What you need to know
- Gears 5: Ultimate Edition is currently available, with the standard edition set to release on September 10.
- Digital Foundry is a team of specialists who take a look at the graphics and frame rate in video games.
- According to a technical breakdown, Gears 5 is a graphics showcase and features the best HDR implementation ever seen in a game.
- Gears 5 is available for $50 on Amazon.
When video games release, the team at Digital Foundry often does an analysis of the game’s technology: the graphics, the frame rate, and more are thoroughly examined. John Linneman, a Staff Writer at Digital Foundry, gave an impressive breakdown of Gears 5, talking about what The Coalition has accomplished with pushing Unreal Engine 4 across multiple modes in Gears 5. You can check out Digital Foundry’s full breakdown in the video below, though, do note that they show off all of the environments in the game, so you might want to wait if you’re extremely wary of spoilers.
One particularly noteworthy highlight is the usage of high dynamic range lighting (HDR). In his article, John states that “Gears 5 takes the crown as perhaps the best implementation of high dynamic range rendering I’ve experienced to date — to my eyes, it’s easily in the same class as the phenomenal Gran Turismo Sport.”
Gears 5: Ultimate Edition is currently available on Xbox One and PC, while the Standard Edition is set to release on September 10. As with all Xbox Game Studios titles, Gears 5 is included in Xbox Game Pass.
Bound by blood
Gears 5 promises to be the biggest Gears game yet, with five different modes and the most massive campaign of the entire series. With Campaign, Horde, Versus, Escape, and Builder all ready for players to dive in on at launch, there’s never been a better time to be a Gears fan.
Covered in ice
The best experience
Featuring the Omen submerged in ice and snow, the Gears 5 Limited Edition Xbox One X Bundle is available for preorder today. This bundle features the limited edition console, the Kait Diaz Limited Edition controller, and past games.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It’s ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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