Gears of War 4 Announced, Coming Holiday 2016

Microsoft has announced Gears of War 4 during their E3 press conference today, with the game set to release during the holiday 2016 period. 

The game does not follow in the footsteps of Marcus Fenix but introduces a new hero and woman companion. Whether co-op or the ability to play as another character will feature is currently unknown. 

Gears of War developer The Coalition also announced Gears of War: Ultimate Edition today, which brings the original game to Xbox One at 1080p this August. Those who buy the Ultimate Edition will receive early access to Gears of War 4's beta in 2016, Microsoft has announced. 

The platform holder describes Gears of War 4 as the beginning "of a new saga". 

You can watch Gears of War 4's gameplay footage debut below.