In recent years, Xbox fans have become accustomed to simultaneous releases on Xbox and PC. That didn't quite happen with Gears Tactics, as the turn-based strategy game released on April 28, 2020, with an Xbox One release reportedly coming later. With the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S arriving in November, will the console version of this Gears of War spin-off be ready by then?
The Xbox team has confirmed to Xbox Wire that Gears Tactics will release for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on November 10, the same day the Series X/S launches. As with all first-party Xbox titles, Gears Tactics will take support the Smart Delivery feature between the two generations and the game will be available to all Xbox Game Pass subscribers. On Xbox Series X, Gears Tactics will offer 4K resolution at 60 fps.
Along with the console release of Gears Tactics will come a big update that adds new features to all versions of the game. will have to hijack and control enemy units.” The update will also introduce the Deviate enemy type, along with new Supreme gear to counter Deviates. Finally, the update will provide an “optimized experience” for controller users.
Cross-saving between the Xbox and PC versions is possible, meaning you can track your progress on the Xbox Series X version from your PC save. The exception is if you're playing on the Steam version of the game, which doesn't support cross-saves and is outside of the Xbox ecosystem.