It has become quite common for developers to push back the release date of games and rightfully so. With a delayed release, developers are given a better chance to fine tune a game before it launches. Gears of War 4 has not had much shown off to the world so it would come as no surprise if the game had to be delayed.
What is surprising though is that Gears of War 4 has just been pushed forward. This means that the game will be available earlier than previously anticipated. In the past, Gears of War 4 was set for release in the 2016 Holidays but it has now been pushed forward to Fall 2016.
Whilst this jump in time isn't that significant, it should mean that gamers will be able to purchase the upcoming Gears of War title before the inevitable holiday rush for other new releases that happens each year. Fortunately we will be getting a glimpse of Gears of War 4 before Fall 2016. In Spring, a beta for Gears of War 4 will be available online.
Whilst there is no guaranteed access for Gears of War 4's beta, a random selection of 1 million Gears of War: Ultimate Edition owners will get to play the beta first. There were no details on whether other players will be able to play beyond this original 1 million but with under 2 million sales, it's likely that over half of the Ultimate Edition population will be able to play the Gears of War 4 beta.