Gears Of War 4 Will Be The Huge System Seller That The Xbox One Needs

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The hotly-anticipated Gears of War 4 was announced at E3 2015 and shocked many with the reveal of six minutes of tasty gameplay. After that, the game went on a hiatus and no new details were shed on the game for quite a while. However, recently the details have been flowing in at a torrential pace and it’s safe to say that from what we’ve seen and heard that Gears of War 4 is looking to be a return to form for the hugely popular series and perhaps even the huge system seller that the Xbox One needs.

There’s certainly no shortage of confidence with the Xbox team and new developers The Coalition who have already announced a release date of October 11th for the newest entry in the hugely popular Gears of War franchise. It’s no surprise that the series was hurt by the lacklustre Gears of War Judgement but Gears of War 4 and more specifically The Coalition look to be turning the ship in the right direction and Gears 4 is showing a lot of promising signs.

To spot this confidence look no further than the beta tests Xbox One owners will be able to enjoy as early as the 18th of this month as a sign of the faith that The Coalition have in their game. Holding a beta test 6 months before the game’s launch reflects how the team must have a lot of faith in the multiplayer portion of their game as it stands but also shows that they’re giving themselves a decent amount of time to make any necessary/fan-requested changes. This is an example of a beta test done right, unlike The Division which held beta tests so soon to the official launch that it was hard to imagine any significant changes could have been made.

Fans were also treated to the reveal just recently of the official cover art for Gears of War 4 thanks to Entertainment Weekly.

“‘Weathering the storm’ was sort of our line for the key art … because we wanted that idea that the environment and the weather in particular is a big part of Gears 4 and how it affects the characters and the story and the gameplay,” said Rod Fergusson, studio head of developer The Coalition, which took over the franchise when Microsoft acquired it from Epic Games. “Having the three heroes on there was important and then allowing them to showcase what’s new and represent themselves we thought would be cool.”

At the time of writing this article, fans have been teased yet again with a short teaser trailer of a full trailer that is set to hit on April 10th after the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead.

The Coalition have been in full force recently thanks in part to coverage from Game Informer in revealing new details about the upcoming Gears 4. Game Informer’s continuing coverage of Gears of War 4 has recently also unveiled some new details about the approach that Fergusson and The Coalition are taking the Gears of War franchise in. Gears of War 4 is set 25 years after 2011’s trilogy concluder  and stars a trio of new heroes – Kait Diaz, Delmont Walker and leading man JD Fenix, son of original trilogy protagonist Marcus Fenix.

When JD was young, he ran away from home in order to join the COG militia, only to get wrapped up in a classified incident that made him go AWOL. Players will learn more about the mysterious incident when they get their hands on Gears of War 4. JD Fenix is played by television actor Liam McIntyre of Spartacus fame.

Kait’s last name is Diaz, and she is a survivalist that lives outside the walled-cities where JD is from. Kait’s father died tragically years prior to the events of Gears of War. Kait Diaz will be played by Laura Bailey, known for her voice acting roles, including her work in Halo 5: Guardians.

JD and Kait will be joined by a third character that wasn’t featured  in the game’s reveal trailer at E3 last year. This new character is played by  voice actor Eugene Byrd, who recently played Marcus Boone in 2015’s Battlefield Hardline. Delmont “Del” Walker is JD’s childhood friend. Walker accompanied JD into the COG militia, and also witnessed the mysterious incident that sent them both fleeing from the military.

With Gears 4 shaping up to be a return to form for the hugely successful original trilogy, it’s also useful to look back at the success of previous games to gain insight into the possible success that Gears 4 will have. The Gears of War series has sold over 22 million copies to date, driving more than $1 billion in lifetime revenue. For comparison, this puts the Gears franchise on a level with another hugely popular franchise like Uncharted, but is still short of Halo’s overwhelming success. During the last generation Gears of War was considered one of the Xbox 360’s most fruitful franchises, second only to Halo. Its implications for the Xbox One should not be taken lightly. The Gears of War ultimate edition remaster of the first Gears game on Xbox One has also enjoyed relative success but it’s Gears 4 that all the fans are waiting for.

