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Gear Tactics released just this last week, and while it’s only available on the PC at this time, Splash Damage has gone on the record to confirm the very reason why the Gear Tactics Xbox edition is releasing at a later date.

In an update on their support page, Splash Damage has given us a small update as to why they didn’t aim for a simultaneous release with the PC version for Gear Tactics Xbox edition.

Here’s what Splash Damage had to say about the Gear Tactics Xbox edition :

Tactics was designed from the ground up specifically for PC – from mouse/keyboard-based gameplay and UI to incredible optimization that allows Gears Tactics to run on a variety of machines.

We want to ensure that Gears Tactics feels right at home on a console and not like a port, so our team is working hard on designing a custom quality experience. Expect Gears Tactics to be playable on your Xbox console later this year.

TLDR: Yes, late 2020.

Gear Tactics is now available on PC from both the Windows Store and Steam. If you now the Xbox Game Pass on PC (or ultimate) then the title will be “free” as part of the subscription. The Xbox version is scheduled to release later this year.

About Gear Tactics:

Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.

Play as the defiant soldier Gabe Diaz, rescuing and building your troops in a journey of leadership, survival and sacrifice.

Prepare your troops to face tough enemies, upgrading their skills and outfitting them with loot collected in challenging missions.

Command your squad in fast paced, turn-based battles, advancing and surviving intense and visceral encounters with the unstoppable, swarming enemy.