The entire Gears of War collection will be backwards compatible on the Xbox One when the service launches later this year, Microsoft and The Coalition has announced.
As a bonus incentive, gamers who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle will be able to unlock the entire Gears collection for free.
Posting on Xbox Wire, Microsoft said: “By playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live from Tuesday, August 25, 2015 through Thursday, December 31st, 2015, you’ll get access to in Backward Compatibility when it launches this fall.”
As part of the backwards compatibility, all your previously-saved files, game add-ons and achievements will be retained, and you will be able to play with friends on Xbox Live, no matter which Xbox console they’re on.
The original Gears of War is available to play on Xbox One for those in the Xbox One preview program, starting from today.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launches on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.