It can’t be denied that Halo 5 helped give the Xbox One a big push in October of last year with Microsoft announcing just one week after Halo 5 launched that there had been $400 million in global sales of Halo 5: Guardians games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime. However, it’s difficult to determine the exact sales of copies of Halo 5 and some have reported that it may have been lower than earlier entries in the franchise. Due to this, it’s no surprise that Microsoft is starting the marketing on Gears 4 this early and perhaps they believe that Gears 4 can do what the Gears franchise couldn’t in the previous generation and go toe-to-toe with the commercial success of the Halo franchise.

All things are looking good and it’s hard to deny that Gears 4 is shaping up to be a huge system seller for the Xbox One. Do you think it will be? Let me know your thoughts and opinions by dropping a comment below.

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  • Orko

    I hope so. But didn’t they say the same thing about Halo 5 and Quantum Break…?

    • andy

      Yeah, they also said they would be 1080p too.

  • drjonesjnr

    Yea just like halo 5……..oh wait XD

  • jacksjus

    It’s writing like this that starts to build up the insurmountable hype. I think most are just hoping that it’s a great game coming, particularly with the last two showing signs of a decline in the series.

    It’s these journalists that have to take it the extra mile. Now it’s the “Huge” system seller. Can you describe “Huge” in numbers? Better yet don’t because no one gives a fuck. Just let it be a great game, which from the looks of it I think it will make a nice return for the series.

    • J.j. Barrington

      He can’t do that. Have you seen the majority of his articles? This guy’s blood runs green.

      And that’s the problem. Too many gaming “journalists” don’t hide their biases and write ridiculous articles hyping up their preferred consoles and exclusives, or are only out for the clicks. Hell, sometimes, they do both.

      I imagine this guy just might be both.

      • jacksjus

        I saw one ridiculous article about QB getting unfair treatment by those that haven’t played. I actually agreed with it at first but then someone pulled a similar article written by them regarding The Order where they at the time admitted they have yet to play it. They were just running off word of mouth.

        Thanks for reminding me this is the same BS site. I’ll be sure to avoid from now on.

        • J.j. Barrington

          To be fair, it was a different author… probably. The older article doesn’t have anybody’s name on it, that I recall.

      • Evil_Annie_2015

        Hard to accept facts when they do not fit your Ps4 mentality? lol

        • J.j. Barrington

          What facts? You should stop using words you don’t understand.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            And you should stop commenting on articles you cannot even comprehend 🙂

          • J.j. Barrington

            Well, it IS hard to fathom that Gears will do what Halo failed to do, especially considering it’s never even been close to Halo in terms of popularity.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Halo may not have been as successful as the previous ones, but it brought MS a lot of money. The $400 Million in revenues due to halo is not bad at all and I am sure that the amount increased by this time. The writer of this article gave his opinion based on factual numbers about the expectations for Gears.

      • Kelarth

        Another example of your trolling.

        • J.j. Barrington

          Is that the best you can do? How pathetic.

          • efnet

            Oh shit ! It never ends with you does it ?
            Hey what’s your psn gamer tag ?
            I have this theory that people like you that constantly search for articles related to a device they don’t even own just to voice their own negative opinons are the type of individuals with a very limited game library…..come on man what’s your psn lol lets see your games

          • J.j. Barrington

            So you seeing my games on PSN would somehow show you I just voice negative opinions of things I don’t own?

            How’s that work?

          • efnet

            Yea that’s what I thought lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            Since when do you think? You didn’t even think that request through. Not surprising, though.

          • Kelarth

            What’s pathetic is your reply. You know I’m right and it bugs you because you can’t defend your obvious trolling so you insult me instead. lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            lol, sorry, you don’t bug me. You can’t even point to ONE instance where I was trolling. You just got your feelings hurt.

