Microsoft has hesitated to confirm a release date for Gears of War Ultimate Edition in the last half of the year, just to recently launch the game without any sort of notice.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition has made its appearance out of nowhere in the Windows Store and is now available for purchase for 30 dollars. Finally, you have the opportunity to re-play the first title of the series, in a reconstructed version, with more details and more refinement than ever. However, there is a huge problem.
The newest version of Gears of War is almost unplayable on the Radeon video cards. According to a test conducted by Forbes, the video cards from the Fiji series, which include: R9 Nano, Fury and FuryX, presents severe performance problems, the number of frames per second dropping very often below 10fps, and the game frequently freezing. Worse than that, the game itself shows signs of corruption, a variety of artefacts making their appearance in the picture. Neither the video cards from the Tonga series are doing better, however, the Hawaii or older series appear to not be severely affected by this problem.
Microsoft is currently working with AMD to fix the problem, although we tend to believe they had plenty of time for that before releasing the game. Is not exactly the kind of release that the audience wants to see from a Microsoft game that is supposed to be a DirectX 12 mark, released exclusively on Windows Store.