[Message to Devs] Bring Gears Of War games on Steam

Dear The Coalition,

Please release all the Gears Of War games (GOW 1, 2, 3, Judgment, GOW: Ultimate Edition and GOW4) on Steam (with Windows 7 support) And I’ll buy it day one! :credit_card: :moneybag:

Thank you and all the best! :heart:


They have to be remade for them to work properly on PC and at a good performance level.

Nothing confirmed yet but I can see 2-3 getting a remaster soon.

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You won’t see any kind of confirmation for a long time IF they decide to Remaster 2 & 3.

Sure, I don’t expect to either :+1:

If they did, you would’ve heard about it by now or it would’ve happened already. Also, not sure if it is a good idea now either. imagine remastering them and having Gears 5 tank and gamers going back to 2 & 3? That would be devastating to TC.

I don’t see it like that.

They could do it in a couple years time.

Before 6.

After 5.

Rightly so. Just saying if they do it during Gears 5, then it’ll be a big What If you know? I’m just straight leaning towards it won’t happen.

It won’t happen around Gears 5 - it doesn’t make sense.

But a remake for next gen in a year or two with all the games would be amazing!

Then, 2-3 years after that, can switch to Gears 6.

But a Gears Fenix Collection would be very welcome in 2-3 years time.


Ahhhh indeed my friend. I’d buy that in a heart beat.


still crying over UE Win 10 XP bug

Let me upvote this thread.
OP you have my sword but Microsoft are being extremely shortsighted with the Gears IP on PC. They should have released Gears 2 and 3 on PC as soon as 2016 to drum up excitement for Gears 4 especially since it was exclusive to the atrocious Windows Store.
You know what to do when your platform is barely working as intended ? You put everything you have in actual content so people are still tempted to buy there in spite of the terrible (earned) reputation.

It’s baffling Microsoft can’t be ■■■■■ to straight-port Gears 2 and Gears 3, barebones DX11 with uncapped framerates ports would do just fine at this point.

Yet here we are. Wake up Xbox division, if you want Gears 5 to be a great success on PC it would make too much sense to release at least Gears 2 and 3 there, we can forget Judgment ever existed thank you.

The more noise the community makes the sooner The Coalition and Microsoft wake up and realize the situation.

“They have to be remade for them to work properly on PC and at a good performance level.”
No, absolutely not. They run on UE3 which is a very PC friendly engine, no remake necessary at all unless you discount the vast amount of quality UE3 ports of the past. Rocksteady pushed the Unreal Engine 3 to its limits with Arkham Asylum and City and those had great PC ports aside from the busted DX11 layer of City.

Microsoft have no excuse.

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Completely agree with you :handshake: I’d be very happy even with X360 ports

I’ll just leave some links for the devs -


I can only hope Microsoft and The Coalition are at least aware of all this.

It bears repeating; Gears 2 and 3 run on Unreal Engine 3 which is multiplatform by design. A PC version can’t cost the earth and no “remaster” needed, it would be appreciated but they shouldn’t feel they need to overhaul their entire graphics pipeline to release those games on PC.
There were plenty of quality UE3 multiplatform games on PC in the past, they ran well and were scalable.
I don’t buy the excuse of a technical barrier at all.

Most likely Microsoft does not realize PC gamers would like to play at least the mainline trilogy on one platform and Gears 5 coming to Steam is a great opportunity for them to make even more splash by releasing bare Gears 2 and 3 ports, while they are at it why not throwing the Ultimate Edition of the first one on Steam, the game’s out of support by now they would not have to support two versions at once which I understand is an additional strain on the team.

I feel like I’m making too much sense.

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It would be nice if The Coalition devs could at least take a look at this. It’s not a trivial matter.

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I’ve already sent them a message on twitter https://twitter.com/MannyCA05/status/1154469554120249345 and https://twitter.com/MannyCA05/status/1150360788240097280

+wrote a message to Phil Spencer :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank you. I truly wish there was a formal, respectable way to bring this to their attention. I dislike petitions.

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Considering that a million units of the Halo Master Chief Collection have sold on Steam I think it’s probably naive to think that doing a similar thing for the Gears franchise isn’t at least on the radar. Microsoft knows the many methods at their disposal for printing money, they probably just want to take their time and make sure they do it right. As a fan I can respect that and be patient.