          • Kelarth

            “Have you seen the majority of his articles? This guy’s blood runs green.” That’s trolling dummy! But you know that already you’re just too immature to accept it. Here’s you trolling again in another article, “You should just admit to being a full-on Xbox fanboy at this point.” There seems to be a trend here with you and your trolling with articles that say anything positive about Xbox. Oh, and your biography is even a troll “That guy you hate, because you know I’m right and can’t do anything about it.” Grow up loser.

          • Kelarth

            “Have you seen the majority of his articles? This guy’s blood runs green.” That’s trolling dummy! But you know that already you’re just too immature to accept it. Here’s you trolling again in another article, “You should just admit to being a full-on Xbox fanboy at this point.”

            There seems to be a trend here with you and your trolling with articles that say anything positive about Xbox. Oh, and your Disqus biography is even a troll “That guy you hate, because you know I’m right and can’t do anything about it.” GTFO troll!

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            It is clear that he is a PS fanboy trolling xbox articles. Just toy with him a little bit to expose him and he will open up his PS fanboyism to levels beyond belief.

          • J.j. Barrington

            Calling the author out on his evident bias isn’t trolling, moron. He’s an Xbox fanboy. He frequently writes articles overhyping whatever Microsoft does, while at the same time casting doubt on Sony whenever he can.

            Or what? Are you incapable of seeing that because he’s pro-Microsoft?

            Yeah, that’s on my page. Because, like right now, I’m right about something, and you’re upset, but there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. You can whine, you can call me a troll, but if you faced reality for a handful of seconds and got rid of your OWN Xbox bias, you’d see truth. Of course, you don’t actually WANT to see truth, because that would involve admitting something “bad” about your favorite brand.

            So here we have it: you, an Xbox fanboy, calling me a PlayStation fanboy because I call out Xbox fanboys on their stupidity. Aww, boo-hoo.

          • Kelarth

            “He’s an Xbox fanboy”

            You’re a PS fanboy so what’s your point?

            “Or what? Are you incapable of seeing that because he’s pro-Microsoft?”

            Unlike you I’m capable of criticizing my preferred console.

            “Yeah, that’s on my page. Because, like right now, I’m right about something,”

            That’s on your biography because you’re a troll and you want everyone to know it! Period!

            Let me get this straight with you I’m not a fanboy I’m a fan there’s a difference. I can accept criticisms toward my preferred platform and I don’t go trolling in pro PS4 articles on Disqus or anywhere else because I have no silly phobia towards PlayStation. I’m a gamer above all and that makes my opinion actually worth something.

            Grow up.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            In his parallel universe every single article in the gaming media should just talk about how great the Play Station is.

          • J.j. Barrington

            No, sorry. You’re a fanboy. That’s why you get SO pissed off that you can’t even fathom the idea of this writer or anybody else being an Xbox fanboy. You do your damndest to avoid even thinking about it.

            If I WAS a fanboy, what bearing would that have on me calling out the biased nature of the articles Charlie Oakley puts out? What would be worse: me being a fanboy in the comments, or him writing fanboy-fueled articles?

            Anybody who isn’t an Xbox fanboy like the author will come up with the same answer. Somehow, though, I picture you going against the grain.

            Yeah, I have my biases. Never implied I didn’t. I’d love for you to point out an actual Playstation negative that I won’t acknowledge. I’ll wait.

            You also won’t find me defending trolls, be they writers or other commenters like your friend Annie. Unless you’ve got some good reason why they SHOULDN’T be called out for lying and spinning and being a hypocrite.

            No? I thought so.

            My little bio has you all riled up, but it’s simply a truth: opinions aside, I will always bring facts to the table. Like I told your buddy Annie, show me where I was flat out wrong. Find somewhere where I passed opinion off as fact.

            I’ll wait on that, too.

            Finally, warranted criticism doesn’t make someone a fanboy. Calling out a biased remark or article isn’t fanboy behavior. (Where’s your criticizing of Microsoft, by the way?) You, like many, don’t seem to understand what a fanboy really is.

