When Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was announced, the developers revealed that pre-ordering the game would make players eligible for all four of the previous Gears of War games on Xbox 360 - these titles would be provided to players via digital download codes and they would be sent out once the backwards compatibility patch goes live on the Xbox One.
Well good news is that the plans for the backwards compatible Gears of War games are still going ahead and now that the backwards compatible patch has been released, Coalition games has mentioned exactly when the four Xbox 360 Gears of War titles will be available for the Ultimate Edition pre-orderers.
According to Microsoft, all four backwards compatible Gears of War games will be available for download from December 1 - if you already own either of the Gears of War titles on Xbox 360, you will also be able to insert the discs into your Xbox One after the November 12 backwards compatibility patch.
So what games do actually come with the Ultimate Edition pre-order? You will get Gears of War Judgment, Gears of War 3, Gears of War 2, and surprisingly Gears of War 1, despite Ultimate Edition being a remake of the first game.
If you are eligible for the Gears of War backwards compatible games, will you play through the three other titles once they are available on December 1? All four Gears of War games are absolute classics and hopefully the backwards compatibility patch for the Xbox One should help revitalize the online server population for all of the games.