Friday, 17 May 2024

April Cover Revealed – Gears Of War 4

In early 2014, Microsoft acquired the rights to the beloved Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, handing it over to a relatively new studio called The Coalition. Led by veteran Gears developer Rod Fergusson, The Coalition has been entrusted with continuing the legacy of the series. With little information released so far, we visited The Coalition’s office in Vancouver to dig deeper into the studio’s history, discover the future of the game’s universe, and get hands-on with some exciting new features.

Going Back to its Roots

In our 14-page cover story, we explore The Coalition’s dedication to preserving the essence of what makes Gears of War unique. We sit down with studio head Rod Fergusson and the rest of the team to understand how they plan to take the franchise 25 years into the future. Set in a world ravaged by massive windstorms that drastically affect the battlefield, Gears of War 4 promises to bring back the darker, horror-themed elements that fans fell in love with from the beginning.

Gears of War 4 Cover Image

Familiar Characters and Co-op Gameplay

We delve into the three new playable characters, shedding light on their backstories and motivations. Fans will be thrilled to learn that two-player couch co-op is making a return, ensuring that the camaraderie and intensity of the series can be shared with a friend.

Innovative Combat Mechanics

One of the highlights of our visit was experiencing Gears of War 4’s new close-cover melee system firsthand. The Coalition has introduced fresh gameplay mechanics to keep the combat engaging and dynamic. Prepare to engage in visceral and satisfying close-quarters battles like never before.

An Adventure Awaits

Gears of War 4 is set to launch exclusively for Xbox One later this fall. The full cover image gives a tantalizing glimpse into the thrilling journey that awaits players. Be sure to mark your calendars for this highly-anticipated release.


Q: When will Gears of War 4 be released?

A: Gears of War 4 is scheduled for an exclusive launch on Xbox One later this fall.

Q: Will Gears of War 4 support couch co-op?

A: Absolutely! The highly requested two-player couch co-op feature will be available in Gears of War 4.

Q: Can you provide more details about the new close-cover melee system?

A: The Coalition has introduced an innovative close-cover melee system that adds a new layer of depth to the combat in Gears of War 4. Prepare for intense and satisfying close-quarters encounters.


Gears of War 4 is shaping up to be a thrilling continuation of the beloved franchise. The Coalition’s dedication to staying true to the series’ roots, while introducing exciting new features, ensures that fans and newcomers alike will be in for an unforgettable gaming experience. Stay tuned for more updates on weapons, enemies, the history of The Coalition, and a roundtable with the game’s talented voice actors. Visit the Wqaindia hub for all the latest news and information on Gears of War 4.