            And it’s ironic that you’re getting all bent outta shape over words on the Internet, yet have the audacity to tell somebody else to grow up.

            Laughable.

          • Kelarth

            I’m a fanboy, really? I don’t go into positive PS articles and talk shit. But here I am in a another positive Xbox article and here you are talking shit. You even bring up Uncharted in your replies to other posters which has no place here. Oh, and just because the author is excited about the next GeoW like the rest of us Xbox fans he’s a fanboy. You’re delusional. Nobody can say anything positive about Xbox without you getting offended and defensive. You have a problem.
            You’re whole reply is just worthless crap. As usual you lie, deny, twist and deflect from the truth you’re a pathetic person who has no integrity. You’re a shameless troll and I don’t respect anything you have to say.

          • Kelarth

            I’m a fanboy, really? I don’t go into positive PS articles and talk shit. But here I am in a another positive Xbox article and here you are talking shit. You even bring up Uncharted in your replies to other posters which has no place here. Oh, and just because the author is excited about the next GeoW like the rest of us Xbox fans he’s a fanboy. You’re delusional. Nobody can say anything positive about Xbox without you getting offended and defensive. You have a problem.

            You’re whole reply is just worthless crap. As usual you lie, deny, twist and deflect from the truth you’re a pathetic person who has no integrity. You’re a shameless troll with an Xbox phobia and a million pathetic excuses, I don’t respect anything you have to say.

          • J.j. Barrington

            ” I don’t go into positive PS articles and talk shit.”

            You don’t have to. You can be a blind follower, like you are.

            “You even bring up Uncharted in your replies to other posters which has no place here.”

            Once, to Evil_Annie, who brought it up first. Get it right.

            “just because the author is excited about the next GeoW”

            No, not “just because” of that. Are you stupid? Can you not keep up? You talk about all the articles you say I’m in, and then make a retarded remark about this one article? How broken is your brain that you ignore my MULTIPLE mentions of his other articles?

            “Nobody can say anything positive about Xbox”

            And now comes the hyperbole. There are plenty of articles I don’t comment on. HUNDREDS of positive Xbox articles I either say nothing in, or say something positive in. If you weren’t so busy being a defensive fanboy yourself, you might note there’s a pattern to where I reply in the negative. And it’s more than just because it’s a positive article. But, of course, you’ve got your hands full being defensive yourself, so you can’t even see it.

            ” As usual you lie, deny, twist and deflect from the truth”

            Still waiting on you to prove any of that. If calling a fanboy as such makes you a fanboy(referencing the one remark you tried using as evidence previously), then doesn’t that make YOU a fanboy as well? No? Well how do that work? What makes you so special? Oh, that’s right: because you’re defending the Xbox and its fans from attack, right?

            ” You’re a shameless troll with an Xbox phobia”

            So what was I doing with an Xbox I bought specifically for Lost Odyssey and Vesperia? Hell, I even went as far as to get the R2-D2 model. I’d even get an XB1 for another Lost Odyssey.

            “I don’t respect anything you have to say.”

            Ah, but here you give yourself the out. Now you can doubt any and everything I say without even bothering to give it a second thought. Now you don’t have to answer if I ask what makes the author think Gears can do what Halo couldn’t. You don’t have to answer if I question how a game holding a 77 meta score(70 on PC) exceeds the GOTY hype it had. You don’t have to explain why what Microsoft is doing for consoles is so much better than what Sony MIGHT be doing(based on an unconfirmed rumor people just can’t seem to let go of). Or how a game as well known as Gears could possibly be a sleeper hit. Or how ONE good month of GWG means PS+ needs to step up. Or why someone would automatically think “PlayStation Franchises Could Be Held Back By Gimmicky Playstation VR Games.”

            Note: these are all the subjects of articles by Charlie Oakley, and I listed them days ago in the “Microsoft is making all the right moves” article. ALL THESE are the reason I see him as an Xbox fanboy(not even mentioning that he only reviews Xbox games or Xbox versions of games, which also indicates a bias). But you’re so busy being offended, yourself, that you can’t even figure that out, can you?

