Gears 5 Early Access is Now Available

Posted on September 6, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Windows 10, Xbox One with 8 Comments

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition buyers can now access Gears 5 ahead of its normal September 10 launch.

“This begins the four-day early access period for Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who may begin playing four days before the game’s worldwide release on September 10,” Microsoft’s Athima Chansanchai announced. “For those eager to get started immediately, the full game download is available now in advance of the game’s release.”

Those who are eager for some reason should know that Gears 5 is just more of the same, at least based on the single-player campaign I’ve been playing. My advice is to play this game as part of Xbox Game Pass and to not purchase it at full price. Unless, of course, you’re a diehard Gears fan for some reason. Or just a fan of rail-based interactive stories with terrible dialog and forced humor. Those people must exist.

On that note, remember that new subscribers can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today and get their first two months for $2 now through September. Which is an excellent price to pay to play this game.

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