Microsoft has announced that Gears of War 4 will release for Xbox One on the 11th of October.
During The Game Informer show, Rod Fergusson, studio head at The Coalition, revealed that Gears of War 4 will support split-screen in all modes. "Any way you can play Gears of War you can play split-screen," Fergusson explained. "We can never get rid of that."
In addition, he also talked about the upcoming beta of the game. Fergusson stressed that this is just an alpha build of the multiplayer, which means that it won't really be a polished experience and issues might happen.
"What you're going to play is basically an alpha build of our multiplayer," he said. "That means there's going to be issues, but it's an actual beta. It's not a fake demo; it's not a highly polished thing in the sense that it's set up as a marketing demo. It's actually, 'Hey, we have brand new technology on our servers and we have brand new features on our client and we want that to be tested at scale and we want your help.'"
The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta kicks off on the 18th of April for those who played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or PC. This beta will then expand to all Xbox Live Gold members a week later, on the 25th of April.
Source: Game Informer