            Should I break down the silliness of his “5 most disappointing exclusives” list, where he includes a game that was being dragged through the mud months before release(The Order), and a game that had a rocky start online but is arguably the best racer this gen(DriveClub)?(Note: just in case you forgot, “arguably” means you can reasonably argue the case.)

            I notice you agreed with Evil_Annie when s/he said Sony was slacking on exclusives and focusing more on indies, even though that’s not true at all. That’s not hypocritical of you, though, is it? Annie can troll all s/he wants, or be as defensive a fanboy as s/he wants, and that’s cool, right? But if somebody calls him or her out, you’ll be there to fight back, right?

            As if I really give a damn whether or not you respect what I have to say. This whole while you’re trying to come down on me, you’re actively defending even worse than what you accuse me of.

            But that’s okay, cuz the ones doing it are Xbox fans like you, right?

            Get the hell outta here. Come back with something of substance next time.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            So am I worse for not attacking PRO-playstation articles?….so funny that When some buttons are pushed the PS fanboys start to go down in flames…lol

            In your mind Everything Sony does is great and you love it, but yet you have the need to troll xbox articles….if you are not a BLIND FOLLOWER? Then what should we call you?

            Yes, PS lacks in AAA exclusives compared to the XB1…go ahead and bring your army of indies…hehe

            Again, What are you doing in an article PREDICTING A GAME’s Success while comparing it to another game under the same ecosystem. The author was not touching your Playstation world at all…hihi

            BTW I do not need anybody to defend me from trolls, especially if they have your same mentality 😉

          • J.j. Barrington

            No, you’re worse because Xbox is perfect to you, but you know NOTHING about the other side of the fence.

            “In your mind Everything Sony does is great and you love it”

            Hmm? Gonna need some proof of that.

            “Yes, PS lacks in AAA exclusives compared to the XB1”

            No matter HOW you slice it- exclusives, indies, whatever- PS4 has more games. No two ways about that.

            “What are you doing in an article PREDICTING A GAME’s Success”

            Well, you see, I’m an actual gamer. So rather than being you and drowning in “knowledge” of just one thing(not that you actually seem to have ANY knowledge even of your beloved Xbox), I make it a point to know as much about the goings-on of the industry as I can. For example, instead of jumping on the hate trade like most morons, I actually took the time to look up Alison Rapp’s words, so it absolutely pissed me off that that shitstorm based on lies got her fired… oh, yeah, and she’s a Nintendo employee. Of course, if I were you, stuck looking only at the positive side of my preferred console maker, I wouldn’t even know about that.

            But therein lies the difference between you- and Kelarth- and me. I do the legwork and bring facts to the table and you, well… you don’t.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            So in your illogical world people should pick one plastic box to love, and go to articles of the other to troll and spew hate towards it? Your Sony fanboyism shines here..lol…AND my proof of you being a BLIND FOLLOWER of Sony is EVERY single one of your replies. By the way, the PS4 has more indies, so you win there 😉

            I believe that real gamers play everythig wherever a game is offered, but your comments Show that you do not touch anything out of your PS world. You clearly show how much troll knowledge you have of the other platforms as I have seen you previously in xbox articles performing you Sony fanboyism at its finest…:)

            Yes,you bring the fact that you are a PS fanboy…hehe….who could argue against it? And While I am more invested in the xbox one brand, I still play the good AAA in other platforms, and if i like them I have no problem recognizing how great the games is. You on the other hand would feel like burning if ever touching anything xbox

            TRUE, we are very different, you bring trolling to the table while I bring common sense ..;)

          • J.j. Barrington

            Yes, that’s it. You poor, stupid soul, that’s exactly it.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Isn’t a poor stupid soul the one trolling its hated enemy plastic box without making any sense at all?

            Even your insults sound empty and more like you are call yourself that…:)

          • J.j. Barrington

            Sure, sure.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            “Like I told your buddy Annie, show me where I was flat out wrong”….

