The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta is running on the Xbox One at the moment so we captured a bunch of gameplay from the Gridlock and Canals maps and compared them to their original Xbox 360 counterparts.
So happy gears is back!!! Missed you old friend...
I'm going to go ahead and say it, but why does the xb1 version look flat and washed out compared to 360? Ground shots and walls on 360 look bumpy as anything whilst they look flat as a pancake on xb1. Seems weird
Yes I prefer from far the 360 version
It's less 'shiny' but I'm a huge gears fan and have been since the beginning and let me say, the xb1 version looks uber clean in person, just feel sad the beta is about to end.
@Orbilator It doesn't in person. I have the original on 360 and obviously the beta on x1, and I can say that the x1 is far cleaner with way better textures and lighting!! Then there's the framerate, it's just way better in every way. Love it!!!
It looks like they've upped the resolution, but taken some of the detail out.
Would be interested in seeing PC version instead... should be good.
Looking forward to this and Uncharted collection! Cause ya, I play re masters when they speak to me. Looking good too, it's funny he was trying to collect footage and kept getting killed lol.
Please don't take out the crab walk glitch...:)
It's already out. Glitches like that ruined gears for most of my freinds.. I hyped up gears MP with all my friends, and they all bought copies.. then they stopped playing after crab walkers and douchebags going "out of the map" would make a game of 5 rounds take like 30 minutes, and it also sucked when people would quit right when you are about to win. All these things are fixed, so, gears is back and it really IS better than before.
I like the original colour palette.
360 Looks better
Remember that the gameplay was recorded from the BETA, so this isn't final
Lol remember that the original came out how many years ago??? Any BETA from 2015 should blow it out of the water graphics wise. Ironically, i think the 360 version has better water effects hands down.
Just realized how great the original looked! It was light years ahead of anything out at that time.
First time playing gears on 360 was the "wow" moment of last gen for me.
You could argue that right now is the golden age of gaming, but having gears and halo 3 at the same time was something else. Two of the greatest multiplayer games of all time.
What this shows is that Epic were masters of using shiny surfaces and texture tricks to make you think you're seeing more detail than what was actually there. They both look good. X1 obviously has more detail, but the 360 holds up really well thanks to some smart work done by Epic. Pretty impressive that you even have to think about it.
And it's becoming a new trend. I don't understand why more and more games are ditching shiny graphics with heavy lighting and contrast. Now resolution is such a big deal that everything is made flat so you can see the textures better. But damn I love the lighting of the original gears of war.
This was rather a big disappointment.. The water my *&^%%%^%&*(.... it looks pathetic. Hope its only cause it is in beta! I own a ps4 and pc, but i'll admit that Gears of War on the 360 was one of my fav games (series). Gears of War on X1 should be awesome, just wondered if anyone can tell me?? Why are they not using Unreal Engine 4 for Gears of War 4??? I mean that engine is amazing! Well my 360 red ringed of death so I am happy with my ps4. If things go well and Gears of War 4 and Halo 5 are epic games, i might get me a X1 sometime too! Btw X1 fans or not, i hate this fanboy war. Both consoles are great, it's just we know the ps4 is better :P Jokes aside, Gaming is awesome, whether its on console or pc or mobile, except on my s4mini... I don't mind remasters, like TLOU was an epic remaster! This however at its current state, is bothering me.... At least the water is..... Anyways, hope I did not make some fanboys mad, all consoles are great, X1 or PS4 or 360 or ps3. Just enjoy games.
"just wondered if anyone can tell me?? Why are they not using Unreal Engine 4 for Gears of War 4??? I mean that engine is amazing!" they actually using Unreal Engine 4 for Gears 4 http://www.cinemablend.com/... and that’s why Gears 4 looked amazing at E3 Gameplay https://prodcmsassets.blob.... https://prodcmsassets.blob....
Thank you for the reply. Now I am extra excited! Guess I'll have to start saving for a X1 too! And yes, Gears 4 looks great, although I can't wait for more gameplay!!
holy shit 360 looks lot better on any frame of comparo here .. wonder if they swapped parts .. xb1 owner here....
