Aug 04, 2015 06:07 AM EDT

‘Gears of War’ Gameplay, Features & Release Date: Game’s Ultimate Edition For Xbox One Includes Entire Series; All Four ‘Gears of War’ Games To Return Through Backward Compatibility

As part of Microsoft's Backward Compatibility Program, the Redmond-based tech firm and developer The Coalition announced that all four "Gears of War" games will be included as part of the bundle package for the "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" for the Xbox One.

The bundle can be purchased through Xbox Live for $39.99. After buying the bundle, gamers will receive all the games from the Xbox 360 series, namely "Gears of War," "Gears of War 2," "Gears of War 3" and "Gears of War: Judgment" by playing the upcoming "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" anytime between Aug. 25 and Dec. 31 through Xbox Live, PC World has learned.

But aside from this, Microsoft will also include the series in its recently announced Backwards Compatibility program. This means that those who own the first four "Gears of War" titles for the Xbox 360 will be able to play them on their Xbox One console once the "Ultimate Edition" debuts this fall.

According to the Xbox official website, "Gears of War" will join more than a hundred games set to be included in Backward Compatibility, a program launched by Microsoft that will allow Xbox 360 games to run on the Xbox One.

Although the program hasn't been officially launched yet, Xbox One owners can already try out a number of Xbox 360 titles such as "A Kingdom for Keflings," "Alien Hominid HD," "Banjo-Kazooie," "Defense Grid," Geometry Wars: Evolved" and "Mass Effect."

Going back to the "Gears of War" franchise, the "Ultimate Edition" will serve as a remastered version of the first title, New Game Network reported. It will feature improved graphics, enhanced cinematics, modern gameplay and even new chapters. It is scheduled to arrive for the Xbox One console later this month.

But aside from the upcoming overhauled game, The Coalition is also working another installment in the series. According to Rod Fergusson, head of the studio, "Gears of War 4" will bring back the sense of mystery and fear into the gameplay, just like the first game.

"We're going back to something personal, intimate, dark and mysterious, being afraid of the boogeyman," he told IGN.

"Gears of War 4" doesn't have an official release date yet, but the game is expected to arrive next year.

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