            We are not buddies, just people who can see how retarded you look trying to troll an article of your enemy the infamous xbox one…..:)

            Here…I show you my answer to which all you could say was “sure sure”…

            Evil _Annie replied to JJ Barrington this:…..

            “But going back to this article…. The writer is making a prediction, and he even pointed it out for YOU that while GOW make not reach Halo levels he still believes it will be a system seller for the Xbox One, what is your issue there? He was not even making a comparisson with any Sony exclusive, he was just keeping it all wihin the xbox context as he referred to Halo for that. But as USUAL the PS fanboys take issue with anything that does not feed their PS mentality…JUST LOOK AT YOU! :o)”

            As usual I always ask you questions that you do not understand since they are too complex for a PS troll :)…. Can you answer now? Let me put it in simple terms…Do you have an issue with PREDICTIONS? lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            “GOW make not reach Halo levels he still believes it will be a system seller for the Xbox One”

            Halo wasn’t a system seller for the XB1. If Gears isn’t gonna gonna reach Halo levels, how can it be a system seller?

            “He was not even making a comparisson with any Sony exclusive”

            Kinda irrelevant, since I never made any such claim.

            “Do you have an issue with PREDICTIONS?”

            I have an issue with stupid predictions based more on hopes than anything tangible. Or do YOU have some reason why Gears will be bigger than Xbox’s biggest franchise?

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Did you even read what I said before? Is $400 million in overall sales (in one week) is not substantial?

            Your illogical comments made my point about your PS world very relevant, but of course someone with your mentality cannot even attempt to hide his fanboyism …hehe

            If you have an issue with something that is stupid you would be DELETING your comments…lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            Pretty certain that money included console and accessory sales, and maybe even XBL subscriptions; Microsoft wasn’t very clear on that, if you’ll recall, while every other Halo was SPECIFICALLY called out for the money made only on software. Even then, it might be considered substantial, but the game- and the console- saw a dropoff in sales almost immediately afterward.

            Please, list even ONE comment I’ve made that illogical. Just one.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Even you want to include all of that, the profit made by Halo alone is still excellent, but yes it is pennies for the PS fanboy. I can point out to all your replies here as an example of what is illogical, but your second paragraph is the most recent of that 🙂

            Now, How would you like to Slice $400 Million? Let’s say for a moment that 50% was on copies alone and 50% on the other combiend. That would still bring the number of copies sold in one week up to 3.3 Million, and you don’t think that number is substantial? Unless you believe that most people went out to buy accessories, and XBL subscritions to celebrate Halo’s launch and did not buy a copy lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            Oh, god. You’re an idiot. A real live idiot.

            How about comparing that number for Halo 5 and all accessories and such to previous Halos that did as much without hardware included?

            And while you’re at it, point out where I said the sales weren’t good? Wasn’t this about being a system seller? Can you keep up with the conversation please? Or is that too tough?

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Now that is funny, you make a comment that you do not even understand yourself, and then you ask me why did you say thay? That to me sounds more of what a real live idiot is…hehe

            I pointed out simple math operations, but you still do not understand what those numbers mean. Or what do you plan to do now, play semantics with the word “substantial”? So should we assume that ps4 sales is not substantial because it has not reached ps2 numbers yet?

            But back to the $400M..even if 50% was on consoles and accesories that would still move close to 400000 consoles in one week, unless you believe people went out to buy accesories and XBL only 🙂

            You clearly make no sense, and the only tough thing about you is to understand your low IQ…lol

  • Jack

    This game is going to be BEAST! Beast just like Halo 5 & Quantum Break are 😁

    October 11, get here faster than ever, that is all.

    • andy

      BEAST = underwhelming current gen performance then? Halo has gone mediocre since Bungie was done with the series. Why should this game be treated with any kind of higher expectations after what happened with Halo?

      At least with games like Halo 5 and QB, when you set your expectations incredibly low on how well a game should run on your preferred platform, it does somehow still manage to impress you then.

