Ryan Cleven, the man in charge of the internal development team at The Coalition charged with shaping the multiplayer of Gears 5, approved of the Versus Tech Test to draw up a list of Gears 5 online modes that will support the launch of the Cross-Play between PC Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Interviewed by GameSpot colleagues, Cleven explained that he and his team are “happy to confirm that Gears 5 will offer a cross-platform experience between Windows 10 PC and Xbox One for Versus Multiplayer at launch. The multi-platform game ( Cross-Play, ed) will also extend to the other modes of Gears 5 to offer you a fantastic three-player experience with Escape, the epic five-player sessions with the Horde and the chance to face the main Campaign in co-op up to a maximum of three users”.
In response to the criticisms made by those who rightly believe that the unified management of multiplayer lobbies via Cross-Play can benefit PC players who use more responsive controls using a mouse and keyboard, Cleven also stresses that “for the launch of Gears 5, players on Xbox One will be able to disable Cross-Play in matchmaking of ranked matches , so as to face only and exclusively opponents with controllers.
The release of Gears 5 is expected for the now not too distant 6 September: third-person shooter fans on PC Windows 10 and Xbox One who have an Xbox Game Pass subscription can participate in the multiplayer Tech Test phase scheduled by 19 to 22 July and 26 to 29 July.