People forget that Gears was the best in terms of graphics of the 360 last gen. No other game had better graphics on the 360 then this game. When it come out everybody was amazed.
Wasnt just the graphics that wowed it was the gameplay too. The level of detail in the gore and the lancer kills was unheard of, i remember my parents cringing lol Thats what put this game over the top
60fps feels amazing for this game but I'm a little let down that the game looks washed out on xbox one. I prefer the textures and lighting in the original... hope it's just a beta issue that will be fixed prior to launch.
doesnt really look worth a remake for christ sakes. Not garbage but dont see the value in this.
Beta was amazing but mostly bc of the gameplay and feele of getting gear on xb1 for the first time. The graphic will be upgraded by release for sure more blood and more detail. It runs at 1080 and 60fps so that is enough said in itself it looks amazing while running smooth. Cant wait for the release!
Gears of War looks better than ever. The beta was boss.
Agreed. the devs have done a great job porting it over to Xbox one.
The Xbox One version has better lighting also the 360 version was really dark, i guess it was done to cover up some poor details. Definitely picking this up cant wait to start the chainsaw duels.
i think ill just play the original one with this backwards compatibility, why spend loads of money on a remake that doesnt look miles better?
Was that confirmed for BC? That's a strange move by MS marketing team, I imagine they will tactically decide what gets given BC and what doesn't based on whether a remaster is coming out or if the game already exists on Xbox One (for eg CoD:AW)
it plays miles better than gears 1 one 360 - any fan of the first gears would be ridiculous not to take advantage of the improvements they made in FPS, connection, and movement/mechanics
I understand your point but gow UE will be full of players so you wont be stuck playing execution on gridlock over and over, dedicated servers so you wont have to put up with overpowered hosts, the pc content that us 360 owners never got and entry into the gears 4 beta. All in all its a good deal they might even release a dlc 5 months down the line.... Fingers crossed its operation midnight.
Good god, Gears of War 1 has aged incredibly well, wow! What game from 2006 still looks that good? Also, it's annoying that they've disregarded the original game's aesthetic in favour of the newer GeOW look. I felt this this way about GeOW 1 to GeOW 2, and my opinion still hasn't changed; the original had a subtly gothic (more obvious in some locations) and gloomy vibe quite reminiscent of a horror game, the new palette is too vivid and colourful.
Indeed, what you point out is some of the first things i noticed as well. It seems to be a thing to turn to more shiny colors instead.
All they needed to do was up texture resolution and improve the lighting. They have completely changed the feel of the enviornments, making them seem a lot more sterile. To be honest, I just want Hoarde mode back other wise the multiplayer game is just a playground for snipers and shotgun players. The machine gun is about as useful as making paper darts with damp paper.
xbox one definitely a lot sharper but i am surprised how good the original holds up.
May be a PS4/WiiU AND Xbox One owner soon, I bought a X360 back in 2008 for Gears, and since the original current-gen consoles are now very cheap, I may just pick one up. Love me some Gears.
That video doesn't show what the xb1 actually looks like as it's much better - that video does it no justice at all
Ediots! As an elite gears of war Plyer and fan, this is not a port of the original game from the 360.any true fan would know that. First of all, the gameplay is not the same,the game is hit detection,movement are all unbalanced.what's the sense of having dedicated servers when you get the drop on somebody with the shotgun and they turn around shoot you once and you die? The beta has a long way to go before it marches the perfection of the original. The sound effects are terribly off,the turn and movement speed is ridiculously slow and off,its hard to line up shots,due to the game unbalanced and slow reaction times and the hit detection a lot of times feels like you are shooting blanks.fix please. Also the gears of war three sensitivity is off and needs to go.bring back the low ,medium and high settings. As far as the gfx comparison go's it looks really good in person but watching this video on the web the 360 version looks better lol the beta looks brighter than the original but I guess at the end of the day in person it looks better than the original, at least in some areas.the water on the gridlock level looks fake on the one.
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