Like Gears of War 4, this year’s Gears 5 will support cross-play between Xbox One and PC. Multiplayer director Ryan Cleven has confirmed that cross-play is supported not only for Versus multiplayer, but also for the Escape, Horde, and Campaign modes.
“We are happy to confirm that Gears 5 will feature cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC for Versus Multiplayer,” he said. “Cross-platform play also extends across the other Gears 5 modes to provide a great over-the-top three-player experience in Escape, an epic five-player Horde session, or three-player Campaign co-op.”
Keyboard and mouse controls offer a level of precision that’s better than a controller, and thankfully, Gears 5 multiplayer users can opt-out of playing against PC users for ranked play.
“For the launch of Gears 5, Xbox players will be able to opt-out of matchmaking against PC players for ranked matches,” Cleven said.
Gears 5 launches in September, but a multiplayer technical test is available today on Xbox One and PC. For lots more on the test and the game in general, check out GameSpot’s news feature: Gears 5 Dev Answers Our Burning Questions About Microtransactions, Multiplayer, Battle Royale, Loot Boxes, And More