition will receive access to the game four days early and receive the game's Halo: Reach Character pack and 30 days of "Boost". Below is Gears 5's Horde trailer, which was released before Gamescom 2019. 

Below are Gears 5's PC system requirements, as currently listed on the Microsoft Store. 

Minimum Spec

OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0
CPU: AMD FX-6000 Series or Intel i3 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or Nvidia GTX 760
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11

Recommended Spec

OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel i5 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 970
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11

Gears 5 is now available to pre-order on Steam.

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19-08-2019, 16:54:15

Wish they'd move Gears 1 and 4 onto Steam as well, I have no issue actually playing it from the MS store but it's lacking a lot of features, Most importantly the ability to have your game in a folder/location of your choosing that remains intact through several Windows installations like Steam, Origin, GOG, Uplay etc... have had for years now.

If for any reason you have to do a clean wipe of Windows you have to redownload everything and for games as big as Gears 4, 120GB, That's a no no in my book.Quote

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