  • Can’t wait for the beta and nice that it will have split-screen in all modes though the frame rate will drop to 30fps from 60fps. I know I’m ready for a new Gears and from what I’ve seen it looks promising.

  • Brian

    looking forward to the game……MS/XBOX is on fire with all these games

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      MS is really focusing on first party games this time around. Sony did it with the PS3, but they have decided to let the indies fuel their console. Now, they are even focusing on gimmicks like PSVR just like MS did with Kinect.

      • andy

        Forza 5: Nov 2013 mediocre disappointment with 11 tracks

        Sunset Overdrive: Oct 2014 great game by Insomniac Games

        Forza 6: Sep 2015 still going for a last gen looking game at 1080p

        Halo 5: Nov 2015 yet another disappointment by 343 studios, gapriacs and story and gameplay wise.
        Quantum Break: holy crap you don’t have to wait until Sep in the year to get a new game of Microsoft, April 2016.

        Yeah Microsoft are totally annihilating PlayStation at the moment when it comes to games on Xbone lol. And Kinect is a gimmick now too lol? A gimmick you bought with your Xbone, numpty. ^_^

        • Evil_Annie_2015

          Sure, PS4 fanboys are disappointed that they cannot play any of those games due to their loyalty to Sony, very disappointing indeed… lol

          Since you cannot touch anything other than PS4, I hope that you enjoy the only AAA In Uncharted 4 because you will have to wait for a very long time to play another first party game on your beloved ps4 🙂

          • J.j. Barrington

            Does your head not work?

            If they’re that loyal, why would they be disappointed about not playing games on another console?

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Lol, I actually find your comments funnier each time you make one

            Now, The question is, how can they rate a game they have never played? Or why would they get upset when an article writer believes that a platform exclusive will do great base on actual data? Can you answer those two questions please?…hehehe

            As for your complain of this article, let me ask you this; have you seen all the articles hyping Uncharted 4? IGN and company cannot stop promoting it. Why would someone who hates The PS go there to read about it, and then get upset that the writers believe in the game’s success?

            Oh well, The mindset of a playstation fanboy is something beyond comprehension 🙂

          • J.j. Barrington

            Oh, it’s simple. It’s been done for years now by folks like you. Care to take a gander at all the Xbox fanboys like yourself all over any PlayStation exclusive?

            See: there’s your first question answered. Even this very website did the same thing just last year.

            As for your second question, what “actual data” shows the game will do great? By the way, why don’t you phrase the question the way it should be? Charlie’s not just claiming the game will be great. He’s claiming it’ll be the system seller even Halo hasn’t been. There’s no “actual data” to show that ever happening. Unless, like so many other words and phrases you use, they have a different meaning to you than everybody else in the world.

            Yep, I’ve seen the recent articles about Uncharted. They get their hands on a nice new demo and they’re loving it.

            So what?

            Uncharted was PlayStation’s biggest new franchise last gen, by their biggest developer. Not their biggest overall, as that would be Gran Turismo. Last generation, however, Uncharted likely moved more consoles than any other game, especially exclusives.

            Gears did not. Rather than being THE game to get the 360 for, Gears was a nice change of pace from Halo. It was an also-ran.

            As for your last question, you assume so many things in order for that to be similar to whatever you think is going on here. But, again, there’s plenty of evidence showing it’s not some rare occurrence, or something only Sony fanboys do.

            Me? I don’t hate Xbox. I don’t hate Gears. I DO hate when fanboy authors write fanboy articles, though. Hell, I knew who wrote this by the articles headline.

            I don’t hope the game isn’t good. I don’t hope it bombs. I only wish for those things when a dev has done something moronic that I don’t support; can’t say I know of any such thing that The Coalition- or is it Koalition? who cares- has done, so I don’t hope for Gears to fail.

            That doesn’t mean I’m not gonna call Charlie Oakley out on his bullshit, though.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            I have to give you credit for answering my questions the way I expected. Nobody else could have answer them in a better way than a Sony fanboy and you did a good job displaying your PS fanboy mentality.

