Microsoft announced during a live-steam that Gears of War 4 is slated for a ‘fall 2016’ release. This means we should expect to see the title launch between September and November.
This fall 2016 release date is easier than the E3 release window of ‘holiday 2016’ which is typically November and December. It is also rumoured that the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta may be available this Spring. Thos who picked up Gears of War Ultimate Edition will get to play it first.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition was included with over 1 million Xbox One bundles sold over the Christmas period, meaning that the beta will have a significant user base when it starts.