            Also, my comment section is unlocked for anybody who cares to read it, as they will NOT find me trolling any pro-PS article, but I am sure that you cannot say the samething as I have seen you many times trolling Xbox articles (just look at what YOU are doing right now).

            As for Uncharted 4, the media can say whatever they want. I have no issue as I already know their Sony bias. However, it does not matter to me since it is one of the few games offered by Sony that I really want to play and Naughty Dog has my vote of confidence as TLOU is perhaps my favorite game so far. But I am more invested in the Xbox since it gives me the best experience overall.

            But going back to this article…. The writer is making a prediction, and he even pointed it out for YOU that while GOW make not reach Halo levels he still believes it will be a system seller for the Xbox One, what is your issue there? He was not even making a comparisson with any Sony exclusive, he was just keeping it all wihin the xbox context as he referred to Halo for that. But as USUAL the PS fanboys take issue with anything that does not feed their PS mentality…JUST LOOK AT YOU! :o)

            And then…

            “I don’t hope the game isn’t good. I don’t hope it bombs”….lol…..that is BS for you, as you are already complaining about a simple PREDICTION!

          • J.j. Barrington

            Sure, sure.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            And then?….

          • J.j. Barrington

            No and then.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Then you have no brain left..:)

          • J.j. Barrington

            So witty.

      • J.j. Barrington

        Is that why they still don’t have a first party game this year? Is that why their only exclusive isn’t even exclusive, and only JUST came out?

        Is PSVR being a gimmick why HTC and Facebook and Google are getting into VR as well?

        • Evil_Annie_2015

          Hard to accept that Sony onky has Uncharted 4 and that’s it? Ok, bring up your list of Indies…hehe….So you can play QB in your ps4? 😉

          Yes, VR will end up being a gimmick for gaming.

          • J.j. Barrington

            Only Uncharted?

            Somebody needs to educate themselves.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Ok, and Bloodborne last year lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            Don’t know what “educate” means, either, it seems.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            It is something you refuse to do…. :o)

          • J.j. Barrington

            I’ve tried educating you, but you can’t teach the unwilling.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Who would want to learn trolling and hardcore fanboyism? lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            You, apparently.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            So are you teaching trolling and hardcore fanboyism with big emphasis on Ignorance? lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            I will say I’ve definitely learned those things after dealing with individuals like you, but I don’t advocate their spread at all.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            You did not learn anything, that is just part of your DNA 🙂

          • J.j. Barrington

            But when it comes to being willfully stupid, you’re an excellent teacher.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Nobody needs to teach you that, your comments just show that you are the master of it..:)

          • J.j. Barrington

            Often, if something is too advanced for a person to comprehend, they dismiss it for fear of looking foolish.

            It’s a bit late, though: you were exposed as a fool from the start.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            So, you want to expose people of what you are? At this point, you have not established a single valid point other than your hate for a plastic box..lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            Each of my points has been valid. And actually verifiable. Yours have been drivel.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Verifiable by a PS troll? Ok, try a different source..lol

          • J.j. Barrington

            Source: reality. Try bringing up any of my points. Pick one.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            A reality based on your PS universe? Lol

            Read my previous comments and that my answer, something you had no answer to beyond “sure sure” 🙂

          • J.j. Barrington

            I notice you avoid actually mentioning anything.

          • Evil_Annie_2015

            Read it…:)

  • KashIsKlay

    Game will be great. All the gears game except the cash grab were classic

  • dapaintrain

    Really I’m not excited for this at all I played 1-3 and got halfway through judgement.

    I never got into the mp side of it but I really enjoyed 1 and 2 for the campaign however there was a noticeable decline past the 2Nd.

    Also ms need to push new games sequels don’t feel fresh they aren’t as exciting as they used to be because you know you probably won’t find a conclusion in the game because ms will make another sequel after it making the prior games ending either irrelevant or just another cliffhanger.

    My opinion why 360 was popular it had sequels but in its first few years a huge amount of innovative AAA games came out as fresh originals.